Tuesday, December 14, 2010

This and That

The rest of the country has been snowed in, but all we got was a soggy mess. And a nice little flurry this morning. My parents have put in a request for snow when they come up to visit, and it'll be shocking if we don't get any.

It looks like insecticides may be involved in the decline of the honeybees after all. I am hoping for comments from some of the science-based blogs that I follow.

Another issue that I would like to hear more from the scientists on: the sustainability of Canadian peat moss. I find this Garden Rant post to be a flimsy defense of its use.


Eliza said...

Thanks for the CCD link! As a beekeeper I've been following that one as well.

Pam J. said...

I'm so glad to read that you're also skeptical about that guest post on Garden Rant about peat moss. The more i read about the subject the more confused I get. A year and a half ago they had another guest post on peat moss; this one was by Ken Druse and he's on the other side of this controversy . I feel a little silly being so obsessed about trying to figure out what's true and what's not true....I get it all tied up in my brain with global warming-climate change. Soooo complicated.