to quote Glenn Beck: “Only the bees know”
Have you ever been bit by a dead bee? From “To Have and Have Not”
Sounds like an X Files movie.......
This is why we must not buy genetically engineered crops. Monsanto & the Obama Admin are up to some very evil stuff.
Genetically modified food/seeds should be banned.
I’ve been praying for answers to this problem. So much of our food supply depends on these magnificent little workers. Thank God the scientists are getting somewhere with their research.
The dumb kid in the back of the room has a question? Since the seed and the coating is put in the ground and covered up and where it rots and the corn grows up, has someone started a new line of digger honey bees. Do they have little shovels and miner lamps? Has honey got clay in it?
Didn’t they already prove that their hive collapse was due to a virus or fungus, or parasite or something? I could have sworn they had made that determiniation years ago now.
Did anyone really ever question but that the culprit would ultimately prove to be Monsanto?
Gd created the bee, without whom we could not survive. Man is given the choice: create good or create evil. GMO with insecticides and pesticides is us using Gd’s earth to make evil.
Farm insecticides has been killing bees since they started using insecticides. Back in the 80s if you put your bees on a farm the state would pay you if the bees go poisoned. Don’t know if they still do. Farming needs bees. But farming also kills bees.
I was talking to a bee keeper the other day and he said almond growers in California are bidding on bee keepers to bring their bees to their groves. So, there must be a shortage.
wow, that’s a shocker !! NOT !!!!
I was spraying “Seven” on our shrubs this past weekend cause they were absolutely infested with deer ticks, and when reading the label it said it had a devestating effect on honey bees, big warnings.
So, massive quantities of pesticides being used in pharming, no big suprise there. Problem is, some of the corn itself is a pesticide, it is literally in the genes’s of the corn.
If we lose the bees there will be many hungry people.
Imidacloprid is a systemic insecticide which acts as an insect neurotoxin and belongs to a class of chemicals called the neonicotinoids. Neonicotinoids are a class of insecticides which act on the central nervous system of insects with lower toxicity to mammals. Although it is now off patent, the primary manufacturer of this chemical is Bayer CropScience, (part of Bayer AG). German chemical firm Bayer CropScience. The trade names for imidacloprid include Gaucho, Admire, Merit, Advantage, Confidor, Provado, and Winner. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imidacloprid Imidacloprid effects on bees - Industry-sponsored studies appear to be inconsistent with those produced by independent scientists. Even after 18 years of use, regulatory agencies still do not have conclusive data to determine the effects of imidacloprid on bee colonies. 
In February 2010, the documentary film Nicotine Bees was released. This film analyzes the possible factors contributing to the large bee die-offs worldwide and concludes that the large use of neonicotinoids is the most probable cause of the recent bee die-offs.
Assessment of the Environmental Exposure of Honeybees to Particulate Matter Containing Neonicotinoid Insecticides Coming from Corn Coated Seeds http://pubs.acs.org/action/doSearch?action=search&searchText=Neonicotinoid+Insecticides+&qsSearchArea=searchText&type=within&publication=40025991
We are inching our way toward a critical tipping point, said Steve Ellis, secretary of the National Honey Bee Advisory Board (NHBAB) and a beekeeper for 35 years. Last year he had so many abnormal bee die-offs that hell qualify for disaster relief from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
In addition to continued reports of CCD a still somewhat mysterious phenomenon in which entire bee colonies literally disappear, alien-abduction style, leaving not even their dead bodies behind bee populations are suffering poor health in general, and experiencing shorter life spans and diminished vitality. And while parasites, pathogens, and habitat loss can deal blows to bee health, research increasingly points to pesticides as the primary culprit.
Not too long ago I put a loaf of bread in a cuppboard that I don’t normally use much and promptly forgot about it.
A month later I noticed it. Rather than just chuck it I opened it for a look. No mold and not much different than a fresh loaf. Made a sandwich. Tasted fine. That should scare the hell out of you.
A month. Have grannie cook a loaf from scratch and see how long it lasts even when bagged. A few days tops before mold sets in.
The amount of preservatives in food today is staggering. the chemicals should save us from the need for embalming. And consider the flour of that home baked bread is made from GM crops to begin with...we are in deep poop. No way to avoid it.
Insecticide kills bugs? Go figure!
Seems more likely to be a disease of some kind owing to the ways the Bees are being moved around to strange environments and interacting with other bees.