Drift and persistence of a neonicotinoid product suggest that planting clean forage alongside crops may not help the bees much, and could hurt them further.
Whether the action will ever make much difference to the overall health of managed honeybees can’t be known for a while.
Bee-friendly buffers along roadways, Spivak said, would be “the most amazing thing we can do” to create large areas of new forage in a hurry.
Shifts in committee leadership under the House’s new Republican majority are a source of division; so is renewed attention to a metro-outstate regional split.
We’re talking about rethinking the design and use of highway corridors and utility rights-of-way, of corporate campuses and croplands, of public lands and private lawns.
Farmers, environmentalists and entomologists praise Minnesota for spearheading state laws to protect beekeepers and pollinators (bees, ants and bats) from insecticides.
Despite a better winter, nobody actually seems to think anything much has changed in the honeybees’ long-term outlook.
New Harvard research suggests that insect poisons are killing bees all by themselves — that is, without the partnership of parasites or malnutrition.