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Are Monsanto’s pesticides partly responsible for the collapse of the bee

Are Monsanto’s pesticides partly responsible for the collapse of the bee

Well according to Natalia Sanchez they are. And what a good article she writes. Natalia states: Over the years research has been conducted to understand why the bees have been disappearing, and the culprit seems to be Monsanto’s genetically modified herbicides and pesticides. Monsanto, a chemical and agricultural biotech company, has received quite the bad reputation from activists across the spectrum because of research linking them to human related issues like autism, cancer, and obesity. But, evidence suggests that Monsanto’s...
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Backyard Beekeeping

Backyard Beekeeping

A great series of videos on Backyard Beekeeping or Apiculture for the purists. Here are a couple of questions from the series:- 1. Does feeding the bees with sugar in spring diminish the quality of the honey harvested? 2. If the 2 hives were next to each other, why the weather killed one colony and not the other? The answers:- 1. I haven’t observed any issues with the honey harvest. This past year I had a bumper crop. They aren’t...
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Starting a New Bee Hive

Starting a New Bee Hive

Dan explains how he puts a new colony of bees into their new hive. Protective clothing, tools and equipment are shown and explained. Further Onsite Reading: Are Monsanto’s pesticides partly responsible for the collapse of the bee Urban Beekeeping in Los Angeles Starting Onion & Leek Seeds Backyard Beekeeping

Urban Beekeeping in Los Angeles

Urban Beekeeping in Los Angeles

Urban Beekeeping guru Kirk Anderson, co-founder of the Backwards Beekeepers, explains the necessary tools for urban beekeeping, how to get the honey from the hive to the jar, and the laws around urban beekeeping in Los Angeles and other major cities. Further Onsite Reading: Backyard Beekeeping Starting a New Bee Hive Urban Gardening Urban Farming and Urban Agriculture – Explained The Urban Gardening Daily News Roundup