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April 2016

Review of Bee Health: Correcting the Record Interventions

The Washington Post: Was a USDA scientist muzzled because of his bee research? https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/was-a-usda-scientist-muzzled-because-of-his-bee-research/2016/03 [1st comment]

The record shows that USDA did NOT muzzle anyone, see here http://www.thecre.com/oira_pd/?p=12712 The record is also clear that it is the deformed wing virus, spread around the world by the varroa destructor mite, not neonicotinoids, that is the threat to bees, http://www.thecre.com/oira_pd/?p=12667

Grainews: Facts about bees, birds are next:Something is afoot in the bee community, but is agriculture really to blame? http://www.grainews.ca/2016/03/21/facts-about-bees-birds-are-next/

Bee health decline has been definitively linked to the varroa destructor mite which carries Deformed Wing Virus and other pathogens, http://www.thecre.com/oira_pd/?p=12682.