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Dec
10
2012
10 minutes talks ...
This fascinating video on bee medicines, primarily bee propolis, is by one of the most renown experts on propolis, James Fearnley. He boils the history, research and the magic of this amazing natural substance, down to an essence.

 


Oct
25
2012
Where do bees come from ?
Bee genetics, the reproduction facts presented by one of the owners of Golden Rule Honey

 


Oct
21
2012
The buzz about pesticides
Bees, the most important pollinators of crops, are in trouble. All over the world, their populations are decreasing and scientists and farmers want to know why. In some cases, such as the widely reported colony collapses in North America in 2006, it is probably down to disease. But a blooming crop of research suggests that pesticides are also to blame

 


Sept
20
2012
Killing Bees: Are Government and Industry Responsible?
Honey bees, the essential pollinators of many major US crops, have been dying off in massive numbers since 2006. This threatens the American agricultural system and the one in twelve American jobs that depends on it. There is growing evidence that a new class of pesticides -- nerve toxins called neonicotinoids, which are used on most US crops including almost all corn -- may be toxic to bees. The Environmental Protection Agency allowed neonicotinoids on the market without adequate tests to determine their toxicity to bees. Environmentalists want neonicotinoids banned until needed safety tests are done. While the US government is slow to act and neonicotinoid sales reap billions for the chemical industry, bees continue to die. Earth Focus reports.

 


Aug
31
2012
Agrochemical Transnational Corporations and Human Rights Violations
The People vs. Agrochemical TNCs is a 25-minute video documentation of the Permanent People's Tribunal Session on Agrochemical Transnational Corporations held in Bangalore, India in December 2011. Survivors and witnesses of violations of agrochemical corporations narrate their stories of pesticide poisoning, child labour, environmental destruction, harassment and intimidation of those who go against the world's biggest agrochemical corporations. Watch and listen to the verdict and let us know what you think.

 


July
17
2012
Bees are a vital species to humans and the environment as pollinators of most of our crops. But they are dying off at a rapid pace. Jay Feldman, Executive Director of Beyond Pesticides, takes a hard look at what may be behind the large declines in bee populations, and what's at stake.
Earth Focus is an environmental news magazine that puts a human face on the environment by featuring under-publicized stories about how changes in our environment are affecting everyday people.

 


June
28
2012
Bees are critical to ensuring our food supply, yet they are disappearing at an alarming rate. Over thirty percent of our agricultural crops depend on bees for pollination, and bee pollination means about $15 billion in agricultural production for the United States. But the number of bee colonies has fallen by 45 percent in the last 60 years. In 2006, US beekeepers noticed something they've never seen before -- massive bee die offs. Every year since 2006, one third of bee colonies in the United States disappear. This mysterious bee die off came to be called colony collapse disorder. Colorado beekeeper Tom Theobald explains explains what's behind bee disappearance and what we need to do about it.

 


June
12
2012
The story of seed has become one of loss, control, dependence and debt.
It’s been written by those who want to make vast profit from our food system, no matter what the true cost.
It’s time to change the story. Seeds of Freedom from
The ABN and The Gaia Foundation on Vimeo

 


May
2
2012
PART ONE - OF FOUR VIDEOS
In 1992 Bayer was granted a license to use its systemic insecticide 'Gaucho' on Sunflowers and Maize in France. Sunflowers were massively important to the French bee-farmers since the honey derived from them amounted to something like 30,000 tonnes annually. In 1994 more than 400,000 bee-colonies died within days of the sunflowers blooming; the beekeepers could actually watch bees dying on the sunflowers - as soon as they had drunk the nectar and collected the pollen. The ground beneath the sunflowers was 'crunchy' with dead bees - and the hives were soon empty apart from the queen and a few nurse bees.

 


May
2
2012
PART TWO - OF FOUR VIDEOS
The only new factor in the environment was that the sunflowers had been treated with'Gaucho' and its constituent insecticide Imidacloprid.
The beekeepers lobbied the govt. to carry out urgent research; the facts were quickly known - the pollen and nectar contained imidacloprid - a neuro-toxic insecticide - and the bees were being poisoned: acutely and sub-lethally.

 


May
2
2012
PART THREE - OF FOUR VIDEOS
The only new factor was 'Gaucho' and its constituent insecticide Imidacloprid. The beekeepers lobbied the govt. to carry out urgent research; the facts were quickly known - the pollen and nectar contained imidacloprid - a neuro-toxic insecticide - and the bees were being directly poisoned.
However, the government refused to act; the regulators refused to act; the food safety agency refused to act - despite overwhelming scientific evidence that imidacloprid was the direct cause of the mass-bee-kill.

 


May
2
2012
PART FOUR - OF FOUR VIDEOS Eventually - after three years of mass bee deaths - the beekeepers marched on Paris; the Minister of Agriculture banned the use of Imidacloprid on sunflowers and maize.
The ban was enacted in 2000 AD- but the British and American governments - along with their scientists and regulators have completely ignored the French evidence and experience. More than 4 million bee colonies have died in America since 2006; nobody knows how many have died in the UK.

 


Sept
22
2011
Tom Theobald from Colorado has pulled off a great coup by getting Dan Rather - veteran American TV anchorman - to produce this in-depth look at the link between Neonicotinoid insecticides and the mass-death of bee colonies around the world

 

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