There is a growing body of evidence that systemic pesticides are a major factor in global bee losses. Professional beekeeper, Walter Haefeker, has been serving as President of the European Professional Beekeepers Association (EPBA) since 2008. Walter was invited to visit Japan to address a conference on Bees and Neonicotinoids by the Japan Endocrine-disruptor Preventive Action (JEPA) Japanese and the Japanese Honeybee Association to report on Neonicotinoid situation in Europe and especially the disaster in Germany in 2008.
Walter is also on the Board of Directors of the German Professional Beekeepers Association (DBIB) since 2004 and is the coordinator of the International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations (Apimondia) Working Group 10 on GMOs and the impact on the beekeeping sector. He is the author of numerous articles on coexistence between beekeeping and GMO cultivation.
Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer is joined by special guest Walter Haefeker to discuss systemic pesticides and bee losses.