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Old 08-09-2013, 06:09 PM
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The bees started dying in droves just after corn in the area was planted, an alarming red flag since corn seeds are often treated with neonicotinoid pesticides, which are known to kill insects by attacking their nervous systems.

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Some governments are finally taking action against these toxic chemicals, but clearly not fast enough. How many more millions of bees have to die before protection is granted to these invaluable creatures?

For those who aren’t aware, there are about 100 crop species that provide 90 percent of food globally and, of these, 71 are pollinated by bees.1

In the US alone, a full one-third of the food supply depends on pollination from bees — so if bee colonies continue to be devastated, major food shortages will inevitably result.

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Something is wrong – very wrong – if millions of bees are dying off in a matter of days. Schuit noted that he now has to replace his queen bees every few months, instead of every few years, because they are dying off so frequently.
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Last month, an estimated 25,000 bumblebees were found dead in an Oregon parking lot as well, just a short time after 55 trees in the area had been sprayed with Safari, a neonicotinoid insecticide. Ironically, the dead bees were found just as National Pollinator Week was kicking off.

These chemicals are typically applied to seeds before planting, allowing the pesticide to be taken up through the plant’s vascular system as it grows. As a result, the chemical is expressed in the pollen and nectar of the plant, and hence the danger to bees and other pollinating insects.

Adding to the problem are new ‘air seeders,’ which spread pesticide dust into the air when they’re planted, further increasing the toxic chemicals’ reach.
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Don't doubt it for a minute and have seen only a few bees in the last 10 years here in Kentucky also. Went a while back to Blowing Rock NC to buy some more blackberry jamb and honey, I was told don't hold your breath as the bees are gone.
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Don't doubt it for a minute and have seen only a few bees in the last 10 years here in Kentucky also. Went a while back to Blowing Rock NC to buy some more blackberry jamb and honey, I was told don't hold your breath as the bees are gone.
They will return. A group of ass holes contributing to their demise is about to trade up. No further elaboration will be forthcoming.
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They will return. A group of ass holes contributing to their demise is about to trade up. No further elaboration will be forthcoming.
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I was aware of this to. yet the other night from some where or place I hear of this new fact, that the bees are coming back... I might have been dreaming.

Now I wish I had kept the source...
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I was aware of this to. yet the other night from some where or place I hear of this new fact, that the bees are coming back... I might have been dreaming.

Now I wish I had kept the source...
Colony collapse is escalating. Why wouldn't it? We haven't stopped using the nicotine laced pesticide. Farmers say they have but the seed company that owns a third of congress runs the show.
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Colony collapse is escalating. Why wouldn't it? We haven't stopped using the nicotine laced pesticide. Farmers say they have but the seed company that owns a third of congress runs the show.
I understand this. On the Wild Channel they had this show about Nature & what man has done to it.

It seems by using pesticides, that once was many fields of flowers sourrounding the planeted crops. Have over time been eliminated & the bees have no place to gather pollen.

I find I can learn much more on TV of late than most anywhere else. there are plenty of other places even on TV for news of the day. Or the Library.

Yet I don't get out during the day that often as I am here at PW..
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