The bees and the birds…


Managed honey bee colonies act collectively as our “canary in the coal mine,” alerting us to the deleterious effects of toxic chemicals in the environment.  The news is bad! Bees are dying!   Scientific analysis of the effects of these toxic chemicals on wild (unmanaged) populations of other organisms is more difficult.  How hard is it REALLY though (?) … to intelligently deduce that we are systematically killing more than just one of our important agricultural pollinators.  Bees, worms, fish, birds, etc.  An entire ecosystem is at risk!  Read more here and know that we need to act fast to ban use of these chemicals before the damage is irreversible.

http://www.wired.com/2014/07/neonicotinoid-bird-declines/

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About "BUGGING" YOU FROM FRIDAY HARBOR!

I love beetles and keep bees! In my free time, I enjoy photography (mostly bugs) and documenting insect species found on San Juan Island. I have limited availability for local, onsite beekeeping consultation and hive inspection, honey bee removal/swarm collection as well as phone/skype consultation. Contact me at cyndibrast@me.com Member Washington State Beekeepers Association
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