Re: [Beekeeping] Video: Neonicotinoids Blamed for Colony Collapse Disorder
- While this is true, it does not address cases of CCD where it is known
that neonicotinoids were NOT being used.
Just for the sake of curiosity, are you a beekeeper yourself or are you
simply an activist?
On Sat, 2008-03-08 at 11:47 -0800, Guro Dennis Servaes wrote:
> Research shows neonicotinoids cause the same symptoms as CCD.
- http://viewzone.com/lostbees.bayer.html <---see this
--- In Beekeeping@yahoogroups.com, "Dennis Servaes"
> I haven't been posting for some time. That is an excellent
> you asked a while back in regards to an alternative to Apistan.What
> to use in lue of Fluvalinate. Perhaps the manufacturer of Apistanmites
> will answer it for us by changing how it is made, since Verroa
> are more resistant to Fluvalinate now anyway. I would suggestpossible
> finding the natural enemies of verroa that are honeybee compatable.
> Gavin, posted an interesting link:
> option=com_content&task=view&id=48 that discusses Noema as a
> link to CCD, but the author Randy Oliver, wisely states in theresearch
> article,- "Side note: I'm not in any way trying to denigrate the
> effects of pesticides on our bees, and fully support further
> on the subjectespecially with regard to the neonicitinoids."the
> I have maintained my oppinion that Neonicitoids does cause all of
> symptoms of CCD, and more accurately Residual and systemicis
> insecticides are the sole cause. and the widespread use of Neonics
> residual, which means it will build up in the environment. Theall
> manufacturer ITSELF confirms that Neonics cause all of the symptoms
> of CCD. Also, ONE PART PER BILLION of Neonics is toxic to bees.
> Also, one common denominator of ALL hives tested with CCD is they
> had insecticides built up in the honey comb, so residualinsecticides
> should be replaced with something not toxic to bees, and / or atopportunists,
> least non residual.
> The 18 or so pathogens associated with CCD are known as
> rather than causative factors.