of thousands of honey bees have been found dead in Delaware, Fairfield,
Hardin, Miami, Pickaway and Ross counties in April. Jim North believes an insecticide called neonicotinoids is responsible for the huge amount of dead bees.
The Columbus Dispatch reported on this which you can read here.
The report states the bulk of the bees died over a four day period which is when a major amount of corn was planted in Ohio. The insecticide is used on seed corn.
Of course Bayer CropScience who produces much of the neonicotinoids believes it could be the weather. Hmm... let's see the weather which we can nothing about or a poison designed to kill insects. I'll leave the conclusion up to you but you probably have picked up on my opinion.
The poison has been linked to bee deaths in other states and banned in other countries but hey maybe Ohio is different?
Perhaps it's this Ohio weather that wipes out an already vulnerable bee population.
For me it looks like the begining of yet another round of propaganda by the major chemical companies to continue to not only endanger the bee population, but continue to endanger our lives as well by the indiscriminate use of poisons to prop up an already unsustainable system of agriculture.
Let's hope The Ohio Department of Agriculture does it job and puts an end to the needless poisoning of honey bees.
Until next time...