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Help Save the Bees

Honeybee on cluster of Brick House Chardonnay in the Ribbon Ridge AVA.

SlowFood USA is petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to commission an objective study to identify the causes of bee colony collapse disorder (CCD). I signed this petition not only to express my support for the study, but also counter any undue pressure the EPA is receiving from chemical interests to not take action.

But action is exactly what is needed on this important issue. To learn more about this growing problem, please visit the SlowFood USA site, where you can also sign the petition online. In addition, here's a recent article on the global reach of CCD.

Thanks to Doug Tunnell at Brick House Vineyards for bringing this to my attention. The shot above was taken at Brick House during harvest last Fall.

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