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.
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.