Monthly Archives: February 2014

What Is Killing the Honeybee? Part IV

Brinksmanship? Ignorance? Greed? Inertia? “It is ironic to think that man might determine his own future by something so seemingly trivial as the choice of an insect spray.”– Rachel Carson, Silent Spring Back in the seventies, Bob and I helped … Continue reading

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Who is Killing the Honeybee? Part III

Two Beekeepers Tell Their Stories Betty and Steve are neighbors of mine. Of course, in northeastern North Carolina, where farm fields stretch for miles, neighbors can be a half hour or more away. Like other beekeepers I’ve met, they are … Continue reading

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Who Is Killing the Honeybee? Part II

Pesticides and Who? Us Gardeners? Have you ever wondered why some nursery plants you buy look so perfect and stay that way all season? (Assuming they live through the season in your garden — they don’t always make it in … Continue reading

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Who Is Killing the Honeybee? Part I

Not I, says the gardener. Not I, says the farmer. Not I, says the Pesticide Maker. Not I, says the Garden Center. Certainly not I, says the EPA. Is there a problem? asks Congress. In the past six years an … Continue reading

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