ON THE HONEY FRONT

While our captured feral bees are snug as a bug in their hive, this latest report of GM contamination of honey has make home honey production even more vital.

Reacting to the test results, the company Breitsamer wrote that beekeepers are victims of genetic engineering; they themselves are not using GM, do not grow GM crops, and do not have any interest in herbicide resistant crops. Furthermore, the bees could not be controlled as they search for nectar within an area of 50 square kilometre. By way of contrast, the discounter Lidl commented that the entry of GM soy pollen is completely accidental, and could vary widely within one charge; moreover, the quantities are very small.

Perhaps city bees will have a better chance than their country counterparts?  At least cities without wheat, corn and other gm food crops growing within city limits one would think bees could thrive.   They are in Pasadena.  Last year there were a few dozen wild/feral hive sightings.    Are cities the next GM/CDC free zones?

Walking past the hive every evening coming from doing the animal chores you can smell the sweet scent of honey permeating the air as the sun rays linger on the hive as the sun set.   Seems the bees did well for themselves this winter.  Then of course we’ve had a dry and warm winter so there was really no danger of them going without food.

Oh don’t forget this month we are screening POLLEN NATION.  If you haven’t made a reservation than do because space is limited.

We are working on having some FREE  bee related (surprises) to hand out so hopefully we’ll be able to quailfy as we awaiting papers.  Stay tuned.

Comments(4)

  1. rachel says:

    I find the concept of urban empowerment through urban beekeeping, agriculture and small livestock to be so interesting. If people in the South Bronx were regularly growing and raising food on their rooftops and abandoned lots, think how transforming it could be to their environment and economy.

  2. Darren (Green Change) says:

    Are there any problems involved in keeping bees in a suburban backyard?

    I’d love to have a hive, but my wife is concerned about safety for the neighbours and our kids (aged 3, 5 and 7).

    There are always bees in our garden anyway, so I’m wondering whether having a hive would cause any concern? Would the increased numbers annoy people or pets perhaps? Or do the bees pretty much keep to themselves? I realise they range out for miles, but then they do all come back to the one hive so I’m wondering if we’d end up with a huge “bee superhighway” across our yard!

    I’d love to hear from anyone who’s tried it!

  3. Michelle says:

    Hi – I live in NH so I cannot make your film screening. I am curious, a lot of the film screenings you have sound great. Is there a place where I can order these films?

  4. Susy says:

    Too bad I can’t be there, long trip from Ohio! I’m hoping to get my first hive this year. I’m joining a local club and hopefully I’ll have my own bees later this spring!

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