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View Diary: EPA: Save Our Bees and Our Food Supply! Ban Bee Killing Insecticide Now! (15 comments)

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  •  Overall honeybee losses (1+ / 0-)
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    weck

    In 2010, the USDA reported that data on overall honey bee losses for the year indicate an estimated 34% loss, which is statistically similar to losses reported in 2007, 2008, and 2009.  http://www.ars.usda.gov/...

    2011 was similar.

    •  But it does vary by region (1+ / 0-)
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      weck

      Some regions are at 50% losses on average, meaning other regions are clearly less impacted.  Maybe it's not such a big problem in the area you worked in.

      National beekeeping organizations have petitioned the EPA to ban the sale of Bayer's neonicotinoid, but they EPA is stalling.  Big Ag is very powerful

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