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Disappearing Bees

Index of articles in the Science in Society Archive on the topic bee decline. For articles in other categories, please see the SiS archive menu.

Insecticide Blamed for Bee Decline also Lethal to Aquatic Organisms
Low chronic exposure to the soluble insecticide is lethal to fresh water shrimps
Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji 19th June 2013

One Million People Sign Emergency Petition to Ban Bee-Killing Nicotine Pesticide Illegally Registered in US
A remarkable emergency petition with over one million signatures has been submitted to the USEPA requesting the withdrawal of the pesticide clothianidin - a nicotine-based systemic pesticide widely used on corn/maize. Multiple activist organizations participated, lead by major US beekeepers
Kevin Hansen 27th March 2012

Plight of the Bumblebee
Major pollinators apart from the honeybee are suffering steep decline worldwide, chief among them the bumblebee, and neonicotinoid pesticides are a major culprit that should be banned
Prof. Joe Cummins 11th February 2011

Ban Neonicotinoid Pesticides to Save the Honeybee
Fresh evidence links neonicotinoid pesticides to death of the honeybee spurs calls for banning the pesticides
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 24th January 2011

SmartStax Corn: Corporate War on Bees
US regulatory agencies are aiding and abetting in killing bees and more
Prof. Joe Cummins 8th March 2010

Why Bees Vanish
A film that tries to get to the bottom of the mystery of the disappearing bees with some success
Sam Burcher 16th November 2009

To Bee Organic or not to Bee
Prof. Joe Cummins explains why bees are especially susceptible to pesticides
Prof. Joe Cummins 11th June 2008

Emergency Pesticide Ban for Saving the Honeybee
Prof. Joe Cummins’ warning against neonicotinoid pesticides in the killing of honeybees was dramatically confirmed, resulting in swift action on the part of the German Government
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 9th June 2008

Saving the Honeybee Through Organic Farming
The decline of the honeybee attracted worldwide attention in 2007. Investigations carried out by the Institute of Science in Society implicated a synergistic interaction between the recent widespread use of new pesticides (including Bt toxin from GM crops) and fungal infections
Prof. Joe Cummins 25th April 2008

Emergency Motion on Protecting the Honeybee
Question Tabled to European Commission by Ms Hiltrud Breyer MEP of Strasbourg
Ms Hiltrud Breyer MEP 22nd June 2007

Parasitic Fungus and Honeybee Decline
Professor Joe Cummins says systemic pesticides undermine the bee's immune system, leaving it susceptible to the parasitic fungus Nosema
Prof. Joe Cummins 18th June 2007

Parasitic Fungi and Pesticides Act Synergistically to Kill Honeybees?
Prof. Joe Cummins presents evidence that parasitic fungi can kill insects when low, otherwise non-lethal concentrations of pesticides are present
Prof. Joe Cummins 7th June 2007

Mystery of Disappearing Honeybees
For some time now, honeybees have been disappearing from farmers’ hives without a trace. Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins on the trail of possible culprits …
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins 26th April 2007

Mobile Phones and Vanishing Bees
Bees worldwide have been involved in a disappearing act called “colony collapse disorder” over the past two years, with little sign of the disease or infestations that have resulted in massive loss of colonies in the past. The bees simply leave the hives and fail to return. Beekeepers and scientists alike are stymied as to the cause of this strange phenomenon.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 25th April 2007

Requiem for the Honeybee
Neonicotinoid insecticides used both in sprays and seed dressing may be responsible for the collapse of honeybee colonies
Prof. Joe Cummins 24th April 2007