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Nov
18
2014
How Mushrooms Can Save Bees & Our Food Supply

In this 6th Age of Extinctions, the biosphere’s life-support systems that have allowed humans to ascend are collapsing. Visionary mycological researcher/inventor Paul Stamets illuminates how fungi, particularly mushrooms, offer uniquely powerful, practical solutions we can implement now to boost the biosphere’s immune system and equip us with benign breakthrough mycotechnologies to accelerate the transition to a restored world.

 


Oct
27
2014
One Beekeeper’s Story

Watch, and listen

Music is "Stars of The Country Down"

Artist is Ring of Kerry

 


Oct
15
2014
"We are witnessing a threat to the productivity of our natural and farmed environment equivalent to that posed by organophosphates or DDT," says Dr. Jean-Marc Bonmatin. Dr. Bonmatin is the lead author of an analysis of 800 peer-reviewed reports on the risk of neonicotinoids (and the systemic pesticide fipronil) completed in October 2014 by the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides, a group of independent scientists from 15 countries. DDT was widely promoted for pest control in the US after World War II but was subsequently banned due to both environmental and human health concerns.

 


Oct
08
2014
Can cities save our wild bees ?
Imagine you’re a bee. You’ve spent winter in your tiny underground nest. The light levels change, signalling the arrival of spring and out you come, hungry – but there’s no food. What should be a blossoming garden is all tight buds. The end.

 


June
24
2014
The Task Force on Systemic Pesticides provides comprehensive, independent analysis to inform more rapid & improved decisions on the use of systemic pesticides & their impact on biodiversity & ecosystems. This video highlights the recent Worldwide Integrated Assessment report on the use of neonicotinoids and its effect on biodiversity and ecosystems.
Task Force Website

 


May
20
2014
Rare Close-Up Video of Queen Bee Mating Midflight with Drone
In an interview with the Honeybee Conservancy, director Markus Imhoff discussed the difficulties of capturing these insects in action. "The mating queen was the biggest challenge: we spent days on a scaffolding tower attracting drones with queen pheromones," he explains. "Her wedding flight, which was 36 seconds, took more than ten days--and we only actually saw it one and a half times."

 


April
23
2014
The Greenbees are mobilizing to protest against pesticides sold by agro chemical companies, which endanger not only their livelihood but also food production for the humans. One third of all food production relies on the pollinating role of bees.
Take action to save the bees and agriculture as part of Greenpeace's international "Save The Bees" campaign.
Read more about why bees need our help at SOS-Bees

 


April
04
2014
Beekeeping More Than 60 Years Ago Caught On Film
Following is a story about a 10 minute file made in 1947. It shows migratory beekeeping like you have never seen. It tells of 300 pounds/colony crops, show lifting 4 story colonies onto trucks without a forklift, and living off the land as a travelling beekeeper. Much has changed in the 60+ years since this film was made, but fortunately, much has not.

 


March
28
2014
Commercial beekeeper John Miller has fought to help keep our world's natural pollinators alive. "The link between plants and bees is a seductive life cycle, and for 120 years my family has kept bees," he said, describing what he believes is the best job ever. However, over the last 70 years, America has lost half of its bee colonies due to their inability to find pasture, the increasing harm from pesticide and the viral predator bug, the varroa destructor. He came to TEDxUNC to remind us- no bees, no food.

 


Dec
03
2013
This video is from a Canadian beekeeper and the Ontario Beekeepers Association and is the story of a third generation beekeeping family whose business is threatened by the impact of neonicotinoid pesticides. See first-hand the devastation that is being wreaked on bees, pollinators and our ecosystem.

 


Dec
18
2013
Scientists at the University of Sussex repeatedly counted flower-visiting insects that foraged on 32 popular summer flowering garden plant varieties, in a specially planted experimental garden on the campus. In the second and final year of study, additional gardens were set up to check the results.
The study, published today in Functional Ecology – the journal of the British Ecological Society

 


Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years, each colony 40 to 50,000 individuals coordinated in amazing harmony. So why, seven years ago, did colonies start dying en masse? Marla Spivak reveals four reasons which are interacting with tragic consequences. This is not simply a problem because bees pollinate a third of the world’s crops. Could this incredible species be holding up a mirror for us ?
Marla Spivak researches bees’ behavior and biology in an effort to preserve this threatened, but ecologically essential, insect.

 


Sept
9
2013
Pseudoscorpions (also known as False Scorpions or book scorpions) are not actually scorpions at all but are a type of arachnid. They belong to the same class of animals as spiders – the arachnida; and are known as pseudo-scorpions as they look exactly like scorpions but without the stinging tail ... but they eat Varroa !

 

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