The Buzz About Pesticides

Bug Squad - Happenings in the Insect World   By Kathy Keatley Garvey  11/29/12

"Reducing the Usage of Bee-Killing Pesticides in My Community."

That's the topic--and a good one it is--of the 2013 4-H Honey Bee Essay Contest, sponsored by The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees.

Why this topic? "Pesticides are a fact of modern life, but misuse or overuse of pesticides, or making poor choices when selecting and applying pesticides can be devastating to honey bees and other pollinators. The...

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(Note: California 4-H'ers have until Feb. 15, 2013 to submit their essays (750 to 1000) words to the state judge/coordinator, Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen of the UC Davis Department of Entomology. All essays must be electronically submitted (ecmussen@ucdavis.edu). (See the rules.) 

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