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The End Of An American Beekeeper: The Jim Doan Story

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It has been almost a year since commercial beekeeper, Jim Doan lost his bees to neonicotinoid exposure. Industry keeps trying to get the focus off the pesticides and shift the blame to anything they can so they can continue selling products containing or treated with neonicotinoids. 

In this special encore presentation of the only series devoted to the impact of neonicotinoids called "The Neonicotinoid View", host, June Stoyer and beekeeping advocate, Tom Theobald talk to New York State commercial beekeeper, Jim Doan to discuss his decision to sell his farm after losing his bees to neonicotinoid exposure. At one point during his tenure, Jim grew his business to manage up to 5300 hives and just a few short years later was reduced to nothing due to a never-ending war against Neonicotinoid exposure. If you would like to hear Jims heart-breaking story, stay tuned!