BEES IN PERIL


Since we are on the subject of bees….

A Plea for Bees

Bees are dying in droves. Why? Leading apiarist Dennis vanEngelsdorp looks at the gentle, misunderstood creature’s important place in nature and the mystery behind its alarming disappearance.

As bees go missing, a $9.3B crisis lurks

The mysterious disappearance of millions of bees is fueling fears of an agricultural disaster, writes Fortune’s David Stipp.

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Comments(8)

  1. Martha H says:

    Something is wrong with either pictures or text on today’s posting.

  2. Martha H says:

    Something is wrong with either pictures or text on today’s posting.

  3. David S says:

    Nothings wrong here with this current post. Thanks for illuminating video y’ all. Just have this constantly (error on page) maybe cause of my puter or Vista:

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  4. David S says:

    Nothings wrong here with this current post. Thanks for illuminating video y’ all. Just have this constantly (error on page) maybe cause of my puter or Vista:

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  5. Stacy says:

    FYI, another reason to buy “small”/local: Honey Laundering
    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/394053_honey30.asp

    Mind boggling, and yet, simultaneously, unsurprising.

  6. Stacy says:

    FYI, another reason to buy “small”/local: Honey Laundering
    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/394053_honey30.asp

    Mind boggling, and yet, simultaneously, unsurprising.

  7. Marcel says:

    I recenly read, in another forum, that genetically modified food might be the cause of the demise of the bees. The genetically modified plants have pesticides merged into their genetic make-up. These pesiticides are hurting the honey bees.

    Are all bee affected? Or, just the commercial honey bees? How about bumble bees? What about other native bees?

    Aren’t some orchard fruit trees also genetically modified to make uniform sized fruit?

  8. Marcel says:

    I recenly read, in another forum, that genetically modified food might be the cause of the demise of the bees. The genetically modified plants have pesticides merged into their genetic make-up. These pesiticides are hurting the honey bees.

    Are all bee affected? Or, just the commercial honey bees? How about bumble bees? What about other native bees?

    Aren’t some orchard fruit trees also genetically modified to make uniform sized fruit?

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