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Over 30 Million Bees Found Dead In Elmwood Canada
Collective ^ | July 1 2013 | unknown

Posted on 07/03/2013 9:51:03 AM PDT by Fawn

Shortly after 50,000 bees were found dead in an Oregon parking lot (read more here), a staggering 37 million bees have been found dead in Elmwood, Ontario, Canada. Dave Schuit, who runs a honey operation in Elmwood has lost 600 hives. He is pointing the finger at the insecticides known as neonicotinoids, which are manufactured by Bayer CropScience Inc. This also comes after a recent report released by the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) that recorded its largest loss of honeybees ever. You can read more about that here. The European Union has stepped forward, having banned multiple pesticides that have been linked to killing millions of bees. You can view the studies and read more about that here.

The loss comes after the planting of corn. Neonicotinoid pesticides are used to coat corn seed with air seeders. This results in having the pesticide dust blown into the air when planted. The death of millions of pollinators was studied by Purdue University. They discovered that Bees exhibited neurotoxic symptoms. They analyzed dead bees and found that traces of thiamethoxam/clothiandin were present in each case. The only major source of these compounds are seed treatments of field crops. You can view that study here (1).

Bee deaths are increasing exponentially. An international team of scientists led by Holland’s Utrecht University has concluded that, “large scale prophylaxic use in agriculture, their high persistence in soil and water, and their uptake by plants and translocation to flowers, neonicotinoids put pollinators at risk. This is some of the research that led to the European Unions ban of the pesticides, as mentioned and referenced earlier.

(Excerpt) Read more at collective-evolution.com ...


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1 posted on 07/03/2013 9:51:03 AM PDT by Fawn
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To: Fawn
It's the end of the world and I feel fine am quite worried.
2 posted on 07/03/2013 9:53:06 AM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: Fawn

A sign? Like all those dead birds.


3 posted on 07/03/2013 9:53:29 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon
Over 30 Million Bees Found Dead In Elmwood Canada

Was there windmill involved?

4 posted on 07/03/2013 9:55:17 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Puppage
Was there windmill involved?

Did you bother to read the article before posting?

5 posted on 07/03/2013 9:56:15 AM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: Fawn

(once more)

Something’s getting them. I grow a lot of squash in the summer. Usually the big squash blossoms are full to capacity of happy little bees. 2 or 3 per blossom sometimes. This summer I’ve seen exactly ONE bee in ONE squash blossom. Usually my squash field is just a buzzing and humming expanse of happy bee-ness. This summer it’s eerily quiet.


6 posted on 07/03/2013 9:56:46 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Puppage

I don’t know about windmills but I know a leftard website when I see one.


7 posted on 07/03/2013 9:57:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: greeneyes

Possible interest.


8 posted on 07/03/2013 9:57:09 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Fawn

Victims of climate change. Or Bush’s fault.


9 posted on 07/03/2013 9:57:14 AM PDT by wny
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To: BipolarBob
Did you bother to read the article before posting?

Gimme a call when your sense of humor is delivered, ok?

10 posted on 07/03/2013 9:57:29 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Fawn
As a bee-keeper...this is what I really worry about.

Bees are amazing and without them...many foods as we know them will be in very short demand...as will the cash in your wallet.

11 posted on 07/03/2013 9:57:29 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: Fawn

There are alternative products. Hope we can switch in time.


12 posted on 07/03/2013 9:57:32 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Black Agnes

And you are likely to get ONE squash.


13 posted on 07/03/2013 9:58:05 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: cripplecreek

The complete lack of honeybees this spring and summer is scary.

I usually have a surplus of pollinators.

This growing season I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of honeybees I’ve seen.

And not just honeybees. I haven’t seen a whole lot of the native pollinators either. There are usually bumblebee ‘territories’ in my yard. This year I’ve not seen ANY bumblebees so far.


14 posted on 07/03/2013 9:59:10 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: American in Israel

Actually I’m playing squash pimp every morning. Easy for me to do as I only have 24 squash plants. Imagine if I had an acre or two of them and relied on pollinators to do this.

And squash were pollinated by native pollinators in the western hemisphere prior to the introduction of the honeybee. I haven’t seen any of the native pollinators this year either.


15 posted on 07/03/2013 10:00:48 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Puppage

Ha! That’s good!


16 posted on 07/03/2013 10:00:52 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: Puppage

I sense another candle light vigil/memorial coming on to honor our brothers and sisters. Much like the hippy old growth tree celebration of life.


17 posted on 07/03/2013 10:01:04 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: American in Israel

American in Israel ~:” There are alternative products.”

What suggested alternative products have you in mind ?


18 posted on 07/03/2013 10:01:07 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: NELSON111

Yes, I consider this a serious matter. I’m sure our government will get right on banning things that will kill off our food supply right after the Big Gulp, trans-fat and gluten fads fade away. The prospect of millions starving to death is not the least bit appealing to me.


19 posted on 07/03/2013 10:01:41 AM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: SMARTY

:-)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3036842/posts


20 posted on 07/03/2013 10:02:12 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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