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Spring Without Bees How Colony Collapse Disorder Has Endangered Our Food Supply

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ISBN-10: 1599216000

ISBN-13: 9781599216003

Edition: 2008

Authors: Michael Schacker

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On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Rachel Carson, the world faces a new environmental disaster, from a chemical similar to DDT. This time the culprit appears to be IMD, or imidacloprid, a relatively new but widely used insecticide in the United States. Many beekeepers and some researchers think IMD is the new prime suspect for the devastating syndrome known as Colony Collapse Disorder, or CCD, which has raised the annual die-off rate of honey bees to 30% of all the beehives in the United States. They say even trace amounts of IMD makes bees lose their desire to feed, which would quickly lead to collapse. After several days, there are few or no bees left in the hive. Since honeybees…    
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Publication date: 5/5/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.902

Michael Schacker is an investigative science writer and cofounder of the Global Regeneration Network. A strategic consultant and writer in the field of regenerative agriculture, he is the author of A Spring Without Bees. He lives in Woodstock, New York.

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