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White House Unveils Bee Plan, Creates Strategy To Restore Pollinator Populations (Huh?)
Inquisitr ^ | June 20, 2014 23:10 GMT | Justin Streight

Posted on 06/20/2014 8:44:46 PM PDT by Up Yours Marxists

The White House is finally addressing a serious, and misunderstood, problem with a new “bee plan.” The bee plan is a federal strategy to stop the sharp decline of pollinators, most notably bees, and restore pollinator populations to their previous buzzing glory.

Can the White House end a problem that has alluded scientists and policy makers for over a decade?

The bee plan is focused on habitats… and bureaucracy.

The first step of the plan is form a task force. The group will include representatives from 14 major federal departments (click here for the full list).

(Excerpt) Read more at inquisitr.com ...


TOPICS: Agriculture; Food; Gardening; Science
KEYWORDS: bees; chickenlittle; globalwarming; hennypenny; obama; pollution
It's getting so hysterical, you'll need to grab your stretchy pants. Bee decline? Bee decline????

Is there any scam this "administration" ISN'T involved in?

1 posted on 06/20/2014 8:44:47 PM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
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To: Up Yours Marxists

Whutz the buzz about?


2 posted on 06/20/2014 8:45:47 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

3 posted on 06/20/2014 8:47:55 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

So while the VA slaughters our veterans, ISIS slaughters the Iraqi army, and a horde of Central Americans slaughter our economy, Obama has in the last week...

Banned Ugandans from entering America

Saved the bees

The administration is entering the Carter phase of clownery. What’s next, a slew of puppet show regulations?


4 posted on 06/20/2014 8:48:48 PM PDT by Viennacon (Liberals are like vomit in a lot of ways)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

Maybe they can hitch a ride with the kids from Central America.


5 posted on 06/20/2014 8:49:02 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert (She accomplished nothing: should have stayed at home and baked cookies)
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To: Up Yours Marxists
They should just Let It Be
6 posted on 06/20/2014 8:49:48 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: Vendome

If bureaucrats, the holy miracle workers of the govt., nothing can save the bee.

Now all bow down and receive Obamas blessing.


7 posted on 06/20/2014 8:49:52 PM PDT by RBStealth (--raised by wolves, disciplined and educated by nuns.)
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To: RBStealth

Last night it was salt. Today it’s bees and summer goofing off.


8 posted on 06/20/2014 8:51:37 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: RBStealth

So let it be written,

So let it be done....


9 posted on 06/20/2014 8:51:51 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

Just think of all of the things the fascists will ban while pretending to save the bees.....


10 posted on 06/20/2014 8:52:34 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

There is in fact a crisis. It’s been going on for a number of years now. I know people who have lost all their hives in one season. That said I think universities research labs can more efficiently determine cause and course of action better than government.


11 posted on 06/20/2014 8:54:01 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: Up Yours Marxists

FTA: “that has alluded scientists”.

err...s/b “eluded”.

Other than that - we’ll be lucky to have any bees left after the zero admin “creates strategy to restore pollinator populations”. Everything he touches is a really expensive FLOP.


12 posted on 06/20/2014 8:54:13 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

Great. With the government’s track record, bees will be extinct in 3 years!

Nice going Zero!!!

(Do I really need to tag this?)


13 posted on 06/20/2014 8:56:07 PM PDT by Ellendra ("Laws were most numerous when the Commonwealth was most corrupt." -Tacitus)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

Obama is gonna save the bees?

This will not go well for the bees.

Poor little guys might as well kiss their beehinds goodbye.


14 posted on 06/20/2014 8:57:58 PM PDT by moovova
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To: G Larry

Can anyone say Agenda 21? Yes, I knew Sasha and Malia could.


15 posted on 06/20/2014 8:58:53 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is a phenomenon in which worker bees from a European honey bee colony abruptly disappear. While such disappearances have occurred throughout the history of apiculture, and were known by various names (disappearing disease, spring dwindle, May disease, autumn collapse, and fall dwindle disease),[1] the syndrome was renamed colony collapse disorder in late 2006[2] in conjunction with a drastic rise in the number of disappearances of Western honeybee colonies in North America.[3] European beekeepers observed similar phenomena in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain,[4] and initial reports have also come in from Switzerland and Germany, albeit to a lesser degree[5] while the Northern Ireland Assembly received reports of a decline greater than 50%.[6]

Colony collapse is significant economically because many agricultural crops worldwide are pollinated by European honey bees. According to the Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the worth of global crops with honeybee’s pollination was estimated to be close to $200 billion in 2005.[7] Shortages of bees in the US have increased the cost to farmers renting them for pollination services by up to 20%.[8]

The mechanisms of CCD and the reasons for its increasing prevalence remain unclear, but many possible causes have been proposed: pesticides, primarily neonicotinoids; infections with Varroa and Acarapis mites; malnutrition; various pathogens; genetic factors; immunodeficiencies; loss of habitat; changing beekeeping practices; or a combination of factors.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colony_collapse_disorder


16 posted on 06/20/2014 9:01:25 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Up Yours Marxists

Imagine 2+ more years of this...or maybe I should say...imagine where we’ll be maybe a year from now....?

I can’t.


17 posted on 06/20/2014 9:05:14 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Up Yours Marxists

18 posted on 06/20/2014 9:10:15 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: cva66snipe

Correct. This is a big problem. Bees are dying off and we don’t know why. Healthy bees are crucial for our crops. I don’t disagree with the Administration on this even though they do everything else wrong.


19 posted on 06/20/2014 9:11:01 PM PDT by bergmeid
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To: Vendome

That’s damned funny right there!

I take it they’ll bring in experts like Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock to testify in front of some executive “review board”.


20 posted on 06/20/2014 9:11:14 PM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
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To: miele man

bump


21 posted on 06/20/2014 9:11:31 PM PDT by miele man
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

It’s a shame. This is a real serious factual problem that some of our best AG scientist are working on. But government has created so much mistrust by crying wolf for Gorebull Warming etc that many are skeptical. The government needs to step back and let the so far unbiased scientist and researchers figure out the cause. If the government steps in the research will immediately be focused mainly on how many researchers and the bees themselves are gay, bi-sexual, minority, etc.


22 posted on 06/20/2014 9:13:20 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

The major problem for the bees is varroa mites.


23 posted on 06/20/2014 9:15:22 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Aria
Other than that - we’ll be lucky to have any bees left after the zero admin “creates strategy to restore pollinator populations”. Everything he touches is a really expensive FLOP.

Given that premis, we should be lobbying The One's administration to set a new policy to eradicate all bees on the North American continent as the best way to eliminate too much Fructose used in refined food. With their track record, there'd be a bee hive in every tree, bush, and dog house before the end of the year!

24 posted on 06/20/2014 9:16:58 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: bergmeid

Says who? Which bees are you talking about? The EUROPEAN honey bees, which aren’t even supposed to bee here? How did crops survive before they were brought over from imperial pig states back in colonial times???

Leave it to this “administration” to propose a “help a brouthah out” plan. Like forcing more Afro bees North to “jump start” a bloated, crop-wasting corporate festering farming conglomerate. Watch. They’re gonna suggest this.

No thanks.


25 posted on 06/20/2014 9:17:36 PM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
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To: bergmeid

The best thing the government could do is no strings attached grants to facilities that are now active in researching this. It likely wouldn’t take that much. NBy no strings I mean simply stay out of their way and let them work. No coming in and promoting political agenda including Dept of Labor and Equal Opportunity promoting Unions etc which distracts from and slows down if not stops the research. A pipe dream because they won’t.


26 posted on 06/20/2014 9:20:03 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: Up Yours Marxists
You want honest opinions on it? Go find several hobbyist bee keepers in your area and ask them. This began before Obama took office IIRC. Right now no one has answers. Some say Mites which keepers try to treat the hive for.

My own personal guess? No conspiracy just major mistakes which have cost us many a native to North America only asset such as the Chestnut Blight. In the Appalachians before logging had really took off there were six foot plus diameter Chestnut Trees. What happened? Someone brought in the non native Chinese Chestnut which carried the blight it was resistant too. The Chestnuts roasting over an open fire are likely Chinese grown here. The American trees are making a very slow comeback.

I believe the Bee issue will eventually also be traced back to importing what was not native to this region.

27 posted on 06/20/2014 9:28:23 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Another “global warming” scam. There’s not enough evidence to support the bee decline as man-made vs. natural cyclical bee colony loss.

“More research is needed. Appropriate $xxx,xxx,xxx,xxx so I can buy my private Bee-757”.


28 posted on 06/20/2014 9:29:56 PM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
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To: cva66snipe
According to Albert Einstein if all the bees disappear the human race will follow in 4 years. According to a documentary on Honey Bees.
29 posted on 06/20/2014 9:33:26 PM PDT by silverkor
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To: Up Yours Marxists; All

They like to say we don’t believe in science. This is a case of putting policy in place damn the science. If they don’t know what causes it how will implementing policy fix it? It won’t, but it will get some more of his Marxist policies in place.


30 posted on 06/20/2014 9:43:00 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: G Larry

They might be able to tax them for every human they sting but they won’t be able to pay up if they do because they’ll be dead....money always fixes everything, right?


31 posted on 06/20/2014 9:49:06 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Swordmaker

LOL!!


32 posted on 06/20/2014 9:51:29 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: silverkor

Massive parts of China are without bees and they have to pollinate crops by hand which is very labor intensive.

If that were to happen here, we would have to import labor from Latin America or we would go hungry.


33 posted on 06/20/2014 9:53:33 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: MtnClimber

My wife says all these kids coming across the border are “Future Farmers of America”.


34 posted on 06/20/2014 10:50:42 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps.)
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To: bergmeid
It's the global cooling...check out this report from Norway....

Insect populations down 40% in 5 years because of cool and wet summers. This of cause is bad for pollination of fruit and berries. The grain harvest in Norway this summer is down 18% from average the last 5 years, despite increase in area and better seeds

The above figure shows Norwegian wheat production from 1960. Wheat production is off 48% from its peak:

35 posted on 06/20/2014 11:17:52 PM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: Up Yours Marxists
"The EUROPEAN honey bees, which aren’t even supposed to bee here? How did crops survive before they were brought over......."

You, my FRiend, are in dire need of some education about Honey Bees, and would do well to go talk to a beekeeper to get your facts correct.

The fact is that many of the crops we grow and ENJOY today in the USA were not able to survive here before we imported honey bees from Europe and Russia. Why do you say that was not supposed to happen? Would you rather the USA have to import all those fruits and vegetables you love that are not native? For instance, the apple..... the only apple native to the USA is the crabapple.

The fact is that we would not be feeding the population of our country like we do without the honeybee.

36 posted on 06/21/2014 3:02:48 AM PDT by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie)
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To: Up Yours Marxists
An "Obama doctrine" for the bees?

"If you put the government in charge of the Sahara desert, there'll eventually be a shortage of sand." Milton Friedman

The bees are about to be wiped out.

Monsanto will be pleased.

37 posted on 06/21/2014 5:42:04 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: cva66snipe
Hybrid "Franken-plants" are designed to produce their own pesticides.

Seems to me when you introduce a killer plant to a population that can't tell the difference you're going to run into problems.

It also seems to me that the people who do these things know what will happen.

38 posted on 06/21/2014 5:44:10 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: cva66snipe

Those who receive the grants will be the masters of the propaganda.


39 posted on 06/21/2014 5:49:10 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy

“You, my FRiend, are in dire need of some education about Honey Bees, and would do well to go talk to a beekeeper to get your facts correct.”

I’m well versed in the history of honey bees. I know many beekeepers. They are biased, you know. They want to raise the emergency flag because their colonies “might collapse”. Gotta protect their interests. Sound familiar?

Honey bees didn’t exist west of Kansas until after 1851. But “miraculously” (in contrast to tunnel vision scientists) many areas were lush with vegetation. Crops in southern California were plentiful and tribes were able to grow corn and fruit all along the central valley. Corn, maize, beans, squash, crab apples, and many more. When the Spaniards gained control of the area, farming tripled, all without the help of the bees.

I will grant you bees are excellent pollinators, but they aren’t the only pollinators. In fact it’s the obnoxious fly that pollinates more flowering vegetation than any other insect in North America. Sure, our crops might be different, but we certainly aren’t going to go hungry if the European honey bees die off (which they won’t). So, if the fly population begins to die off, will this Marxist moonbat administration start yet another money-wasting, crony capitalist task force?

Another one legged chicken little argument on a wobbly 4 legged table.


40 posted on 06/21/2014 9:14:46 AM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
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