Beepocalypse Myth Handbook: Assessing claims of pollinator collapse – Genetic Literacy Project

After a decade of debate, the causes of the mid-2000s spike in bee deaths is coming into focus. Culprits are multifactorial, a rebuke of simplistic fingering of pesticides. Time for targeted solutions.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/07/15/beepocalypse-myth-handbook-dissecting-claims-of-pollinator-collapse/

Video: Honeybee apocalypse? Yet another scientist challenges claims that bees used mostly in agriculture are under threat. Wild bees? That’s another story – Genetic Literacy Project

German physicist Sabine Hossenfelder challenges what she calls the ‘myth’ that honeybees are facing catastrophic health challenges.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/07/01/viewpoint-honeybee-apocalypse-yet-another-scientist-challenges-claims-that-bees-used-mostly-in-agriculture-are-under-threat-wild-bees-thats-another-story/

Viewpoint: ‘One-size-fits-all pesticide policy hurts farmers and doesn’t help pollinators’ ‘ — Why Boulder, Colorado ignores science in push to ban neonicotinoids – Genetic Literacy Project

It is commonly cited within the beekeeping community that pesticides called neonics can negatively impact honeybees. An oft-invoked visualization shows a
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/02/04/viewpoint-one-size-fits-all-pesticide-policy-hurts-farmers-and-doesnt-help-pollinators-why-boulder-colorado-ignores-science-in-push-to-ban-neonicotinoids/

Infographic: US honeybee population reverses declines, shows sharp 8% increase over past decade, documents USDA – Genetic Literacy Project

Over the last 20 years, the U.S. beekeeping industry has experienced significant changes that have included fluctuating honey bee colony numbers coupled
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/10/11/infographic-us-honeybee-population-reverses-declines-shows-sharp-8-increase-over-past-decade-documents-usda/

Managed honeybee and bumble bee colonies in the US are up as much as 85%, a 60 year high, as independent researchers challenge bee apocalypse narrative – Genetic Literacy Project

The Western honey bee (Apis mellifera) is amongst the best-monitored insects but the state of other managed pollinators is less well known. Here, we
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/09/21/managed-honeybee-and-bumble-bee-colonies-in-the-us-are-up-as-much-as-85-a-60-year-high-as-independent-researchers-challenge-bee-apocalypse-narrative/

Viewpoint: ‘Neonicotinoids and other seed treatments are a precise tool and critical component of safe, integrated pest management practices’ — American Seed Association challenges ‘misunderstandings’ – Genetic Literacy Project

Neonicotinoids
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Are bees disappearing due to ‘climate chaos’? Out of 250 bumblebee species around the ” world, only a few species are in danger | Genetic Literacy Project

It’s easy to find articles on the internet which claim that bumblebees and wild bees will be extinct in 20 years or less because of rising
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Video: ‘We’re saving the wrong bees’ — Journalist argues that focusing concern on ‘backyard bees’ undercuts effort to save wild populations responsible for most crop pollination | Genetic Literacy Project

Think honey bees are disappearing? Or that the more hives we have the better? Think again. Here’s why they’re the bad boys of the bee world, and what we
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/05/26/video-were-saving-the-wrong-bees-journalist-argues-that-focusing-concern-on-backyard-bees-undercuts-effort-to-save-wild-populations-responsible/

‘Risks are acceptable’: On verge of banning neonicotinoid imidacloprid, Canada reverses course, says bees will not be adversely impacted | Genetic Literacy Project

Canada’s pesticide regulator said on that farmers could keep using the chemical imidacloprid to control crop-destroying insects under stricter conditions,
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/05/20/risks-are-acceptable-on-verge-of-banning-the-neonicotinoid-imidacloprid-canada-reverses-course-says-bees-will-not-be-adversely-impacted/

Bayer loses fight over insecticides EU blamed for killing bees

The European Union’s top court on Thursday upheld the EU’s partial ban on three insecticides linked to harming bees, preventing their use on certain crops.
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2021/05/06/bayer-loses-fight-over-insecticides-eu-blamed-for-killing-bees/