You are here: Home Food & Kitchen Food Industry Hank D and the Bee: Bee, the Reluctant Canary Hank D and the Bee: Bee, the Reluctant Canary by joemohr February 19, 2012, 1:00 am 3 Comments More on the declining health of bees: Have Bees Become Canaries In the Coal Mine? Why Massive Bee Dieoffs May Be a Warning About Our Own Health (AlterNet) From the article: One class of pesticides, neonicotinoids in particular has received a lot of attention for harming bees. In late 2010, the EPA came under fire from beekeepers and pesticide watchdog organizations. This happened when Colorado beekeeper Tom Theobald spoke out about how the EPA allowed clothianidin to be used without any proof it was safe and despite the fact that the EPA’s own scientists believed it “has the potential for toxic risk to honey bees, as well as other pollinators.” Related cartoon: WTF?! EPA Says RIP to Bees. More on Bees at Eat Drink Better: Sustainable Farming Issues for 2012: Bees, a Bill, and Seeds Help the Bees: Tell EPA to Ban Killer Pesticide The “Bee Problem:” Is HFCS to blame? Follow the rest of the Hank D and the Bee series at JoeMohrToons.com. For cartoon updates and other green goings-on, follow Joe on Twitter @GreenCartoons. See more Previous article Global Map of Genetically Modified Crops Next article Essential Herbs For Your Edible Landscape 3 Pings & Trackbacks Pingback:Hank D and the Bee: Bee Dreams of Reestablishing the Declining Bee Population | Eco-Snobbery Sucks Pingback:Hank D and the Bee: Bee Dreams of Reestablishing the Declining Bee Population Pingback:Hank D and the Bee: Bee Dreams of Reestablishing the Declining Bee Population | Joe Mohr's Cartoon Archive Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size): (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB.