Study Finds Plants Sold To Consumers As ‘Bee Friendly’ Pretreated With Deadly Pesticides

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August 15, 2013 Ecowatch
STUDY: PLANTS SOLD A ‘BEE-FRIENDLY’ PRETREATED WITH DEADLY PESTICIDES 

Many “bee friendly” home garden plants sold at Home Depot, Lowe’s and other leading garden centers have been pre-treated with pesticides shown to harm and kill bees, according to a new, first-of-its-kind pilot study released yesterday by Friends of the Earth and allies. The pilot study, co-authored by the Pesticide Research Institute, … http://ecowatch.com/2013/plants-sold-bee-friendly-pretreated-with-pesticides/

 

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August 15, 2013 Huffington Post Green
GARDENERS BEWARE: “BEE-FRIENDLY” PLANTS MAY BE POISONING BEES (AND OTHER BENEFICIAL INSECTS/BIRDS) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/erich-pica/gardeners-beware-beefrien_b_3757020.html

 

August 15, 2013 Beyond Pesticides
GARDEN CENTERS SELL BEE-ATTRACTANT PLANTS WITH PESTICIDE RESIDUES TOXIC TO BEES http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=11566

 

August 14, 2013 Common Dreams
ARE THE PLANTS YOU’RE BUYING TO HELP BEES ACTUALLY KILLING THEM? http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/08/14-9

 

August 14, 2013 Friends of The Earth
PILOT STUDY FINDS PLANTS SOLD AS “BEE FRIENDLY” PRETREATED WITH PESTICIDES WITHOUT WARNING LABELS http://www.foe.org/news/blog/gardeners-beware

 

BEE-TOXIC PESTICIDES FOUND IN ‘BEE-FRIENDLY’ PLANTS SOLD AT U.S. GARDEN CENTERS NATIONWIDE … http://libcloud.s3.amazonaws.com/93/08/0/3120/Gardeners_beware_report_8-13-13.pdf

 

A growing body of science has implicated neonicotinoids (neonics), which are used in agriculture and also for cosmetic purposes on garden plants, as a key factor in recent global bee die-offs. Beekeepers across the country reported losses of 40-90 percent of their bees last winter. The European Union is set to suspend the use of three neonic pesticides later this year, after a scientific review by European Food Safety Authority found that neonicotinoids pose an unacceptably high risk to bees.

 

 

                             THE FULL SCOOP ON BEES HERE….

 

******BATTLE FOR THE BEES: DYING BEES RAISE ALARM FOR HUMANS – EUROPE BANS PESTICIDE(S)  http://sco.lt/8QOFgv

 

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August 9, 2013 Time Magazine
THE TROUBLE WITH BEEKEEPING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: WILD BEES ARE IN EVEN WORSE SHAPE THAN HONEYBEES http://science.time.com/2013/08/09/the-trouble-with-beekeeping-in-the-anthropocene/

 

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August 19, 2013 Time Magazine
THE PLIGHT OF THE HONEYBEE – Mass Deaths of bee colonies may mean disaster for farmers — and your favorite foods
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2149141,00.html#paid-wall

 

 

 

 

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