In a blow to the adoption of urgently needed protections for the honey bee, the California State Senate voted to delay action on harmful neonicotinoid pesticides until 2020.
Much as with other honeybee byproducts — propolis, pollen, and royal jelly — the benefits of raw honey are magical and medicinal. In fact, ancient Greeks referred to it as “the nectar of the Gods.
The largest beekeeping organizations in America have filed a lawsuit against the EPA for its approval of the pesticide sulfoxaflor, shown to be “highly toxic” to honey bees, and other insect pollinators.
Right before National Honey Bee Day, the EPA issued a press release claiming their new pesticide labels “will better protect bees and other pollinators.” But beekeepers and environmentalists say they may actually do more harm than good.
Just in time for National Honeybee Day on August 17, the mainstream media puts a spotlight on honeybees. But what are they neglecting to tell us?