Better Bee Health Begins and ends with Science, Not Soundbites

The Hill's Congress Blog    By Barbara Glenn (CropLife America)  10/24/12

Earlier this month, scientists, regulators, beekeepers and others gathered in Alexandria, Va., for the National Stakeholders Conference on Honey Bee Health. The meeting, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), focused on the latest findings and information regarding challenges to honey bee health around the world. 
 
In recent years, honey bee losses in the United States, as measured by beekeepers each spring, have been higher than historical averages. Although there is much speculation as to the reasons for this decline in honey bee health, many causative factors may be involved and scientists from government, academia and industry are...

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