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Mitigating Insect Management Effects on Pollinators (Recorded Presentation)

by Scott Stewart, University of Tennessee

The Plant Management Network has released another online presentation in their “Focus on Cotton” series. This new 10 minute video offers suggestions on the steps that growers, pesticide applicators, and beekeepers can take to reduce any negative effects of pesticide applications on honey bees and other pollinators. Click on the link below to watch this presentation narrated by Scott Stewart.

http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/edcenter/seminars/cotton/Pollinators/

Aerial spraying for mosquitoes in South Carolina causes honey bee deaths

In The Charlotte Observer

by Ben Guarino, Washington Post

On Sunday morning, the South Carolina honey bees began to die in massive numbers.

Death came suddenly to Dorchester County, S.C. Stressed insects tried to flee their nests, only to surrender in little clumps at hive entrances. The dead worker bees littering the farms suggested that colony collapse disorder was not the culprit – in that odd phenomenon, workers vanish as though raptured, leaving a living queen and young bees behind. Continue reading