On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about efforts to restore the honeybee population. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet. The European Union recently announced plans to ban three bee-killer pesticides, but they’re still legal in the US. How are pesticides contributing to decline of the bee population? Do we know why this is happening? And how do bees affect our food and eco systems? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
Maryann Frazier, Senior Extension Associate at Penn State where she is working with other members of PSU Department of Entomology to understand how pesticides are impacting honeybees and other pollinator
Scott Black, executive director of the Xerces Society
Paul Towers, organizing and media director for the Pesticide Action Network
Xerces Society: ARE NEONICOTINOIDS KILLING BEES?
Link TV: Why the US Economy Needs Bees
Huffington Post: Darren Cox, National Beekeeper Of Year, Focuses On Dying Bees
Mother Nature News: Colony Collapse: Are Potent Pesticides Killing Honeybees?