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USDA Survey, Mite-a-thon, Fipronil in Eggs, and more

Pollinator News          Aug. 18, 2017 Bee Health Is Not Just About Numbers of Hives USDA- NASS released its annual report of honey bee losses last week.  These annual bee health and honey surveys by NASS are a snapshot in time.  These surveys can be confusing for the non-beekeeper.  However, it shows what any beekeeper would

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Congressional Briefing; Harvest Nectar; Film Showings; Outreach, and more

Pollinator News          Aug. 4, 2017 Congressional briefing on pesticides toxic to bees, birds, and other wildlife Members of Congress, scientific experts, beekeepers, farmers and environmental advocates to document the devastating impacts of pollinator population decline WASHINGTON, D.C. — A coalition of environmental, beekeeping, and farming organizations held a Congressional briefing on Thursday, July 27th to

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Habitat is a Collaboration; Pollinator Week report; Be Your Brother’s Keeper, and more

Pollinator News                     July 21, 2017 Pollinator Habitat is a Collaboration Pollinator health is key to an affordable and sustainable food supply.   Managed honey bees and native pollinators have been experiencing four challenges to their health.  When combined, the pests, pathogens, pesticide exposure, and poor forage are gravely affecting our pollinators. Pesticide exposure, either

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Take Action Today; Bee Audacious- Part V; Keep Hives Alive, and more

Pollinator News                     July 7, 2017 Pyrethroid Comments- Act Today!  DDL. Midnight July 7th We apologize for the late notice of this ACTION, as the deadline for comments to EPA is Friday, July 7 at midnight.  The PSC computer was hacked, held for ransom, wiped clean, then restored—but it delayed getting this information to

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Take Action Before Midnight, July 7, 2017

The Pollinator Stewardship Council seeks your support and comments concerning the Environmental Protection Agency review of Pyrethroids.  Please submit your comments to protect your honey bees and native pollinators from the adverse impact of pesticides. Step 1- Copy and Paste Text of the draft letter below At Regulations.gov, where comments can be submitted to the

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Pollinator Protection- What are you doing to help?

Pollinator News            June 23, 2017 Consumer Habits Will Drive Pollinator Protection- What are you doing to help? Adopting a Hive Mentality-Part IV Guest writer, Wendy Mather Pollinator Week is being celebrated nationally June 19-25.  If you’re reading this newsletter, please take initiative and spread the word about what we can do to protect

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Pollinator Week; Research- Neonics Not Increasing Crop Yield; and more

Pollinator News            June 9, 2017 Celebrating Ohio Monarchs to Bees ‘N Aull Celebrate Ohio Pollinators, June 17-25, 2017 continues for a second year.  The Ohio State Beekeepers Association partnered with Pollinator Stewardship Council and Scotts MiracleGRO Foundation to present his collaboration of beekeepers and destination venues in Ohio.  A fourth destination venue was

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Court: Bee killing Pesticide Approvals Violated Law; MD Protects State Habitat; and more

Pollinator News            May 26, 2017 Court Holds Bee-killing Pesticide Approvals Violated the Law EPA must analyze risks to endangered species SAN FRANCISCO (5-10-17) —A Federal Court has ruled   that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) systematically violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) – a key wildlife protection law – when it approved bee-killing insecticides

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Walmart & True Value phase out bee killing pesticides; Adopting a Hive Mentality

  Pollinator News                    May 12, 2017 Walmart and True Value to phase out bee-killing pesticides while Ace Hardware lags behind Posted May. 3, 2017 /  by: Erin Jensen Garden retailers nearly unanimous in rejecting bee-killing pesticides WASHINGTON, D.C. —Friends of the Earth and its allies announced a major advancement in their fight

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Bee Audacious, Bee Highway, Bee Safe

Pollinator News                April 28, 2017 Audacious: “A willingness to take surprisingly bold risks; bold, daring, fearless, intrepid, brave, courageous, valiant, heroic, plucky.” Guest submission by Wendy Mather I volunteered as a note taker at the “Bee Audacious” conference in Marshall, California from December 11 – 13, 2016.   The impressive line-up of thought

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