First Time Nicotine-Based Pesticides Found in Tap Water While A Colorado Honey Beekeeper Loses 100% of His Colonies

— “Clothianidin (neonicotinoid pesticide) is highly toxic to honey bees.”

- Leaked EPA Document, November 2, 2010
[ See Websites below for 101-page leaked Memo.]

— “The neonicotinoids are five to ten thousand times more toxic than DDT.”

- Tom Theobald, Owner, Niwot Honey Farm, Niwot, Colorado

— “Annual federal gov't-reported total losses are the number of empty boxes. But, in reality, every time you replace a queen, you’re replacing that beehive. So most beekeepers are looking at 80% to 120% losses.”

- Dave Hackenberg, Owner, Hackenberg Apiaries, Lewisburg, PA

Apis Mellifera honey bee. Worker gathering pollen and nectar to take back to colony hives. Image © 2009 by Maciej Czyzewski.
Apis Mellifera honey bee. Worker gathering pollen and nectar to take back to colony hives. Image © 2009 by Maciej Czyzewski.

 

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