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New field study on Neonicotinoids in Sweden

 
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Che Guebuddha
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 12:05 pm    Post subject: New field study on Neonicotinoids in Sweden Reply with quote

My wife's brother Thorsten Pedersen was a part of this 2 year study in Sweden. I have got the pdf from him but am not allowed to publish it anywhere on the net. I can share it by email with friends who are not to publish it either but only share.

If you want it send me your email via PM.
Here is a review explaining what this was about:
http://www.sciencemediacentre.org/expert-reaction-to-two-new-papers-on-bees-and-neonicotinoids/
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catchercradle
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lynn Dicks who comments in the link you provide is someone I really trust. I did a course she taught on a couple of years ago. I know personal feelings shouldn't get into research but I would trust her evaluation of research even if it went against my instincts which on this occasion it doesn't!
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Che Guebuddha
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a very interesting study. Apparently bees are attracted to Neonics because of the Nicotin and between clean sugar syrup and one with neonics the bees chose to feed on the sugar syrup containing neonics. This means that if I have in the vicinity one organic field and one conventional field of canola my bees will choose the one with neonics! This is scary stuff!

Also wild plants close to the fields are also poisonous to the bees, more so for the solitary species apparently. I think Honeybees clean up lots of stuff from their bodies via wax production which other bees dont do.

I wonder what UK Government will say for this study as well as Bayer and Co
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