Sign A Petition to Stop EPA From Approving Another Toxic Insecticide!

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is weighing approval of a new pesticide, sulfoxaflor, which the EPA itself is “very highly toxic” to honeybees. The EPA previously approved sulfoxaflor, brought to us by Dow Chemical Co., for use on cotton. The agency is now poised to approve the pesticide for wider use.

Sulfoxaflor is considered […]

Beekeepers Unite Against EPA/FDA Over Toxic Bee-Killing Neonicotinoid

The National Beekeeping organizations and the National Honey Bee Advisory Board have joined forces to protect bee keepers and the food supply in an appeal against the EPA for its approval of a highly toxic pesticide called Sulfoxaflor. This toxin has been classed a fourth generation neonicotinoid which scientists worldwide have linked to colony collapse […]

Illinois Dept of Ag Seizes Apiary, Legal Row Insues

The little town of Apple River in northeast Jo Daviess County, Illinois is the hometown of a big man – Terrence Ingram. Though not big in a physical sense, when it comes to saving the American Bald Eagle, there is hardly anyone in the United States held in higher regard than Ingram. His years of […]

Oregon Bans Some Insecticides Following Bee Deaths

Bees and other insects can breathe a little easier in Oregon — for now. The state has responded to the recent bumbleocalypse in a Target parking lot by temporarily banning use of the type of pesticide responsible for the high-profile pollinator die-off.

For the next six months, it will be illegal to spray Safari or other pesticides [PDF] […]

Letter to the White House Urging Suspension of Neonicotinoid Pesticides

In coalition with allied environmental health and conservation groups, NCAP is urging the White House to direct EPA to suspend registration for neonicotinoid pesticides and perform immediate further review of their risks.

 June 20, 2013

President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500

Urgent Appeal – neonicotinoid insecticides

Dear […]

Are Honey Bees Our Proverbial Canaries in the Coal Mine?

Recent reports of mass bee deaths at single locations have raised alarm among environmentalists, entomologist and concerned citizens around the world.

The June 17th Wilsonville Oregon incident resulted in over 50,000 dead bumble bees, honey bees and other pollinators. The bees literally dropped dead while feeding on the blooms of flowering Linden trees in […]

Collapse Of US Honeybee Industry Could Cost $100’s Of Billions Of Dollars

Honeybees don’t just produce honey: the hard-working insect is also fundamental to the world’s food supply.

One-third of the food we eat depends on insect pollination, mostly by honeybees that are raised and managed by beekeepers.

The value of insect pollinators on world agricultural production, which accounts for their role in producing better quality […]

Conserving Bumble Bees

Guidelines for Creating and Managing Habitat for America’s Declining Pollinators Written By Rich Hatfield, Sarina Jepsen, Eric Mader, Scott Hoffman Black and Matthew Shepherd

Bumble bees, key pollinators of crops and wildflowers across the country and essential for a healthy environment, are declining at an alarming rate. Bee biologists discovered that several previously common species […]

Tens Of Millions of Florida Bees Mysteriously Die In A Single Day. Beekeepers Blame Pesticides

Authorities have already ruled out disease, including the infamous “Colony Collapse Disorder” (CCD), as the cause of a recent honeybee holocaust that took place in Brevard County, Florida. The UK’s Daily Mail reports that up to 12 million bees from roughly 800 apiaries in the area all dropped dead at roughly the same time around […]

Nanoparticles Loaded With Bee Venom Kill HIV

Nanoparticles carrying a toxin found in bee venom can destroy human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) while leaving surrounding cells unharmed, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown. The finding is an important step toward developing a vaginal gel that may prevent the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

“Our […]