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There are 2 comments on All the Buzz: Why Students Swarm to BU Beekeeping

  1. i suggest a formic acid treatment for the hive with varroa mite infection but do it soon.
    It would be better to treat both hives. Be careful, the stuff is VERY TOXIC !!!

  2. I notice you attribute the drastic loss of bee populations to “pests, pathogens, and loss of green space”. You might also mention the wide use of chemical pesticides and herbicides in agriculture, and even in domestic lawn care and gardening. Some of these interfere with bees’ ability to find their way back to the hive, and people using insecticides to control pests seem to forget that bees are also insects.

    Especially concerning is the use of neonicotinoids, described thus in Wikipedia: “The neonicotinoid family includes acetamiprid, clothianidin, imidacloprid, nitenpyram, nithiazine, thiacloprid and thiamethoxam. Imidacloprid is the most widely used insecticide in the world.”

    No wonder the bees are dying off!

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