This Dutch video says about itself (translated):
April 24, 2016
See also here.
This National Geographic video says about itself:
Amazing Time-Lapse: Bees Hatch Before Your Eyes
20 May 2015
Witness the eerily beautiful growth of larvae into bees in this mesmerizing time-lapse video from photographer Anand Varma. Varma said the six-month project, for which he built a beehive in his workshop, gave him a new respect for the meticulous job of beekeeping.
Click here to read the behind the scene’s story of exactly how photographer Anand Varma made this amazing time-lapse.
This video from England says about itself:
15 December 2014
Translated from Wageningen university in the Netherlands:
Monday, April 13th, 2015
Again, Dutch beekeepers have lost last winter on average comparatively few bee colonies: about 10%. This means that winter mortality, measured in early April, now for three years in a row has been around 10% (respectively 13%, 9% and 10% in 2013, 2014 and 2015). This is the outcome of a telephone survey of beekeepers carried out on 2 April by the Dutch Beekeepers Association (NBV) and bee researchers from Wageningen university.
Winter mortality among bee colonies has for years been alarmingly high. There were winters that one out of four colonies did not survives. Fortunately, the most recent winters shows that the mortality rate is lower now.
This video is called Biology of the Honey Bee.
Dear friends across the Netherlands,
Silently, billions of bees are dying off and our entire food chain is in danger. Bees don’t just make honey — they are a giant, humble workforce, pollinating 75% of growing plants. But in days Secretary of State Sharon Dijksma could move to ban the toxic pesticides linked to bee death.
Secretary of State Sharon Dijksma has been asked to explain the government’s position on banning these bee-killers. So far, this just hasn’t been enough of a priority for her, but with Provincial elections about to happen, her party is under pressure. If she hears directly from enough of us now, she could be pushed to ban these chemicals before the growing season starts.
This is our opportunity to show the politician responsible for Agriculture that we really care about the bees, and we want her to take action to protect nature. Click here to send a message directly to Ms Dijksma’s office:
Bees are a humble workforce. Without their work, our food chain is at risk. But bee populations are declining rapidly – and scientists think that neonicotinoid pesticides are at least partly to blame. A partial ban at the EU has limited the use of these chemicals but it doesn’t provide total protection to our bees.
The big chemical companies want Secretary of State Sharon Dijksma to believe that her hands are tied by EU rules – but this isn’t true: we can act with precaution. So let’s flood the Secretary of State with thousands of emails to send her a clear message: that she should listen to Dutch people – not the agri-chemical industry, and ban the bee-killers:
Last year, more than 65.000 of us signed a petition to create a deafening buzz, pushing our Government to ban the bee-killers. Now let’s come together again to make sure the government implements this decision and saves our bees.With hope and determination,
Jo, Spyro, Anne, Luis and the whole Avaaz team
$15 Billion Bee Murder Mystery Deepens (Business Insider)
Bees in freefall as study shows sharp US decline (The Guardian)
Bird declines linked to popular pesticides (National Geographic)
NGOs and beekeepers take legal action to defend EU ban of bee-killing pesticides against Syngenta and Bayer (Greenpeace)
Europe to ban pesticides in an effort to protect bees (Nature.com)
This video says about itself:
Killing Bees: Are Government and Industry Responsible?
18 September 2012
From Earth Focus/LinkTV: Honeybees, the essential pollinators of many of our major crops have been dying of in massive numbers since 2006. This threatens the US agricultural system and the one in twelve American jobs that depends on it.
There is growing evidence that a new class of pesticides — nerve toxins called neonicotinoids — used on most US crops including almost all corn — may be toxic to bees. The US Environmental Protection Agency allowed neonicotinoids on the market without adequate tests to determine their toxicity to bees. Environmentalists want neonicotinoids banned until needed safety tests are done. While the US government is slow to act and neonicotinoid sales reap billions for the chemical industry, bees continue to die.
From Science magazine:
14 November 2014
The trouble with neonicotinoids
Four decades ago, DDT and other pesticides that cause environmental harm were banned. Since then, newly developed pesticides have had to conform to stricter environmental standards. Yet, recent studies highlight the subtle but deadly impacts of neonicotinoids—the most widely used insecticides in the world—on ecosystems (1–3).
In contrast to other insecticides, neonicotinoids are systemic, meaning that they are highly soluble and thus absorbed by the plant. They produce delayed mortality in arthropods after chronic exposure to sublethal doses but are not very toxic to vertebrates. It has taken more than a decade to unravel some of the mechanisms through which neonicotinoids affect the integrity of ecosystems. Although gaps in knowledge remain, there is a strong case for stricter regulation of these pesticides.
The full text of this article is here.
Less flowers, less bees: here.
Shedding Light on Three Big Lies About Systemic Pesticides and Bees: here.