Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Neonicotinoid Pesticides

Here are links to Ross Conrad's recent series of articles on Neonicotinoid Pesticides in Bee Culture:
italicized summary mine

October 3, 2017 
about the history and Hyper-toxicity of Neonicotinoids

October 27, 2017 
about Neonicotinoid Impacts on Wild Pollinators and other Wildlife

November 27, 2017 
about Neonicotinoid Impacts on Honey Bees

December 21, 2017 
about Mounting Evidence of Synergistic Effects and Push-Back

stay tuned...Part IV is said to be about Pesticide Regulation and the Economic Environment 

If you wish to purchase neonicotinoid free seed or plants, look to these known neonicotinoid educated and abstaining purveyors listed by Pollinator Friendly Alliance:

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Venom Allergies? Meeting notes

Dr. McMahon, board certified allergy, asthma and immunology specialist spoke to our club on November 20, 2017. His contact info is:

Allergy and Asthma Center of Minnesota

They would be a good place to ask any of your medical questions regarding stings, allergy testing and immunotherapy (adjusting your bodies response to stings over time).