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June 16, 2014

Bee Corrected!

Following my last blog post on the Harvard School of Public’s Health study on bees and neonicotinoids, we received a comment from ‘George Citizen’ that leads me to amend my last blog post.

George cited an excellent article by Randy Oliver in which Randy challenges both the underlying assumptions and the manner of the Harvard study. His article forms an object lesson in critical analysis, how to conduct a genuinely professional study as well as shedding more light on the debate round Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).

As I constantly tell my kids, “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. Check your sources, cross- check them and then form your own opinions.”

In this I failed…….”Sorry, kids!”