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    Should Pesticides that are detrimental to honeybees be illegal?

    Should Pesticides that are detrimental to honeybees be illegal?
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    Re: Should Pesticides that are detrimental to honeybees be illegal?

    I need a maybe. I did see a honeybee this morning when I was walking the dog. Flew right up to my chest and just hovered there at the zipper on my jacket. First one of the year. It might ice and snow in the morning though.
    If I blow the conch and they don't come back; then we've had it. We shan't keep the fire going. We'll be like animals. We'll never be rescued.

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    Re: Should Pesticides that are detrimental to honeybees be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by RFR View Post
    Should Pesticides that are detrimental to honeybees be illegal?
    Yes.


    List of crop plants pollinated by bees


    I counted 125 of them.

    A lot of food depends on honeybees.
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    Re: Should Pesticides that are detrimental to honeybees be illegal?

    Probably yes, but you can't just ban a pesticide if there is no alternative for it on the market unless there is a critical reason to do so. So yes they should be illegal, but with some caveats.
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    Re: Should Pesticides that are detrimental to honeybees be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Yes.


    List of crop plants pollinated by bees


    I counted 125 of them.

    A lot of food depends on honeybees.
    A lot of crops that will be ravaged by other critters if anything potentially detrimental to bees is outlawed.
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    Re: Should Pesticides that are detrimental to honeybees be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    A lot of crops that will be ravaged by other critters if anything potentially detrimental to bees is outlawed.
    Then we need to find ways of killing pests without killing bees. It can be done.
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    Re: Should Pesticides that are detrimental to honeybees be illegal?

    I am a beekeeper, and I DON'T support the idea of making pesticides which harm them, illegal. We've been keeping bees in this country for many years now, and they aren't the cause of bee colony declines.
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    Re: Should Pesticides that are detrimental to honeybees be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Then we need to find ways of killing pests without killing bees. It can be done.
    It can be done without banning all pesticides. I am all for banning neonicotinoids but not things like Sevin because of the latter's utility in eliminating other crop pests. A lot depends on better practices. I don't use insecticides at all on my food crops, but I acknowledge that society is not ready for the shortages that would be caused by banning pesticides. In addition, if there is a yellow jacket nest in my yard, I do not want to have to dump gas down the hole to kill the muthas.
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    Re: Should Pesticides that are detrimental to honeybees be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I am a beekeeper, and I DON'T support the idea of making pesticides which harm them, illegal. We've been keeping bees in this country for many years now, and they aren't the cause of bee colony declines.
    Have you seen those new flow hives? pretty cool stuff if they work like advertised.
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    Re: Should Pesticides that are detrimental to honeybees be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by RFR View Post
    Should Pesticides that are detrimental to honeybees be illegal?
    I would vote "other"

    Insecticides (I prefer that term because these chemicals kill all sort of insects, many of whom are beneficial, and not just pests) should be strictly regulated and only be licensed for use under extreme conditions and only when non-insecticidal methods of controling pests have been implemented but failed to prevent a large-scale infestation
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