Ban Neonics – Hurt Farmers and Bees

Ban Neonics – Hurt Farmers and Bees

“WRONGHEADED AND COUNTERPRODUCTIVE” by Paul Driessen, ©2020 (Jul. 12, 2020) — Organic pesticides, and other organic chemicals, are more dangerous to bees … and people The honeybees, bumblebees and other little pollinators swarming over my flowers remind me what important roles they play – and how some misguided folks could inadvertently hurt them. Montgomery County, […]

Activist Junk Science Breeds Bad Policy

Activist Junk Science Breeds Bad Policy

BANNING NEONIC PESTICIDES IN WILDLIFE REFUGES WOULD HURT BIRDS, BEES, OTHER WILDLIFE AND PEOPLE by Paul Driessen, ©2019 (Dec. 8, 2019) — The House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources recently approved HR 2854, the 2019 Protect Our Refuges Act, prohibiting the use of neonicotinoid insecticides in any of the nation’s 560 National Wildlife Refuges, […]

Advancing Scientific Integrity on Bees

Advancing Scientific Integrity on Bees

PUTTING A BEEHIVE AT THE VP’s RESIDENCE COULD SPUR PEOPLE’S UNDERSTANDING OF BEE PROBLEMS by Paul Driessen, ©2017 (Jun. 18, 2017) — Second Lady Karen Pence and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently teamed up to install a honeybee hive on the grounds of the Vice President’s residence at the Naval Observatory in Washington, DC. […]

What Happened on Oahu Didn’t Stay on Oahu

What Happened on Oahu Didn’t Stay on Oahu

SCIENTIFIC DETECTIVE WORK STOPPED CHOLERA – NOW IT NEEDS TO SEPARATE MYTHS, MITES AND NEONICS by Paul Driessen, ©2016 (Mar. 27, 2016) — If modern activist groups held sway in the mid-nineteenth century, countless multitudes would have died from typhoid fever and cholera. The “miasma” paradigm held that the diseases were caused by foul air arising […]

Bee Facts Changed – Green Agendas Did Not

Bee Facts Changed – Green Agendas Did Not

ACTIVISTS AND WHITE HOUSE APPEAR READY TO PRESENT NEW JUSTIFICATIONS FOR UNJUSTIFIED POLICIES by Paul Driessen, ©2015 (May 16, 2015) — The White House finally appears ready to announce conclusions and policy recommendations from the Pollinator Task Force it appointed a year ago. Environmentalist groups eagerly await the decision. After clamoring and campaigning for years […]

Still More Politicized Pseudo-Science?

Still More Politicized Pseudo-Science?

THE NEONICS AND HONEYBEES SAGA TAKES INTERESTING, POTENTIALLY FRAUDULENT TURN by Paul Driessen, ©2014 (Dec. 14, 2014) — Widening efforts to blame neonicotinoid pesticides for honeybee “colony collapse disorder” and other “beepocalypse” problems have taken a fascinating turn. Insisting that scientific evidence shows a clear link between neonics and honeybee population declines, EU anti-insecticide campaigners […]