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I’m very skeptical about this. Last I’ve heard, CCD is caused by a combination of factors, and to blindly point a finger at one source without references just ticks my bullshit meter. Anyone got science to back this up?
I checked out this page on the Ontario Beekeeper’s Association website, and found a couple of recent papers on the subject (though, granted, they are against the use of neonicotinoid, so it might be a one-sided story). The general consensus seems to be (bee?) that sublethal doses of neonicotinoids cause changes in behavior and physiology which leads to colony collapse - immune suppression to make them more susceptible to disease, negative change in foraging behavior, abandonment of poisoned hives, etc - so, yes, it seems that it is a combination of factors, which are aggravated by pesticide poisoning.
Richard J Gill, Nigel E. Raine. Chronic impairment of bumblebee natural foraging behavious induced by sublethal pesticide exposure. Functional Ecology, British Ecological Society July 7, 2014
Chensheng Lu, Kenneth M. Warchol, Richard A. Callahan Sublethal exposure to neonicotinoids impaired honey bees winterization before proceeding to colony collapse disorder. Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health. Bulletin of Insectology 2014
Dave Goulson An overview of the environmental risks posed by neonicotinoid pesticides. Journal of Applied Ecology 2013
Jeroen P VanderSluijs, Noa Simon-Delso, Dave Goulson, Laura Maxim, Jean-MarcBonmatin, Luc P. Belzunes Neonicotinoids, bee disorders and the sustainability of pollinator services Current Opinion Environmental Sustainability 2013
Rosemary Mason, Henk Tennekes, Francisco Sanchez-Bayo Immune Suppression by Neonicotinoid Insecticides at the Root of Global Wildlife Declines. Journal of Environmental Immunology. 2013I’ve seen a bunch of “save the bees” post floating around tumblr, but this is the first one anyone bothered to put sources on.Thank you. (However I’m not going to look at the sources now, but hopefully I will remember to do so later.)
Not to mention that stopping the use of these pesticides is one of the easiest things we could control— if people were willing. It’s hard to control parasites and internal issues that the bee faces, but it is not hard to stop spraying crops with harmful pesticides.
One day, that toddler will be telling everyone about the time she went one on one with the great one, pattycaking his candy ass.
the rock is a gift
do you ever get in those moods where you don’t feel like reading and you don’t feel like being on the internet and you don’t feel like watching a show and you don’t feel like sleeping and you don’t feel like existing in general
BUT YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING.It’s in words
Sakurai’s Daily Pic - July 22
Well the day has finally come, we finally have our Star Fox stage on Wii U. With how the ship and description seem, it looks like we are having our new Sector Z/Corneria stage at least on the Wii U meaning for the Wii U retro stage, Venom or Lylat Cruise are most likely if Star Fox gets one if Star Fox gets one but at the same time, we could be fighting on the wings. With the Arwings flying though, Sakurai really like having them shoot at us so more distance to hide as they run over the top of the Great Fox is great. Now it seems less likely at least on the Wii U version our hope of a land based Star Fox stage has taken a huge hit unless there is a second Star Fox stage since all retros are in the air as well. Hopefully the 3DS version will take the battle to the ground.
you know that meme where people draw really bad sonic pictures and put some caption like “we must run quickly” underneath it
Sonic Adventure did that long before anyone else did