posted on Feb, 16 2013 @ 04:00 PM
Another massive bee die off, this time in California.
The results are in, and here again, pesticides are implicated in this
750,000k bee kill.
I know, sorry guys and gals to post another one of these threads,
yet I an concerned that this is ignored by the majority of news outlets!
“It was devastating to see the number of dead bees outside the hive, and watch those in their death throes, twitching and stumbling around in
front of the hive, unable to fly,” Kappel added. Over the next few weeks she watched as her hive went from a healthy population of almost 70,000
bees to being completely empty in less than a month with dead bodies scattered
A total of 16 formerly healthy hives, with an average population of 30-60,000 bees each were lost. SBBA estimates approximately 750,000 bees lost
their lives, all within a 1.5-mile radius. The Association submitted four test samples to Penn State University for a comprehensive pesticide
screening and just received the reports back from the USDA labs.
As SBBA leaders suspected, there were several commonly used pesticides found in bee food stores, brood cells and wax.
edit on 16-2-2013 by burntheships because: (no reason given)