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Bad News for Bees

Please read below article written by Carol Hughes, MP

A few years back I wrote about the challenges for bees (especially honey bees) as colony collapse disorder was a growing concern and phenomenon.  Recent news items show the problems aren’t reversing but are only getting worse.  This is significantly bad news and the implications could be felt in many ways including on your plate.

Bee populations have been in decline for many years.  Originally it was thought that a number of stress factors were to blame.  Increasingly we are hearing about one class of pesticides called neonicotinoids as the likely culprit pushing global bee populations to the brink.

Within weeks, two mass death events have highlighted the pressing need to address this situation.  In June, tens of thousands of wild bumblebees were found dead in an Oregon parking lot …