Millions Of Honeybees Found Dead
2013 07 03

By Elaine Radford | The Inquisitr

Millions of honeybees are dead in a new colony collapse disorder crisis being reported from Ontario, Canada. And that’s on a single farm in Elmwood, Canada.

Depending on the reports you read, 30 million, 37 million, or even 40 million honeybees may already be dead — a reflection of the expanding numbers as the crisis continues.

According to MSN Living, Elmwood beekeeper Dave Schuit has lost at least 600 hives representing 37 million honeybees — and he’s pointing the finger squarely at neonicotinoid pesticides.

It’s a logical argument. The pesticides are popular for a reason: They’re an efficient way to kill insects. Unfortunately, they can’t discriminate between beneficial insects like bees and harmful pests like aphids.

The debate is already over in the European Union, which recently banned a large number of pesticides including neonicotinoids.

However, they are still used in both the United States and Canada.

The deaths at Dave and Erika Schuet’s Saugeen Honey operation in Elmwood reportedly occurred shortly after the local corn and canola crops were sprayed with two neonicotinoid insecticides known as Poncho 600 and Matador 120. “I guess you could call this a bee holocaust,” an upset Erika Schuet said when reporting on the disaster at a local meeting afterwards.

The Schuet bees are now being tested to see if they can confirm the cause of the mass bee deaths.

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A recent report from Canada’s The Post said that almost 40 million honeybees were dead on the Elmwood farm.


Read the full article at: inquisitr.com



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