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  • 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! 

  • The Neonicotinoid View: The Hive Tracking Project

    in Environment

    In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, which is produced by The Organic View Radio Show, host June Stoyer and co-host, Colorado beekeeper, Tom Theobald talk to Dr. Susan E. Kegley about a new research initiative called The Hive Project and why this research is important for understanding what is impacting honeybee health. Dr. Kegley is the Principal and Founder of the Pesticide Research Institute an environmental consulting firm providing research, analysis, technical services and expert consulting on the chemistry and toxicology of pesticides. Dr. Kegley’s consulting work focuses on pollutant fate and transport; human and ecological exposure assessment and risk assessment; development of tools to assess relative risks for different pesticides; development of integrated pest management (IPM) approaches to minimize pesticide use; environmental monitoring (with a focus on air and water sampling); and analytical chemistry. She also has expertise in pesticide regulation and policy, ecotoxicology, human toxicology and epidemiology. 


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  • 00:18

    How A Beekeeper Stopped An Herbicide Application On Right of Way Land

    in Environment

    Beekeepers are like full time guardians of the honeybees they care for. One of the greatest dangers to honeybees is chemical exposure. According to Duke Energy, herbicide use is a standard practice used by electric utilities and others, including agricultural and landscape management companies, state departments of transportation, railroads, forest services, the military, municipalities, golf courses, airports, schools and universities, and property owners. They apply these chemicals because overgrown vegetation near power lines and equipment can pose safety hazards and lead to power outages. So, what can you do if you are a beekeeper and receive notification that a chemical application will be administered near your bees?  In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, which is produced by The Organic View Radio Show, host June Stoyer and co-host, Colorado beekeeper, Tom Theobald talk to Michele Colopy, Program Director of the Pollinator Stewardship Council, Inc. about their efforts to protect bees and help beekeepers that are dealing with threats to their hives due to chemical applications.


    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


    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 -Friday @6pm Eastern and by sending us your feedback, you could win one of our monthly prizes!

  • 00:26

    The Neonicotinoid View: PSC Efforts To Protect Bees & EAS Review

    in Environment

    In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, which is produced by The Organic View Radio Show, host June Stoyer and co-host, Colorado beekeeper, Tom Theobald talk to Michele Colopy, Program Director of the Pollinator Stewardship Council, Inc. about new efforts to protect bees and a discussion about the recent Eastern Apiculture Society’s Annual Conference.


    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 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

  • 00:31

    The Neonicotinoid View: Ruthless Power & Deleterious Politics

    in Environment

    For many years, DDT was considered to be a popular chemical. It was used to control insect pests on crop and forest lands, around homes, gardens as well as  industrial and commercial purposes. Today, a new family of chemicals called neonicotinoid pesticides are even more toxic than DDT and are polluting the earth with even more deadly consequences. 


    In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, which is produced by The Organic View Radio Show, host June Stoyer and special guest co-host, Colorado beekeeper, Tom Theobald talk to former EPA analyst, Dr. Evaggelos Vallianatos. Stay tuned!


    Evaggelos Vallianatos, Ph.D., is a former EPA analyst. He is the author of hundreds of articles and several books, including “Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA” (with McKay Jenkins, Bloomsbury Press, 2014).


    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 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 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.

  • 00:29

    The Neonicotinoid View: National Pollinator Week

    in Environment

    In the USA, this week marks National Pollinator Week. It certainly has been one long year since last year’s national celebration. So, what exactly has been accomplished throughout this past year? What are some of the new initiatives? Are they attempts to simply appease pollinator advocates or are they valid solutions?


    In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, host, June Stoyer and co-host, Colorado beekeeper, Tom Theobald will talk about these issues and more. Stay tuned!


    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!


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  • 00:31

    The Neonicotinoid View: Response To Open Letter & Ontario's Restriction

    in Environment

    In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, hosts, June Stoyer and Colorado beekeeper, Tom Theobald talk about the recent "Open Letter To American Beekeepers" as well as the news about Ontario's decision to restrict neonicotinoids. Stay tuned!


    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 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      


     

  • 01:14

    Upbeat w Tom Hayes and Rudy Guarino, B. Porter, C. Harter, "Sugar Shack Radio"

    in Comedy

    Upbeat with Tom Hayes and Rudy Guarino, actor, writer Billy Porter, actor, documentarian, author, musician Chuck Harter and documentarian, author, musician, entrepreneur, George Wilson speak about the glory days for America and the World's premier soul music club. Today we will be playing from The Dells, The Stylistics, Cutris Mayfield and the Impresssions and Marvin Gaye with commentary by club owner Rudy Guariino...tune in for some great memories and stories 

  • Dr. Tom O'Bryan Responds to The Gluten Lie.

    in Health

    Gluten expert Dr. Tom O'Bryan returns to the podcast to respond to recent skepticism regarding gluten sensitivity and gluten-free diets.


    Hosted by Sean Croxton of Underground Wellness.