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If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live. - Albert Einstein
Originally posted by burntheships
The results of the study conducted by the USDA proved that even
in microscopic doses the new pesticides manufactured and patented by Bayer
are causing Colony Collapse Disorder!
This is potentially game-changing research for understanding Colony Collapse Disorder.
The American study ... has demonstrated that the insects’ vulnerability to infection is increased by the presence of imidacloprid, even at the most microscopic doses. Dr. Pettis and his team found that increased disease infection happened even when the levels of the insecticide were so tiny that they could not subsequently be detected in the bees, although the researchers knew that they had been dosed with it.
“We believe that some subtle interactions between nutrition, pesticide exposure and other stressors are converging to kill colonies,” said Jeffery Pettis, of the ARS’s bee research laboratory.