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Posted on May 19 at 12:55 p.m.
CDFA's use of Imidacloprid, against the EPA label warnings and especially while this class of Neonic's is under reevaluation is unconscionable. We now know that this class of pesticide IS attributable to not only the loss of the pollinators, but it has also been shown to cause human health issues and is found in almost all mother's breast milk now.
Why are we so quick to accept the use of these products before they are even fully tested for safety?
A $2B citrus industry is nothing compared to the health costs associated with may of these pesticides, fungicides, herbicides that we discover, oftentimes 20 years later, causing developmental and health issues.
We want to see people educate themselves instead of just trusting that CDFA, CDPR, EPA, etc. are truly looking out for our best interests, instead of the interests of a few corporations.
On The Psyllids and the Bees
Posted on May 7 at 12:09 p.m.
"While any possible cause of bee decline is worth exploring, the truth is, we still don’t know exactly why bee declines are happening."
We know that this class of pesticides used in the eradication effort of the ACP kills bees and all pollinators. The EPA mandated labels on all of these products clearly say "do not to use when the trees are in bloom or bees are present".
Unfortunately for the bees, the Psyllid's are the biggest threat while the trees are in bloom and CDPR has allowed treatments regardless of the EPA labeling. The pesticides are not winning the war on ACP in Florida.
Why are we allowing these poisons to be used before they are fully tested? These Bayer products are currently under reevaluation with EPA and CDPR because they know there is a problem with them.
If anyone wants more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
On The Day of the Psyllids
Posted on February 1 at 8:10 a.m.
Please go to SBBA.ORG for the full media release:http://www.sbba.org/in-the-news.html
On Pesticides Cause of Bee Die-Off?
Posted on September 24 at 9:37 a.m.
My mentor, Paul Cronshaw has mentioned Adrian many times, and shared many of his studies. I have not had the pleasure of meeting him. The Santa Barbara Beekeepers Association is now formalized as a CA Non Profit and can be visited at www.SBBA.org
On Backyard Beekeepers
Posted on September 4 at 7:42 a.m.
Sarcasm will get you everywhere, but when you're ready to learn about bees, let me know. If you do not have a yard for bees, we can find a location where you can keep a hive or two.www.santabarbarabees.com, or coming very soon...www.santabarbarabeekeepers.com will give you all of the information you need to get started.Also look at the Santa Barbara Beekeepers Google Group for daily posts about what we do.