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Old 04-23-2008, 09:29 AM
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Seems its not jut domestic bees that are dying off.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/s...ds/7360832.stm
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Wild bee populations around the UK are experiencing "catastrophic declines", the Bumblebee Conservation Trust has warned.

Mary Celeste Syndrome - where a honey bee hive is found almost completely deserted - has appeared in Scotland.

The Stirling-based trust's Dr Ben Darvill described bumblebees as an "insurance policy", given the problems facing colonies of honey bees.

Bees are important pollinators of flowers and crops.

Dr Darvill said: "The whole suite of pollinators are declining simultaneously."

The UK has 18 true bumblebee species and many are seriously threatened due to habitat loss.

The great yellow - the rarest bee in the UK - clings to survival in the Highlands and Islands.

Dr Darvill said the insects' demise has serious implications for food supply and the price of goods.
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I wonder if the Africanized killer bees are declining?

I thought we were having problems with the honey bees, not the big bumble bees. I do recall seeing allot more of the big bees when i was a kid.
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This is a story that is not getting nearly the airplay it should be, Kev.
It has tremendous implications for food production in our country and around the world. And everyone seems to be so "ho-hum" about it.
The decline in honeybee population in the U.S. has been drastic and unforeseen.
Many farmers in the U.S. who previously maintained their own bees, can now no longer even purchase the bees needed for crop pollination. The populations are failing everywhere.
Everyone needs to stop and think of what it means to lose your pollinators.
And no one seems to have a clue of why this is happening. Only unproven theories.
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Big Bro conspiracy?...we use sometimes a software analisys to put several parameters together in our meetings. We write every possible cause of a certain problem, and analyze one by one and discard. Root Cause. But the events happening at the same time: corn for fuel, soja and rice prices going up, and other crops that NEVER had any pricing rise in years...suddenly? why now? why not last september, or november?..why not in 3 months?...they make me think in some kind of world wide tentacles trying to stretch and annihilate as much poor people as possible...what do you think?
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Elitest do want a 80% reduction in world population,and the globalist are trying to get rid of the middle class.
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Scary stuff, without bees, we'd be in a world of hurt. It'd be like a domino effect... Not good at all.
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I thought the africanized ones were taking over a couple years ago.
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Thereīs a kids movie about this, anyone saw it? I think itīs Warner Bros.
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Since no one has as of yet explained the mysterious dwindling honeybee population, experts are calling the phenomenon "Colony Collapse Disorder". If you are interested this will get you started on learning about the problem. The potential ramifications are enormous. I have learned that examples of individual bees (dead) from colonies showing the signs of this problem have shown not one or two, but evidence of almost ALL known honeybee afflictions. Its as if their immune systems were just shut off. I am no expert so don't quote me on that specifically, but if you look around you will find reports and articles on this subject. Something to be concerned about.

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The bees have bounced back here.

I am finding dozens of bees in my yard flying around what flowers they can find.

So far this spring Ive had two of them fly in the car with me driving down the road. Nothing freaks me out more than to be trying to get away from a mad bee in a car driving 50 miles an hour down a narrow two lane road.

I went to pay a bill the other day and they have a big flower bed in the front of their place of business. Didnt see as many as I find in my yard with less flowers but there were several there as well.
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I wonder if the problem is associated with pesticides, fertalisers and in some areas GM crops.
Recently an Australian CSIRO scientist was working with GM peas. These were tested on mice and they suffered an immune system disorder. The GM was something to do with a protien introduced in the plant. The experiment was stopped and destroyed.
According to the program, the guidlines for testing GM crops are at best virtually non existant. As far as independant tests go, these are not very common outside the big seed Corps such as Monsato and etc who conduct their own tests and not always made public. (program on Dateline Australia this week)

There have been reports of cross pollination with weeds making them more resistant to poisons and pesticides.
Pollin from any plant is essential for a bee hive's survival.
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Any news around there on this issue...?
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Here in NZ, the bee's are declining because of the Varroa mite.

It has decimated bee populations in the North Island, and was contained for a few years, but still eventually made it's way across the Straight to the South Island, and is currently moving further south killing hives all the way.
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i see lots of wasps, not many bees
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My suggestion would be to make a united effort to farmers for restoring bees "stock". perhaps throwing flower plants seeds in large scale or something.
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