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  1. General Beekeeping
    Hello! I recently caught a swarm and put them in one of my Warre Hives. Back in June I lost the bees in this hive because Terminix sprayed pesticides very close to it. I had no idea they were coming as my neighbors didn't give me any warning! I had never lost a hive this way and as you can...
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    Spring of 2012 I used a soil injection of imidacloprid to treat several hemlock trees that had begun to drop needles because of a Hemlock Wooly Adelgid infestation. January of 2013 European Food Safety Authority found imidacloprid to be in the class of pesticides that pose high risk to bees. As...
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    One year after Florida citrus growers and beekeepers joined in an innovative, voluntary partnership, the program has become a model for other states researching how to garner cooperation between beekeepers and agricultural producers. Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam gathered a group of...
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    Four Common Pesticides, Their Mixtures and a Formulation Solvent in the Hive Environment Have High Oral Toxicity to Honey Bee Larvae Recently, the widespread distribution of pesticides detected in the hive has raised serious concerns about pesticide exposure on honey bee (Apis mellifera L.)...
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    Pesticides driving bees from citrus groves to urban areas CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Homeowners on Southeast 3rd Avenue are relieved to see a huge beehive gone. They say the bees were a bother. "They are the biggest hives I've ever seen in my life," said Cape Coral resident Colin Venuti. "It...
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    Using a Hazard Quotient to Evaluate Pesticide Residues Detected in Pollen Trapped from Honey Bees (Apis mellifera) in Connecticut Analysis of pollen trapped from honey bees as they return to their hives provides a method of monitoring fluctuations in one route of pesticide exposure over location...
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    While the orange growers used to spray insecticides a few times a year, The Ledger newspaper reports that they are now dousing their groves monthly. Needless to say, the region’s apiarists are none too pleased to see their bees being killed by the insecticides. The conundrum has Florida...
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    Comparative Toxicities and Synergism of Apple Orchard Pesticides to Apis mellifera (L.) and Osmia cornifrons (Radoszkowski) The topical toxicities of five commercial grade pesticides commonly sprayed in apple orchards were estimated on adult worker honey bees, Apis mellifera (L.) (Hymenoptera...
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    Florida Citrus Grower That Killed Millions of Bees With Pesticide Gets $1,500 FineBy Tim Elfrink Tue., Aug. 27 2013 at 8:59 AM Flaunt state law by illegally spraying pesticide that destroys millions of bees, threatens a local ecosystem and costs local beekeepers a quarter of a million bucks...
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    I don't know if this is good for the cause or misdirected good intentions. But they have the ability to get a cause in the forefront of the media and public. Here is the introduction statement and link to there page. If for anything other than knowing what is going on with groups in relation to...
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    Crop Pollination Exposes Honey Bees to Pesticides Which Alters Their Susceptibility to the Gut Pathogen Nosema ceranae We collected pollen from bee hives in seven major crops to determine 1) what types of pesticides bees are exposed to when rented for pollination of various crops and 2) how...
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    Size Changes in Honey Bee Larvae Oenocytes Induced by Exposure to Paraquat at Very Low Concentrations Honey bee larvae were exposed to Paraquat at different concentrations in the food: 0, 0.001, 0.01, 0.1 and 1 µg/kg. This study is the first which reports an effect of a pesticide at the very...
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    Learning Impairment in Honey Bees Caused by Agricultural Spray Adjuvants Spray adjuvants are often applied to crops in conjunction with agricultural pesticides in order to boost the efficacy of the active ingredient(s). The adjuvants themselves are largely assumed to be biologically inert and...
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