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  • 00:20

    Save Our Bees: The Importance of Honeybees & Food Security

    in Environment

    Bee advocates, beekeepers and the scientific community are taking a global approach in their efforts to protect bees from the dangers of neonicotinoids as well as to help educate the public about the importance of honeybees. As National Honeybee Day approaches this August 16, 2014, we will be focused on the importance of our honeybees and what people can do to take action.


    In this special evening edition of The Organic View Radio Show, two bee advocates Tiffany Finck-Haynes, head of the BeeAction.org campaign for Friends of the Earth and Larissa Walker, the Pollinator Campaign Director and a policy analyst at Center for Food Safety talk to host, June Stoyer about the importance of honeybees, food security and what people can do to save our bees. Stay tuned!


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  • 00:30

    Dr Alex Lu Discusses The Harvard Study On Honeybees & Neonicotinoids -Part 1

    in Science

    Due to the recent publicity given to Harvard's Dr. Alex Lu regarding his latest research titled, "Sub-lethal Exposure To Neonicotinoids Impaired Honeybees Winterization Before Proceeding To Colony Collapse Disorder" we are airing this encore presentation of the interview so that our listeners who are new to the controversy can have an opportunity to hear the previous interview.


    In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, host, June Stoyer, will be joined by special guest co-host, Tom Theobald, to talk to Dr. Chensheng (Alex) Lu, Associate Professor of Environmental Exposure Biology at Harvard about his research on honeybees and neonicotinoids. Dr. Lu's primary research interest is in the area of pesticide exposure and health risk assessment using biological monitoring approach. Dr. Lu is developing a research program integrating novel exposure assessment tools, physiologically-base pharmacokinetic models and cumulative risk assessment models.


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  • 00:11

    The Impact of Neonicotinoids On Honeybee Navigation

    in Environment

    In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to Neurobiologist and Professor Emeritus, at the Free University of Berlin, Dr. Randolf Menzel about his latest research titled, Neonicotinoids Interfere with Specific Components of Navigation in Honeybees. Dr. Menzel pioneered the honeybee as a model system in neuroscience with respect to color vision, olfaction, learning, and memory. Combining levels of analysis from natural behavior to single neurons, he traced perceptual and cognitive capacities to their neural and cellular substrates. He established the first evidence for the role of the insect mushroom body in memory formation and characterized the cellular and neural correlates of different phases of memory. His latest research explores the use of three neonicotinoids, (neonicotinoids, imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiacloprid) and their impact on honeybee navigation. Stay tuned!      


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  • 01:03

    The Fatal Sting of Clothianidin On Honeybees

    in Environment

    Honeybees pollinate 1/3 of all of our agricultural food as well as other important crops such as cotton that are used for textiles. Without them, life as we know it would cease to exist. Any fatal impact on the honeybee would create a monumental disaster. Clothianidin has been widely used as a seed treatment on many of the USA’s key crops (which include canola, soy, sunflowers, wheat and sugar beet crops) for eight growing seasons under a conditional registration granted while EPA waited for Bayer Crop Science, the pesticide’s maker, to conduct a field study assessing the insecticide’s threat to bee colony health. The EPA has moved from granting a conditional registration to full registration of this chemical just in time for the spring planting. Clothianidin is of the neonicotinoid family of systemic pesticides, which are taken up by a plant’s vascular system and expressed through pollen, nectar and gutation droplets from which bees then forage and drink. Scientists are concerned about the mix and cumulative effects of the multiple pesticides bees are exposed to in these ways. Neonicotinoids are of particular concern because they have cumulative, sublethal effects on insect pollinators that correspond to CCD symptoms – namely, neurobehavioral and immune system disruptions.
    In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer will speak to Tom Theobald, Master Beekeeper, President and founding board member of the Boulder County Beekeepers' Association about the impact of this devastation chemical. Stay tuned! 

  • 00:35

    Mikaila Ulmer: Teen-preneur of BeeSweet Lemonade

    in Motivation

    Svetlana Kim, Speaker, Author of White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee, Speaker, Consultant, and  Community Advocate. www.svetlanakim.com 


    Our Guest: 


    Mikaila Ulmer founded BeeSweet Lemonade at the age of four, after two major events: She was stung by a bee–twice in one week, and her Great Granny Helen sent a her 1940's cookbook, which included a special recipe for Flaxseed Lemonade. From there Mikaila transformed her fear of bees into a passion for social entrepreneurship. Her healthy lemonade uses fresh mint, flaxseed, with a percentage of the profits form sales going to local and international organizations fighting to save the bees. Her recipe won "Most Creative Lemonade" in Austin's 2011 Best Lemonade contest. Since then, Mikaila has been awarded Teen-preneur of the Year Award by Greater Austin Black Chamber and Best Kid-trepreneurial Biz 2013 by The Austin Chronicle.


    Today, the award-winning BeeSweet Lemonade is buzzing off the shelves of Whole Foods Markets in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana, and is available at a growing number of restaurants, food trailers and natural food delivery companies. In addition to making BeeSweet Lemonade, Mikaila conducts peer-led workshops about entrepreneurship and saving honeybees. For more about BeeSweet Lemonade, events, recipes, and retail locations, please visit www.beesweetlemonade.com


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  • 01:18

    Progressive Conversation

    in Politics Progressive

    Hosts Andrea Miller and Rev. Terence Dicks are joined by Mississippi activist Kelly Jacobs. Topic of conversation is legalization of marijuana, release of non-violent drug offenders and expungement of records.


    Kelly Jacobs, 56, is a community organizer/activist and a 21 year resident of Hernando, Mississippi, who has registered voters, rescued injured or orphaned wildlife, helped candidates canvass, keeps honeybees, taught free after school world geography & chess to children, represented Mississippi at the last 3 DNC Conventions as an elected delegate, and protested the warS. Kelly has lived in California, New Mexico, Colombia, Nevada, Nicaragua, Hawaii, Brazil and Germany before moving to Mississippi with her wonderful husband and 2 sons.


    Currently Kelly is the author and sponsor of Mississippi's state wide Ballot Initiative 48, which asks Mississippians if they want to amend the State Constitution so that Marijuana is regulated like alcohol and the Governor is required to pardon non violent cannabis crimes.


    The MS SOS issued the #Bi48 petition and it has one year (until 12/29/15) to collect 21,443 certified signatures only from registered voters of Mississippi, in 5 different areas.  If even one area fails to collect that minimum number of certified signatures, the entire initiative fails. The deadline for all ballot initiatives to get onto the 2016 ballot is October 2, 2015, if #Bi48 needs more time (only until 12/29/15 deadline) to collect all of the certified signatures, it can get onto the 2017 ballot. Currently 9,205 signatures have been certified, an additional 6,126 signatures were rejected by the MS Circuit Clerks. More volunteers, publicity and of course donations are needed.


     THE PETITION CAN BE DOWNLOADED AT www.yesonproposition48.org

  • 00:54

    Interview with Dr. Eric Mussen on Behavior of honeybees

    in Science

    Dr. Eric Mussen holds his Ph.D. in Entomology and is the honey bee extension apiculturist with the Department of Entomology and Nematology at University of California, Davis.
    Dr. Mussen has received the American Association of Professional Apiculturists' Award for Apicultural Excellence  for his leadership in the bee industry and apicultural research publications.   Dr. Mussen's Education:   B.S. Entomology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst M.S. Entomology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul Ph.D. Entomology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul   Please call in and ask any questions you may have about honeybees and their behavior. Dr. Mussen is happy to give an answer.

  • 01:00

    Are There Any Neonicotinoid Free Food Sources For Honeybees?

    in Environment

    There is a great deal of concern that our honeybees do not have enough food to eat because of the amount of pesticides being used. However, most homeowners do not realize that their demand for pristine lawns and continuously flowering plants that have low to zero maintenance are a huge part of the problem. The lack of food not only effect honeybees but other pollinators such as butterflies. Are we sacrificing sources of food so that our yards can be free from the site of plants such as clover, and dandelions, etc? Even roadside maintenance poses an issue as wildflowers and other beneficial plants are mowed down for aesthetics. Is there anything we can really do to keep our yards looking nice and not take away food from pollinators? In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to Dr. Vera Krischik about how we can help pollinators by practicing IPM (Integrated Pest Management) and take an active role in replenishing available food sources. Dr. Krischik is an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Entomology at the U of Minnesota and an Extension Specialist in Landscape Integrated Pest Management (IPM). If you are not receiving our most recent interviews, please re-subscribe to our new Official RSS feed on iTunes , Youtube or you visit our podcast archives which can be found at www.theorganicview.com. Stay tuned!

  • 00:30

    The Neonicotinoid View: Have Pollinator Health Issues Been Resolved?

    in Environment

    Almost a year ago, a Presidential Memorandum was issued in June requesting that all federal agencies work together to develop a cohesive plan for pollinator protection. Recently, it was reported that just over 40% of US Colonies had to be replaced last year which is interesting considering that commercial beekeepers reported losses approaching 90% over the course of the year. Has EPA and USDA created a resolution for protecting pollinators?


    In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, host June Stoyer and special guest co-host, Colorado beekeeper, Tom Theobald talk to Michele Colopy, Program Director, Executive Director of the Pollinator Stewardship Council. Stay tuned!


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  • 00:25

    How China Copes In A World Without Bees

    in Environment

    There are many people who are aware of the fact that our pollinator population in deep trouble and has declined to a dangerous level. However, people still do not understand why much less the critical role honeybees play in our food security. Regardless of how many petitions, advocacy groups, education and other efforts, the pesticide manufacturers profit handsomely while the numbers continue to decline.


    If you want to understand the crisis with the global honeybee population, this is the film to watch! Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer is joined by special guest, film producer, Markus Imhoof, to talk about his thought-provoking film, More Than Honey. The film explores the reality commercial beekeepers are facing due to mass bee deaths. Stay tuned! If you are not receiving our most recent interviews, please re-subscribe to our new Official RSS feed on iTunes, Youtube or you can visit our podcast archives at www.theorganicview.com. ©2015 TheOrganicView.com. All Rights Reserved.    


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  • 00:16

    Why You Shouldn't Kill A Swarm

    in Environment

    In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, Dr. Thomas D. Seeley, Horace White Professor in Biology and Chair, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, explains to host, June Stoyer, why swarms are vital for a honeybee colony and should be protected.


    Are you an avid gardener or are just learning about gardening? Do you like FREE stuff? Tune in to The Organic View Radio Show, Monday through Friday @6pm Eastern and by sending us your feedback, you could win one of our monthly prizes!


    Today's show is brought to you by Eden Foods the most trusted name in certified organic clean food! Shop online at EdenFoods.com and enter the coupon code “ORGVIEW” when prompted during checkout to receive 20% OFF any regularly priced items (excluding cases). For other promotional offers, please visit theorganicview.com’s website.