• 00:26

    The Neonicotinoid View: Tom Theobald Discusses Sulfoxaflor

    in Environment

    Sulfoxaflor is a new systemic pesticide from the sulfamine family. While it is not a neonicotinoid, it is systemic pesticide that targets the same neural receptors as the neonicotinoids. Without any prior notice to beekeepers, the EPA announced in June 2012, that it would grant a section 18 (emergency permission to use an unregistered product) for use on cotton in four southern states: Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee and Louisiana. The EPA has recently announced the opening of the public comment period on sulfoxaflor. The EPA plans to grant sulfoxaflor a conditional registration despite many serious unresolved questions as to its safety and consequences not only for the honeybees but for the wider environment as well. Is this a repeat process, or lack thereof, regarding the neonicotinoid,  Clothianidin?
    In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, host, June Stoyer talks to beekeeper and bee advocate, Tom Theobald about the controversy surrounding the conditional registration of this pesticide. Stay tuned!

  • 01:04

    Looking Back 2 Yrs Ago: Tom Theobald Discusses Clothianidin

    in Environment

    In this special encore edition of The Organic View Radio show, tune in to see how far we have come to understand the impact of neonicotinoids on pollinators. This is the very first interview with Tom Theobald who is a commercial beekeeper, honeybee health advocate and special guest co-host of The Neonicotinoid View Radio Show (which airs each Wednesday).
     
    More than 100 agricultural crops in the United States are pollinated by bees. 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, commercial beekeeper, President and founding board member of the Boulder County Beekeepers' Association and guest co-host of The Neonicotinoid View Radio Show about the impact of this devastating chemical. Stay tuned! 

  • 01:00

    Tom Theobald: The Purdue Study On Systemic Pesticides

    in Environment

     
    There is a growing body of evidence from both science and practical experience that the systemic pesticides are having a disastrous effect not only on honeybees and other pollinators but are wreaking wide-spread damage to the environment. Anyone who is not familiar with these systemic pesticides makes light of the issue at hand. However, as more credible information is published it is more difficult for the devastation caused by these chemicals to be ignored.
    There is a study which has been conducted by Purdue scientists about the role of systemic pesticides in bee losses which will soon be published in PLoS ONE (The Public Library of Science (PLoS) which is a non-profit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.)
    Tom Theobald, President and founding board member of the Boulder County Beekeepers' Association has been working towards getting the registration process of these systemic pesticides reformed.  Tom is also the owner of the Niwot Honey Farm. Tom was the last County Bee Inspector in the state of Colorado, a position created in 1891 and retired in 2000.

  • The Neonicotinoid View: This Week's Buzz

    in Environment

    In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, host June Stoyer and special guest co-host, Colorado beekeeper, Tom Theobald, discuss current events and news about neonicotinoids.


    Today’s show is sponsored by Austria’s Finest Naturally Authentic Pumpkin Seeds and Pumpkin Seed Oil from the Steiermark available at OrganicUniverse.com. Listeners of TheOrganicView can receive $1 off their purchase by using the coupon code "orgview".  For more offers, please visit our website at www.theorganicview.com


     

  • 00:41

    The Neonicotinoid View: This Week's Buzz

    in Environment

    In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, host June Stoyer and special guest co-host, Colorado beekeeper, Tom Theobald, discuss current events and news about neonicotinoids. Some of the topics for this evening’s show will include an update on neonicotinoids in Australia and Canada, key highlights from the recent USDA’s Listening Session on Pollinator Strategy, the media attack on Harvard’s Dr. Alex Lu, Bayer’s new online portal and more! Stay tuned! 


    Today’s show is sponsored by Austria’s Finest Naturally Authentic Pumpkin Seeds and Pumpkin Seed Oil from the Steiermark available at OrganicUniverse.com. Listeners of TheOrganicView can receive $1 off their purchase by using the coupon code "orgview".  For more offers, please visit our website at www.theorganicview.com


     

  • 00:34

    The Neonicotinoid View: This Week's Buzz

    in Environment

    In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, host June Stoyer and special guest co-host, Colorado beekeeper, Tom Theobald, discuss current events and news about neonicotinoids.  Joining the conversation tonight is New York’s Jim Doan, the first known commercial migratory beekeeper to lose his operations due to neonicotinoid exposure.


    One of the main topics will be a discussion about industry’s public relations efforts surrounding the use of neonicotinoids. Are they pumping up their PR efforts in an attempt to circumvent efforts by bee advocates, scientists and environmentalists? We will also continue the discussion about Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency recent announcement and discuss other news about neonicotinoids.  Stay tuned!


    Today’s show is sponsored by Austria’s Finest Naturally Authentic Pumpkin Seeds and Pumpkin Seed Oil from the Steiermark available at OrganicUniverse.com. Listeners of TheOrganicView can receive $1 off their purchase by using the coupon code "orgview".  For more offers, please visit our website at www.theorganicview.com

  • 00:30

    The Neonicotinoid View: This Week's Buzz

    in Environment

    The Neonicotinoid View is a special series which focuses on the impact of neonicotinoids on our environment. In this live evening edition, host, June Stoyer and special guest host, beekeeper, Tom Theobald will review this week's news and happenings in the world of neonicotinoids. If you have a question or an issue you would like to discuss please call 917-932-1068 or email the show at bees(@)theorganicview.com. Stay tuned! Today’s show is sponsored by Austria’s Finest Naturally Authentic Pumpkin Seeds and Pumpkin Seed Oil from the Steiermark available at OrganicUniverse.com. Listeners of TheOrganicView can receive $1 off their purchase by using the coupon code "orgview".  For more offers, please visit our website at www.theorganicview.com  

  • 00:30

    The Neonicotinoid View: This Week's Buzz

    in Environment

    In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, host June Stoyer and special guest co-host, Colorado beekeeper, Tom Theobald, discuss current events and news about neonicotinoids. Some of the topics for this evening’s show will include more key highlights from the recent  EPA and USDA’s Listening Session on Pollinator Strategy as well as commentary from bee health advocate, Graham White! Stay tuned!   Today’s show is sponsored by Austria’s Finest Naturally Authentic Pumpkin Seeds and Pumpkin Seed Oil from the Steiermark available at OrganicUniverse.com. Listeners of TheOrganicView can receive $1 off their purchase by using the coupon code "orgview".  For more offers, please visit our website at www.theorganicview.com

  • 01:00

    Tom Theobald: The Fatal Sting of Clothianidin On Honeybees

    in Environment

    Honeybees pollinate ¾ 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!

  • 00:32

    The Neonicotinoid View: This Week's Buzz

    in Environment

    This week there were two major conference calls created to discuss efforts to help pollinators. One was hosted by Cornell, the other EPA. Did Cornell’s efforts to host a discussion about IPM and pollinators help? Was EPA’s stakeholder’s listening session fruitful? Will these efforts help beekeepers protect honeybees during next year’s pollination?


    In Canada, there is also quite a stir in Ontario. What is the new controversy surrounding Ontario beekeepers? What is going on with the class action law suit filed by the Ontario Bee Association against Bayer and Syngenta?


    In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, host June Stoyer and special guest co-host, Colorado beekeeper, Tom Theobald, discuss these issues and will be joined by Tibor Szabo, the incoming President of the Ontario Beekeeper’s Association. Stay tuned!


    Today’s show is sponsored by Austria’s Finest Naturally Authentic Pumpkin Seeds and Pumpkin Seed Oil from the Steiermark available at OrganicUniverse.com. Listeners of TheOrganicView can receive $1 off their purchase by using the coupon code "orgview".  For more offers, please visit our website at www.theorganicview.com

  • 00:30

    The Neonicotinoid View: This Week's Buzz

    in Environment

    The Neonicotinoid View is a special series which focuses on the impact of neonicotinoids on our environment. In this live evening edition, host, June Stoyer and special guest host, beekeeper, Tom Theobald will review this week's news and happenings in the world of neonicotinoids. If you have a question or an issue you would like to discuss please call 917-932-1068 or email the show at bees(@)theorganicview.com. Stay tuned!


    Today’s show is sponsored by Austria’s Finest Naturally Authentic Pumpkin Seeds and Pumpkin Seed Oil from the Steiermark available at OrganicUniverse.com. Listeners of TheOrganicView can receive $1 off their purchase by using the coupon code "orgview".  For more offers, please visit our website at www.theorganicview.com

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