Saturday, November 2, 2013
It is ice to dilute hot waters. In the average reader’s mind it can derail a serious concern with hidden meanings, causing them to say “Oh, so the situation is not that bad…”
The results of a recent study held mixed messages that might draw some “Huhs?” It could either encourage disregard for the steadily growing bee die-off and appease industrial pesticide chemical makers…or, at best, be a colossal waste of money.
Let’s take a spin together….
Royal Holloway University researchers found that when bees become exposed to low levels of neonicotinoid pesticides – which they claim do not directly kill bees – it affects their behavior and they cannot work as well to keep the whole hive going.
The results were supposed to showcase that the type of exposure bees face in the field has subtle impacts that can ultimately…lead to colony failure. However, over and over, it emphasizes the words “sublethal,” subtle impacts, synergistic effects and stress. The stress from chemical exposure and perhaps other factors. It points to neonicotinoid pesticide impact but downplays it at the same time. It is called a discovery and a breakthrough on a “trend that has baffled many experts worldwide.” But it also looks likes like a call for more research, passing the blame onto the bees themselves and a way to give a stamp of approval to more sets of chemicals….
- Bees Are Actually Just Stressed? (naturalblaze.com)
- Bees Are Actually Just Stressed? (activistpost.com)
- Scientists Discover Key Molecule Linking Neonicotinoids to Honey Bee Viruses (readersupportednews.org)
- Low Levels of Pesticide Exposure Can Stress Bees Causing Colony Failure (scienceworldreport.com)
- Stress a key factor in causing bee colonies to fail (seeddaily.com)
- Brief contact with pesticides can stress bees and cause colony failure (blueandgreentomorrow.com)
- Scientists Discover Key Molecule Linking Neonicotinoids to Honey Bee Viruses (savetheepa.org)
- Bees Get ‘Blinded’ by Polluted Scents: New Insights into Colony Collapse Disorder (motherboard.vice.com)