Considering that the end of the line for this sprayed food is people, is anybody shocked that one of the side effects is to kill sperm? Destroying people is big business and well-paying in our culture of death, and the birds and the bees will just have to go f themselves, and a lot more frequently now that it is made less efficient.
Quick, feed that stuff to all the drones on welfare!
Thanks for posting. Our beekeeping group, and I’m sure most groups around the country, have been trying to educate ourselves on all of the problems our hives can encounter. It’s not just pesticides - GMO products, pests, viruses caused by the pests.. and so on.
My problem this spring has been hive beetles. I did have a hive with some wax moths - not overrun with them - but I sure hate those things.
Okay, enough shop talk. :-)
That said, honey bees are not native to America, yeah maybe we should wipe them out! < / sarc >
It's affecting people, too...
Probably wasted billions of tax dollars teaching bees to jerk off into a cup.
Could be their pants are too tight.
But previous studies have shown that in two hives with neonicotinoids present, one with be thriving and one will be struggling.
It's also true that drones are under stress because they have the longest gestation period among the three types of honeybees in a hive; that timeframe is ideal for Varroa Mite gestation. The mites feed on drone larva, and count on adult drones to carry them hive-to-hive. Mites bite drones to suck the blood; the bites allow disease to take hold.
Back to Neonics for a moment... Neonicotinoids are essential to agriculture on the continent of Africa. They are amazing compounds, derived from the nicotine plant, which can be inserted into the DNA of a host plant. The neonicotinoids are only present in the plant they don't linger in the soil and can be fine-tuned to affect only certain pests.
These do-good hand wringers ignore anything that contradicts their desire to live in a world controlled by bureaucrats.
The neonicotinoids are extremely dangerous.
I have a few of the ant bait traps I bought back in the late 80’s or early 90’s. They have something in them called fipronil.
The cover is slathered with warnings from the EPA and the federal government saying basically “you cannot use this product anywhere near bees”...
A single bee can carry back to the hive enough poison to kill hundreds of other bees.
Fantastic show, 2nd 2 hours IIRC
Pollution Reduction Devices/ Dwindling Bees
Sunday - July 17, 2016
Interview with beekeeper in Canada who figured out what was killing his bees. Unbelievable! Such detailed things!
He went into each type of bee, how they work, what they need, what affects them, on and on.
He first had trouble when some Amish! near him who had never used GMO things before, used it once.
What he ended up doing was just at the time the bees would be going to those certain things, he diverted them with some kind of nourishment!
IIRC [I have it recorded because it was so good]
But what about dead bee sperm?