Mixed messages on bees

Mixed messages on bees

On Thursday, USDA tweeted about its live hive web cam and issued a press release that downplayed the impact of pesticides in the bee die-off crisis.

The honeybee die-off is the crisis that everybody is talking about and nobody, or hardly anybody, is doing anything about. That phenomenon is common to too many crises but is hardly presented in such stark, maybe ironic, relief as it was Thursday in the juxtaposition of a tweet and a press release from USDA. The tweet is good fun and directs us to a live web cam at the “People’s Garden Apiary” at USDA Headquarters in Washington D.C. where 40,000 Italian honey bees are hard a

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