Check out ted.com for some intelligent, thought provoking conversation. Since 1984 TED has produced a wild array of honest, at times controversial lectures that are guaranteed to stimulate the mind. This talk is from Dennis vanEngelsdorp, the acting state apiarist from Pennsylvania"s Department of Agriculture, a leading figure in the battle against Colony Collapse Disorder. According to vanEngelsdorp "pollinators are canaries in the coal mine and their disappearance is a referendum on the state of our environment - a reminder of the brilliant and frightening interdependence of our ecosystem".
Please visit http://www.operationbee.com/actnow/banpesticides.html and sign the petition to the United Nations to ban neonicotinoid pesticides (http://strathconabeekeepers.blogspot.com/2011/10/insecticides-and-bees.html).