Skip to comments.Plight of the bumblebee: Disappearance?
Posted on 03/03/2013 7:15:47 AM PST by Renfield
It's not just honey bees that are in trouble. The fuzzy American bumblebee seems to be disappearing in the Midwest.
Two new studies in Thursday's journal Science conclude that wild bees like the American bumblebee are increasingly important in pollinating flowers and crops that provide us with food. And, at least in the Midwest, they seem to be dwindling in an alarming manner, possibly from disease and parasites.
Wild bees are difficult to track, so scientists have had a hard time knowing what's happening to them. But because of one man in a small town in Illinois in the 1890s, researchers now have a better clue....
(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...
Wonder if the GM crops are killing them off?.
Wonder if the GM crops are killing them off?.
Bayer’s neonicotinoid pesticides, which now coat upwards of 90 percent of US corn seeds and seeds of increasing portions of other major crops like soy, have emerged as a likely trigger for colony collapse disorder.
Meanwhile, the Columbus Dispatch reports similar bee die-offs in Ohio farm country, with beekeepers there, too, pointing the finger at Bayer.
The 90 something year old farmer I buy honey from just shrugs his shoulders and says the numbers rise and fall.
He expects the numbers to be down this year because of the March thaw followed by a cold snap. It was a double whammy because the bees became active early and then the flower buds froze.
There`s a crazy late night radio program I call “The Sasquatch show”, in reality its called Am coast 2 coast with George Norry.They had a fellow on a while back that said the bees are being killed by a build up of a new class of insecticide called Nicotinoids. He was adamant that these compounds are building up in the soils and water and it`s these compounds that are weakening and thus, helping to kill off the bees.
I am sure the gene splicing of natural insecticides into food crops is not helping. And since it has been discovered that the gene modifications are spreading through nature, I would suspect the insecticide mods are spreading too.
“Thinking themselves wise, they become fools, them that worship nature rather than the God that made nature.”
I figured it was barefoot kids walking in the clover and stepping on them.
Boy that smarts.
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“...ever been bit by a dead bee?”
Although they look like them, they are in reality, carpenter bees, destruction is limited to holes.
I have heard on that very imformative radio show CoasttocoastAM - when it isnt being loony - that the pesticides built into their seeds (not only get to the bees but) get into our guts - just like into the seeds - and actually grow there.
Ya gotta be dumb to want to eat that GMO stuff. Of course the gov is criminal to allow it. Payoffs of course.
“Wonder if the GM crops are killing them off?.”
What makes you think that?
Fish get beached when the grid is disturbed (HAARP). Birds crash into each other and fall to the ground. Even the human brain has a specific hertz (6-8) that gets disturbed (which could explain a lot of strange behaviors we're seeing today).
Because people can't see magnetic waves (but can feel them, even if they don't realize it), they don't consider them as the source. They forget they exist.
And yes, we're bee keepers (for 19 years so far). Being country folks, we're not as suceptable to the grid interferance as those in the cities.
Maybe that's why our animals live so long out here. They live forever! Our cat lived 18 years. Our goats excedend their average life span by 9 years! Some of our chickens lived so long, people asked why our chickens looked so deformed - they were really, really old! They just kept going and going. (We joke around about nothing ever dieing up here.)
My grandmother gave me the same warning about watermellon seeds......It's gotta be true, you should see some of the women walking around my local Meijer store wearing spandex. (the spandex has nothing to do with their condition tho)
“the damn things chew .50 Caliber holes in my house “
That would be carpenter bees, not bumble bees.
But man I hear you: Those suckers make the most perfect round BIG holes in everything wood.
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