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June Stoyer Talks About Bees, Pesticides and Neonicotinoids

June 30, 2014 at 11AM EDT USA June Stoyer will be the Health Inn Guest

Let's learn about protecting the bee populations. June has her finger on the pulse of these buzzing insects through her constant contact with bee farmers.

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  • Why are America's environmental laws are so far behind those of Europe?
  • Why do we not listen to the plight of the bee keepers?
  • How can we dismiss the environmental global cost to precious species? 
  • Knowing the use of pesticides contaminates our water supply and our soil organisms necessary to grow our crops, flowers and fruiting orchard trees, why do we delay banning neonicotinoids?
  • What action steps can ordinary citizens take to help protect the bee colonies, our environment and life as we know it today?

Nicotinum covers similar symptoms as tabacum. With violent tonic and clonic spasm, loss of consciousness, sensitivity to light and breathing impeded can you imagine the effect on bees in nature?

Meet June Stoyer, host of The Organic View Radio Show 

Social Media Influence: 

June Stoyer is a journalist and the Executive Producer of The Organic View Radio Show, The Clean Energy View Radio Show, The Neonicotinoid View, co-hosted by Tom Theobald and producer of The NLP View Radio Show, hosted by Donna Blinston. 

Social Media Measurement Expert and CEO of, Andrew Grill, announced that June Stoyer is in the top 1% of Influencers on social media. She also maintains a consistent Klout score of 70. Please visit: for more information. 

The Organic View has been named by New Hope Media as one of the top 10 shows to follow. June Stoyer is #4 on the Top 100 Clean Energy Blogs and Industry Innovators of 2013 by Robert Kim. Mr. Kim’s lists appear in places like Forbes. 


June is a native New Yorker, born on Long Island and raised on a private organic farm in the Catskill Mountains. Her father’s passion for organic farming provided the perfect foundation for which she now thrives as an educator and an activist. June is an environmentalist, educator and activist. Her credits include Master Composter through the prestigious Brooklyn Botanic Garden and participated in the Master Gardener program at Cornell’s Cooperative Extension where she continues to volunteer. As an activist, June is a member of many different horticultural related societies in NY and North America. 

Currently, June is working towards educating the public about the global pollinator decline, is a hobbyist beekeeper and spends her time photographing pollinators. She is also an advocate for animal rights, organic agriculture, renewable energy and environmental responsibility. 

You can connect with her on twitter @JuneStoyer or like the show’s facebook page by visiting 

About The Organic View Radio Show: 

The internet-based talk radio show, launched seven years ago, was the first of its kind to advocate key issues pertaining to environment, wellness, sustainability and animals. The Organic View has grown its global audience to over three million listeners. The show has featured many of the top leaders, scientists and advocates in the world such as Michael Potter (CEO, Eden Foods), Arran Stephens (CEO, Nature's Path), Organic Advocate, Joel Salatin, Bryant Terry (vegan author), Dr. Sandra Steingraber, John Robbins, Jeff Anderson (bee advocate), Morten Albaek (Vestas Wind Systems), Robert Catell (Advanced Energy), Trump Chicago, Prince Lorenzo Borghese, Jeffrey Smith, Laura Lassiter, Big Cat Rescue, Defenders Of Wildlife, Dr. Marla Spivak and so many others. 

The complete archives are available at The show can also be found on iTunes, Kindle, Zune and every major podcasting provider. 


  • May 9, 2014: Study strengthens link between neonicotinoids and collapse of honey bee colonies 

Boston, MA — Two widely used neonicotinoids—a class of insecticide—appear to significantly harm honey bee colonies over the winter, particularly during colder winters, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The study replicated a 2012 finding from the same research group that found a link between low doses of imidacloprid and Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), in which bees abandon their hives over the winter and eventually die. The new study also found that low doses of a second neonicotinoid, clothianidin, had the same negative effect.

“Sub-lethal exposure to neonicotinoids impaired honey bees winterization before proceeding to colony collapse disorder,” Chensheng Lu, Kenneth M. Warchol, Richard A. Callahan, Bulletin of Insectology, online Friday, May 9, 2014

  • Bee Killing Neonicotinoids In Montreal Canada

A panel of independent scientists operating as the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides found that neonicotinoids and fipronil are harming the environment, posing a similar threat to the one posed by the pesticide DDT in the 1960s.

Arlyle Waring, a gardener in Montreal’s west end, said she collected samples of eight plants and sent them in to environmental group Friends Of the Earth.

The group collected samples from gardeners in 18 cities in Canada and the U.S. and came back with some alarming results: 51% of the plants collected contained neonicotinoids.

“I sent in eight samples of elysium, salvia, daisies — a number of bee-loving plants,” Waring told CBC Daybreak on Friday.

CBC News contacted Home Depot, Rona and Canadian Tire, but all three stores declined interviews. They said they were looking into the issue.

Waring said that’s not good enough. She said that at the very least, plants containing the bee-killing pesticide should be labelled as such, so gardeners can avoid buying them.

  • European Ban On Neonicotinoid Insecticides The European Commission has decided to ban three neonicotinoid insecticides. These chemicals can harm honeybees, according to a large body of scientific evidence, so the European Environment Agency (EEA) commends the precautionary decision to ban them.

  • “France has banned some of these chemicals on sunflower and maize since 2004, and it seems productivity has not been affected – 2007 was France’s best year for yield of these crops for over a decade. Also, any economic analysis should consider the almost immeasurable value of pollination carried out by honeybees and other wild bees. Indeed, continuing to use these chemicals would risk a vital service that underpins European agriculture,” Prof. McGlade said.

  • The Guardian | EU member states vote ushers in continent-wide suspension of neonicotinoid pesticides

  • Scientific Studies 2012 implicates neonicotinoid toxicity. Common crop pesticides have been shown for the first time to seriously harm bees by damaging their renowned ability to navigate home.

  • Petition EPA: Save Our Bees and the Food We Eat! Ban Bayer's Chemicals Now! Massive and continuing declines in the bee population mean the diversity of our nation's food supply is in jeopardy!

Pesticides linked to bee deaths must be banned, scientists say Neonicotinoids, fipronil linked to ecosystem damage in new report

  • Affecting The Food Chain

Pollinators, like bees and butterflies, are heavily affected by pesticides. David Schuit, owner of Saugeen Country Honey near Hannover, Ont., says he has lost more than 65 million bees over two years. (Saugeen Country Honey/Facebook) Frequently, he comes across Canada geese and other bird carcasses on the fields. He said the birds die after eating exposed seeds coated with the pesticide. 

Any animal that munches on the plants or seeds is also at risk. There's also soil and water exposure to take into account.

More than 90 per cent of the pesticide goes into the environment rather than the crop, said Goulson.

Farmers who use the product annually build up toxicity in the soil, so the pesticide gets into groundwater and then streams, he said.

Soil contamination also exposes terrestrial animals like earthworms. The study's authors claim pesticides have caused behaviour changes in exposed earthworms, like feeding inhibition, as well as death.

Freshwater snails and water fleas suffer the most from water contamination.

"Essentially, we're contaminating the global environment with highly toxic, highly persistent chemicals," said Goulson. Seventy-five percent of crops humans consume are pollinated by insects, mostly bees.

  • Compared To The Banned Substance DDT

DDT, which stands for dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, was a liberally used pesticide in the early 1960s. It was banned in 1972 to protect wildlife and people from its toxic effects. The study points out that some neonics are 5,000 to 10,000 more toxic to bees than DDT.

  • Action Steps

Health Canada has recommended steps to minimize bee exposure to neonicotinoid during the 2014 spring planting season. The measures for planting treated corn and soybean seeds include:

  • Reducing dust from coated seeds.
  • Safer seed planting practices.
  • Labels with enhanced warnings.

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Pesticides that harm honeybees.  
Some common pesticides you may have that are toxic to bees:  Orthene (Acephate)  Seven (Carbaryl)  Diazinon (Spectracide, others)  Bayer systemic (Imidacloprid), which gets into the pollen, may cause disorientation and death in bees  Ambush, Pounce (Permethrin)  Crossfire, Raid Flying Insect Killer (Resmethrin)  Bayer systemic which contains imidacloprid is not safe for honeybees and should not be used. It gets into the pollen of the plants and is carried home to the hive.

When to apply safe pesticides?
Safe only if sprayed at dawn or dusk, when bees aren’t active.  These pesticides can hurt bees when wet, but aren’t harmful when dry, so if you use with care, can be bee-safe:  Spinosad (insecticide)  Pyrethrum (insecticide)  Neem oil (fungicide, insecticide)
Investigate Whether These Are Honeybee-safe pesticides.  
Sulfur (fungicide)  Serenade (biological fungicide)  Insecticidal soap  Petroleum-based oils  B.T. or Bacillus thuringiensis (biological control for caterpillars)  
Care For Home and Garden Habitat
Do not contaminate the water that bees drink. Don’t dump leftover pesticides leaving a puddle where bees might drink.
Can neem oil affect birds, fish, or other wildlife?  
Neem oil is practically non-toxic to birds, mammals, bees and plants. Neem oil is slightly toxic to fish and other aquatic organisms. Azadirachtin, a component of neem oil, is moderately toxic to fish and other aquatic animals. It is important to remember that insects must eat the treated plant to be killed. Therefore, bees and other pollinators are not likely to be harmed.
Learn about Organic Pest Controls

Neonicotinoid | Neonicotinoids are a class of neuro-active insecticides chemically similar to nicotine. The development of this class of insecticides began with work in the 1980s by Shell and the 1990s by Bayer. The neonicotinoids show reduced toxicity compared to previously used organophosphate and carbamate insecticides. Most neonicotinoids show much lower toxicity in mammals than insects, but some breakdown products are toxic. Neonicotinoids are the first new class of insecticides to be developed in the last 50 years. The neonicotinoid imidacloprid is currently the most widely used insecticide in the world. The neonicotinoid family includes acetamiprid, clothianidin, imidacloprid, nitenpyram, nithiazine, thiacloprid and thiamethoxam.  In the late 2000's some kinds of neonicotinoids began to come under increasing scrutiny over potential environmental impacts. The use of neonicotinoids was linked in a range of studies to a number of adverse ecological effects, including honey-bee colony collapse disorder (CCD). Increased scrutiny eventually led to restrictions and bans on the use of different neonicotinoids in several countries.



‹Gisa› thx - I hope you feel fine!
‹Debby Bruck› We are in the studio, waiting for June
‹Gisa› Hello Debby,
‹Gisa› what's the topic today?
‹Debby Bruck› Hello Gabrielle - we are talking about THE BEES and pesticides
‹Dr. Bob› Is your guest coming
‹Yvonne Indian i› im getting channel offline
‹Debby Bruck› June has called in via telephone
‹Dr. Bob› OK if you want me to call in let me know
‹Debby Bruck› Yvonne - what does that mean getting it offline?
‹Yvonne Indian i› it says follow nissamcommunications to recive updates
‹Debby Bruck› ok. I'll let you know. June talks a minute a mile
‹Amnon› refresh the page
‹Debby Bruck› Hello Michelle, and Dr Bob
‹Yvonne Indian i› did it
‹Michelle› Hi Debby, Dr. Bob, Gisa Yvonne , Amnon
‹Debby Bruck› WAVING...
‹Michelle› HUGS
‹Debby Bruck› starting the show now.... call your friends
‹Dr. Bob› starting!!!!
‹Yvonne Indian i› oh ok maybe im getting lucky
‹Debby Bruck› accountability is the main theme. A global responsibility.
‹Gisa› called
‹Debby Bruck› hello Vera and Dr Wequar
‹Debby Bruck› neonicotinoids systemic pesticide. applied as treatment or foliar applications
‹Debby Bruck› meant to kill insects. The honey bee is not trying to eat the plant
‹Debby Bruck› trying to collect nectar and water
‹Dr Wequar› Hi Debby and all on the show,good day to you all
‹Debby Bruck› in 2010 Dutch toxicologist published book THE DISASTER IN THE MAKING
‹Debby Bruck› infamous LEAK MEMO Tom Theobald
‹Debby Bruck› registration process of systemic pesticide. EPA did not follow protocol
‹Debby Bruck› Freedom on information act noticed decline in his own bees.
‹Debby Bruck› HONEY BEE PROTECTION is the responsibility of all of us.
‹Dr. Bob› Exactly what is known about how these nicotinamides and how they effect honey bee populations
‹Debby Bruck› These are garden products with NEONICS inside of them.
‹Debby Bruck› the most toxic chemicals in the environment
‹Debby Bruck› 19 years half life of these toxic NEONICS. Goes into the ground water and soil
‹Dr. Bob› What about the recent Virus studies coming out of USDA in Minn.? Is this a reasonable cause of colony collapse?
‹Debby Bruck› once reached dosage, death will occur
‹Debby Bruck› industry has not debated scientific research. VERROA MITES
‹Debby Bruck› in Australia no documentation of these mites. Sustaining same bee collapse as USA
‹Debby Bruck› CALIF ALMOND CROPS largest orchards that need bee pollination
‹Debby Bruck› sustained losses 475,000 bee COLONY loss
‹Michelle› http://www.organicconsumers.or...130.cfm
‹Dr Wequar› Were bees were flown from Florida to California/
‹Debby Bruck› Bill Rose commercial bee keep. Jeff Anderson
‹Debby Bruck› Yes. They bring the bees in across the country
‹Dr. Bob› wow- those are big numbers!!!!
‹Dr. Bob› did they find the chemicals in the bee bodies????
‹Debby Bruck› Farmers should not apply pesticides when bees are foraging
‹Amnon› 475K bees or 475K colonies?
‹Debby Bruck› Australia sustained losses of same magnitude. Does not make mainstream media
‹Debby Bruck› COLONIES
‹Dr. Bob› yeah but the bees fly miles and your neighbor can be spraying
‹Debby Bruck› Hello Dr K
‹Dr. Bob› telling farmers to stop spraying is a tough row to hoe
‹Debby Bruck› Why do they need to spray?
‹Amnon› Can we create a "bee vacceen" ?
‹Debby Bruck› NEONICS affect butterflies and other pollinators
‹Dr Kulbhushan D› Hello Debby how are you
‹Amnon› Vaccine
‹Michelle› Agro-homeopathicists need to be doing a study using something like Tobaccinum on this virus to be able to show it can work in place of these lethal pesticides for this virus
‹Dr. Bob› nicotine is found in all Tabacum species and is the base compound of the pesticides. Tobacco extract has been used for 200 years as an insecticide
‹Amnon› So can make "Little coats and gloves" for bees?  NOT !!!
‹Debby Bruck›
‹Debby Bruck› GMO SEEDS dipped in NEONICS
‹Debby Bruck› Hello Cathy
‹Dr Wequar› Do not forget that Big Pharma will go after any thing homeopathic,and those who work on that line. Late Dr Kaviraj was nearly bumped of by goons of a Big Pharma in Australia.
‹Dr. Bob› Dr. Wequar is tragically correct
‹Dr. Bob› Bayer Crop Science did the initial research and hold most of the patents on the Neonic
‹Dr Wequar› May be United nations can one day be good enough to "consent" to homeopathic insecticides. But for now it remains a Pipe Dream
‹Dr. Bob› EPA like FDA is a pawn of industry
‹Michelle› The people of the world would consider the information found in a study of a safe option - Big Pharma will never approve, but we shouldn't seek their approval.  We should seek the truth.  Every farmer has his or his own choice to make regarding what to use
‹Amnon› If we stop spraying today, will the bees recover?
‹Dr Wequar› Thats exactly where THEY come in. See the video "FOOD INC"
‹Dr Wequar› Well said Debby
‹Dr. Bob› Food Inc; is one scary video
‹Debby Bruck› thanks Rob
‹Dr Wequar› Yes Dr Bob, after seeing it i developed an aversion to Chicken;;
‹Dr. Bob› Good point Michelle- but it truly is a David vs. Goliath situation- these companies spend billions on marketing and killing their enemies
‹Debby Bruck›
‹Debby Bruck› Phil Candler
‹Dr. Bob› Unfortunately scientists will ALWAYS  say there is not enough science- I know- I am one
‹Debby Bruck› The Bearfoot Bee Keeper
‹Debby Bruck› Phil Chandler
‹Debby Bruck›
‹Debby Bruck› Impact on dogs and birds
‹Debby Bruck› What are human impacts? No studies to tell us that we know of right now
‹cathy› Hello Debby
‹Michelle› hi cathy
‹Dr. Bob› proctor and gamble ceo
‹Debby Bruck› thanks
‹Dr Wequar› I think it is the "Lobbies" that set the motionfor these appointments
‹Debby Bruck›
‹Debby Bruck› WASPS eat other insects
‹Dr. Bob› correct- Obama and all presidents OWE a lot to industry lobbies because they pay for the elections
‹Debby Bruck› Bumble bees. There are many types of bees.
‹Debby Bruck› Bees will not bother people. Do not need to be afraid.
‹Dr. Bob› yes what about the bumble bees- they are the ONLY bees left in our garden
‹Debby Bruck› SWARMS - the future of a hive.
‹Debby Bruck› Do not go to the store to get pesticides to kill them; or call an insect killer
‹Debby Bruck› Dandelions is a source of food for bees
‹Dr. Bob› and soup!!!!
‹Debby Bruck› Taraxacum officinale Dandelion - LIVER TONIC
‹Debby Bruck› The leaves have the strongest effect on the kidneys.
‹Amnon› I guess if your property gets swarmed by bees, you should consider yourself blessed these days.
‹Debby Bruck› high in potassium
‹Debby Bruck› blood cleanser
‹Yvonne Indian i› lol Amnon
‹Debby Bruck› Thinking of them as weeds must be a changed mindset
‹Debby Bruck› The leaves contain more vitamin A per gram than carrots
‹Debby Bruck› DIGGING in the dirt! helps the immune system
‹Debby Bruck› BUY ORGANIC
‹Dr. Bob› WHAT about organic pesticides like ROTENONE OR NEEM OIL???
‹Debby Bruck› Bee keeping is a responsibility. It's like having a baby or a dog
‹Debby Bruck› Read about bee biology. Learn from other bee keepers.
‹Debby Bruck› It is a commitment when you have bees.
‹Dr Wequar› Neem has a place in Homeopathy also
‹Debby Bruck› ANGER -- Everyone know about APIS MELLIFICA homeopathy
‹Debby Bruck› can predict the weather due to sensitivity
‹Dr. Bob› BUT do the concentrated organic pesticides effect bees???
‹Debby Bruck› what concentrated pesticides?
‹Debby Bruck› let me ask...
‹Debby Bruck› Our task is to get pesticides banned.
‹Dr. Bob› rotenone neem oil marigold pyrithrins  ????
‹Dr. Bob› yeah but these are used in ORGANIC AG
‹Amnon› Dish washing soap
‹Dr. Bob› THATS good for aphids and sucking insects Amnon
‹Debby Bruck› take chewing tobacco to make a tea. Dish detergent and mouthwash and put in gallon of water against aphids
‹Dr. Bob› use Stinky Cheese Plus 
‹Debby Bruck› Take spray on hose to knock them off plants
‹Debby Bruck› YEAH. We will have show about the new products
‹Dr. Bob› Malathione is being sprayed by communities all over the place to kill mosquitos-  bad news bears
‹Debby Bruck› bad news bears
‹Michelle› TY Debby, June, Amnon, everyone
‹Dr. Bob› Great show very interesting stuff
‹Dr Wequar› Thanks for a good show;
‹Debby Bruck› Thanks for joining me today!
‹Yvonne Indian i› when exactly will it be archived
‹Dr. Bob› immediately archived
‹Yvonne Indian i› thank you, it was a good learning show
‹cathy› loved this show
‹Yvonne Indian i› thank you Dr. Bob

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Thank You for sharing such rich Content :  I learned a lot today !!!

Hi Regina. Glad you liked the program. Do you have bee keepers in your area?


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