Massive Honeybee Die-Off in CaliforniaNearly a million honeybees lost–pesticides are suspected to be the cause. Last October, amateur beekeeper, Carrie Kappel, called the SBBA (Santa Barbara Beekeepers Association) when she saw hundreds of dead and dying bees outside her beehive in her backyard. “It was devastating to see...
Vanishing Of The Bees – E47
Why are our honeybees vanishing in alarming numbers? Food Integrity Now talked with co-directors, Maryam Henein and George Langworthy, about their recent film, Vanishing Of The Bees. This documentary takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee. Henein and Langworthy discuss our current agricultural landscape and celebrates the ancient and sacred connection between man and the honeybee. The story highlights the positive changes that have resulted due to the tragic phenomenon known as “Colony Collapse Disorder.” Their movie unfolds as a dramatic tale of science and mystery. Henein is passionate about this extraordinary crisis and its greater meaning about the relationship between humankind and Mother Earth. The bees have a message – but will we listen.
EPA Approves Pesticide Linked to Colony Collapse Disorder
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted emergency approval for the use of the neonicotinoid pesticide dinotefuran to control brown marmorated stink bugs in seven eastern states. Dinotefuran is a member of the neonicotinoid family of systemic pesticides that is known to be highly toxic to bees and associated with Colony Collapse Disorder.