[permaculture] [Fwd: Re: [SANET-MG] Colony collapse disorder/Nosema ceranae]

Lawrence F. London, Jr. lflj at intrex.net
Sat Jul 28 17:05:21 EDT 2007

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Subject: Re: [SANET-MG] Colony collapse disorder/Nosema ceranae
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2007 09:21:34 -0400
From: jcummins <jcummins at UWO.CA>

Hi Misha Gale-Sinex ,
It seems clear all around that the bee's immune system is the key to
CCD. I have pointed out the well reported synergism between pesticides
and  the infection  with Nosema and related fungal parasites in insects
.  Work with a number of insects shows that  the insect immune system
has  evolved to a large degree to respond to  fungal parasites.
Unfortunately, the work  on synergism has not yet been reported in the
honey bee.  Some reports say that Nosema is present in both CCD and
normal colonies  , while other studies claim that neonicotinoid seed
treatment does not effect the honey bee even though the seed treatment
delivers the pesticide to the flower. What is missing is reports on
pesticides such as the neonicotinoids or Bt  and the presence of Nosema
or other fungal parasites and the synergism between them. . Such reports
are needed!
I am taking the liberty of including a link to a video o an interview I
did in June this year.
sincerely, prof. joe cummins
Garth Riley interviews Professor Joe Cummins, Institute of Science in
Society (www.i-sis.org.uk <http://www.i-sis.org.uk/>) and Pam Killeen,
co-author of /The Great //Bird Flu Hoax/, about the disappearance of the
honey bees. Production of CHEX TV, Oshawa, Ontario and www.dancarter.ca
<http://www.dancarter.ca/>. Downloaded July 22, 2007. Air date June 19,

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