Border Bees Diary

Diary of a Beekeeper in the Scottish Borders

REQUIEM FOR THE HONEYBEE

Posted by borderglider on June 12, 2008

Professor Joe Cummins is Emeritus Professor of Genetics at the University of Ontario. He produced a detailed scientific paper in April 2007 last year which gives an overview of all the research from France, Italy and the USA regarding the impact of Neo-Nicotinoid pesticides on honeybees. The paper contains full scientific references with detailed sources.

Certainly, honeybees are declining both in areas where GM crops are widely grown, and in other areas where GM crops are released in small test plots.

Is there a common thread that links both areas? Yes there is: the universal use of systemic pesticide seed dressing in GM crops and conventional crops; in particular, the widespread application of a relatively new class of systemic insecticides – the neo-nicotinoids -“

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