by Mike Barrett
January 12, 2012
It has recently been reported that
certain research was suppressed concerning the bee decline which has
been occurring over the past few years.
It seems that the large sum of money raked in by Bayer, a maker of
pesticides, was enough to kick research under the carpet that linked
the company’s pesticide to the massive bee decline.
Pesticide Ravaging Bee Population
There has been a great deal of cover up and secrecy regarding the
ongoing bee deaths, enraging environmentalists and activists alike.
About one year ago I reported on how
the USDA and
EPA knew why a series of
‘mysterious’ downfalls were occurring with crops, birds, and bees.
Although technological products like
cell phone towers and cell phones are hurting the bee population, it
was actually the pesticide brought to you by Bayer which was causing
the damage, and the USDA knew of it all along. In my article, I
Just as many potential explanations
arose over the mysterious bird deaths, many different theories
have been proposed to explain the bee decline.
malnutrition, and climate have all taken the heat of critics
looking for answers. Recently, however, a document was leaked
revealing that a bee-killing pesticide put in use by the EPA may
be to blame.
Adding to the controversy, more
records have emerged showing that the USDA was fully aware of
the pesticide’s threat to not only bees, but humans…
Neonicotinoids, the particular type of pesticides used, are
absorbed systemically into plants, including the pollen and
nectar. Once the bees begin to pollinate, they also absorb the
insecticide, and die.
Dr. Jeffrey Pettis is a US
government researcher and leader at the Beltville, Maryland bee lab.
Pettis’ completed his research on how
Bayer’s pesticide is contributing to the bee decline was completed 2
years ago, though it was never able to be published. He finally
received an opportunity to share his research when he was
interviewed for the film “the
Strange Disappearance of the Bees”.
[It] was completed almost two years
ago but it has been too long in getting out. I have submitted my
manuscript to a new journal but cannot give a publication date
or share more of this with you at this time.
The researcher and his team exposed two
groups of bees to disease which commonly affects bees known as
One group, however, was also given
extremely small, undetectable doses of Bayer’s imidacloprid
pesticide. What the researchers found was that the bees given the
pesticide reacted far more negatively to the common bee disease,
As time goes by, this information is forgotten by many, but people
must re-awaken to this past corruption as well as the significance
of the issue at hand. All life forms serve a purpose and bees are no
exception to this rule.
Bees produce honey and pollinate our crops, bringing us amazing bee
products that can cure and protect. Bee pollination is crucial for
the fertilization of many crops and also enables sexual reproduction
The USDA hiding, withholding, or
ignoring the issue of a pesticide reducing the bee population is
just one more reason to distrust this government agency.