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  • Culprit found for honeybee deaths in almond groves

    02/05/2019 8:34:16 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    The Ohio State University ^ | February 04, 2019 Culprit f | Misti Crane
    “Fungicides, often needed for crop protection, are routinely used during almond bloom, but in many cases growers were also adding insecticides to the mix. Our research shows that some combinations are deadly to the bees, and the simplest thing is to just take the insecticide out of the equation during almond bloom,” he said. “It just doesn’t make any sense to use an insecticide when you have 80 percent of the nation’s honeybees sitting there exposed to it.” The recommendation is already catching on and has been promoted through a wide array of presentations by almond industry leaders, beekeepers and...
  • Fox News CEO Roger Ailes Reportedly “Snickering” w/Glee Over Failure of Megyn Kelly Special

    05/22/2016 3:54:46 PM PDT · by drewh · 149 replies
    Salon ^ | FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016 09:35 AM | Scott Eric Kaufman.
    New York’s Gabriel Sherman is reporting that in addition to being a ratings and financial failure, Megyn Kelly’s interview with Donald Trump has resulted in her losing most of the leverage she had in her upcoming contract negotiations. Fox executives were willing to consider 9 million viewers a success, but Kelly’s supposedly mainstream appeal didn’t translate to the parent network, and she only netted 4.8 million viewers. It was, as one Fox insider told Sherman, “not good for her at all.” In fact, her boss Roger Ailes was apparently so tickled by the fact that he would not have to...
  • Concord Neighborhood Terrorized by Bees is Safer: Authorities

    05/15/2016 3:27:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Laura Malpert
    An East Bay neighborhood terrorized by a swarm of aggressive bees over the weekend is safer now, authorities said. Concord police told residents Sunday the bees have been mostly eradicated after an amateur beekeeper got rid of a hive Saturday night. A bee expert called to the neighborhood also declared the area safer. The bees began terrorizing the 3800 block of Hitchcock Drive on Friday, attacking residents, dogs and even a mail carrier. Concord police received a number of reports of "aggressive bees" in the area. According to one neighbor, two dogs died as a result of numerous bee stings....
  • Politico: Roger Ailes Put Megyn Kelly’s Interest Ahead of the Country’s

    01/28/2016 10:57:46 AM PST · by Be Careful · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/28/16
    Fox News chairman Roger Ailes chose Megyn Kelly over Donald Trump.
  • Trump's campaign manager: If Fox won't remove Megyn Kelly as moderator,

    01/25/2016 1:07:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 129 replies | January 25, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Lewandowski’s bluffing, just as Trump bluffed before the September debate in implying that he might not participate unless CNN devoted the proceeds to veterans groups. Stirring a little extra controversy is all part of Trump’s regular debate pre-game. And there’s not a ghost of a chance that Roger Ailes will meet his demand: Not only would he look weak in caving, he would humiliate the network’s new biggest star in doing so. If Fox wants to keep Kelly away from network news, agreeing with Trump that she’s tainted by bias and needs to be kicked off the panel would be...
  • ‘Killer Bees’ Found in the Bay Area for the First Time

    09/29/2015 10:31:28 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    KSBW ^ | Sep 28, 2015
    An Africanized breed of honeybees, sometimes known as “killer bees” because of its swarming, aggressive and deadly nature when its colony is threatened, has found its way to the Bay Area for the first time, researchers say. The bees were found in a Lafayette subdivision called Reliez Valley, near the southeast side of Briones Regional Park, by UC San Diego researchers who have been tracking the bees’ movement throughout the state. Until now, the bees had been detected only as far north as Mariposa County in California’s more inland Central Valley, but are likely attracted by the Bay Area’s warming...
  • South Texas Farmer Dies From Bee Attack

    06/29/2015 1:52:31 PM PDT · by bkopto · 20 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | June 29, 2015 | staff
    A South Texas farmer has died after being stung by hundreds of bees while using a tractor on a field near Rio Hondo. The San Benito Fire Department on Monday identified the victim as 53-year-old Rogelio Zuniga. Fire Chief Raul Zuniga Jr., who's a cousin of the victim, says the attack happened Sunday afternoon. Rogelio Zuniga was using a disk on the field when the tractor hit an old concrete pipe meant for irrigation. The fire chief says the bees came from an opening in the pipe. The victim was dead at the scene. The fire chief says an exterminator...
  • Dangerous bee hives provide rich harvest of honey

    01/21/2015 10:03:43 AM PST · by SandRat · 25 replies
    Shar Porier
    MCNEAL — Once it housed soldiers stationed at Fort Huachuca, then it was moved to McNeal and was filled with the sounds of happy feet dancing and the chattering of ladies at coffee cloches. Now abandoned, there are new inhabitants that really are no fun — killer bees. The irritable, six-legged flying pollinators have been in the building on Frontier Road for a number of years, tending huge honeycombs and creating problems for those who walk their dogs, ride horses or just take a morning stroll. If one puts out nectar for the hummingbirds and orioles in spring within the...
  • Elderly Woman, Firefighters Hospitalized After Thousands Of Killer Bees Attack

    03/07/2014 12:44:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    A 71-year-old woman and three firefighters Friday were recovering at a Riverside County hospital after they were attacked by thousands of killer bees. The incident happened around 4:40 p.m. Thursday in a gated community on Lucerne Drive in Palm Desert, CalFire said. The woman suffered 1,000 stings and looked like she was wearing a “suit of bees” when firefighters found her, Battalion Chief Mark Williams said. She was quickly put into an ambulance and taken to a local hospital with major injuries. The woman went into shock, but is expected to recover. Five firefighters suffered stings to their faces and...
  • Texas farmer stung to death by killer bees

    06/03/2013 7:10:10 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 30 replies
    A farmer near Waco, Texas, was killed by a swarm of about 40,000 killer bees after he drove by their hive on Saturday. The Waco Herald-Tribune reports that the victim, Larry Goodwin, was on his tractor and hit an unused chicken coop which housed the hive and the lethal Africanized honey bees attacked. Goodwin's family told NBC station KCEN of Waco that every bit of exposed skin was covered with stings. "He had thousands and thousands of bee stings on his face and arms," his daughter Tanya told KCEN. Goodwin of Moody, Tex., tried to save himself by running to...
  • Miami Man Found Dead in Room of Swarming Bees

    11/07/2011 1:45:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Sunday, Nov 6, 2011 | Lisa Orkin Emmanuel
    It appeared as if the man died while trying to duct tape a hole in the wall so the bees wouldn't get out: CopsA Miami man was found dead in a room of his house with his body surrounded by about 60,000 swarming bees, authorities said Sunday. Miami Police said the man, who wasn't identified by authorities, was on a ladder trying to duct tape a hole in the wall where he had seen bees, and when the bees flew out of the wall, he got startled, fell and died. The man had been renovating a house that has been...
  • Bees from huge hive attack three in Stuart

    08/13/2009 5:59:35 PM PDT · by Wardenclyffe · 8 replies · 958+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | August 12, 2009 | Monique Mattiace
    STUART - Three people were attacked by a swarm of bees that came from a hive about the size of a car engine. Kendall Todd and his brother were pressure cleaning Becky Engebretsen's driveway in the 1800 block of Northwest River Point Drive on Monday, when they first started noticing some bees. After spraying the bees with water, more continued to show up until finally the men were forced to take off on foot. "We ran a quarter mile and the swarm was still attacking us," Todd said. Todd and his brother sat in a fire truck for about an...
  • Bees Kill 3 Dogs, Injure Woman in Florida

    10/26/2008 5:42:14 PM PDT · by RDTF · 15 replies · 482+ views
    AP via Fox News ^ | Oct 25, 2008 | not specified
    RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — A swarm of bees that terrorized a Florida neighborhood has killed three dogs and injured a 70-year-old woman. Authorities in Palm Beach County say crews removed 50 pounds of honeycomb from the side of a Riviera Beach home after Friday's attack. The hive has been contained. -snip- Lab tests would be needed to determine whether the bees were Africanized bees. -snip-
  • Prized honeybees, unmasked as killers, go on the lam

    05/18/2008 7:08:51 PM PDT · by Reeses · 23 replies · 172+ views
    Herald Tribune ^ | April 30, 2008 | Doug Sword
    VENICE, Florida For a bee, there can be a fine line between salvation and oblivion. A week ago, Sarasota County officials were poised to relocate a 5-foot-tall beehive in hopes of saving a colony of European honeybees. This subspecies of bees is under a lot of stress these days from disease and a mysterious tendency to suddenly abandon their hives. Since they are responsible for pollinating 75 percent of Florida's crops, the desire to save honeybees is not only humane, but economic. But those plans changed suddenly last Friday when state and University of Florida officials told the county it...
  • 100 'Killer Bee' Stings Kill Fla. Man

    04/12/2008 11:46:31 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 27 replies · 685+ views
    local6 ^ | 12-april-2008
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A man in Florida died after being stung more than 100 times by bees that officials think were Africanized honey bees. The man had a fatal reaction to the bee stings, medical officials said. Local 6 reported that it will likely be reported as the first death in Florida caused by the aggressive bees. The victim's name wasn't released. Africanized bee stings are no more potent than an ordinary bee stings, but the bees are far more aggressive and attack in swarms. Experts say they have been in Florida since 2002, and there have been a few...
  • Threat Matrix: April 2008

    04/01/2008 8:13:21 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,366 replies · 5,737+ views
    Afghanistan to Ask NATO for Bigger Army Afghan officials will go to the NATO summit in Romania Thursday with a request: pay to increase our national Army by 40 percent. A bigger Army, Afghan officials argue, will allow the US and other coalition members to scale back in the coming years. This appeal comes amid pleas from the US and Canada for other NATO members to commit more to the Afghanistan mission, which many analysts say has floundered over the past year for lack of resources and a coherent strategy. France is expected to contribute another 1,000 forces and...
  • 70 Hospitalized After Mexican Killer Bee Attack (bee hive at a shooting range)

    04/08/2008 9:37:46 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies · 92+ views
    NBC ^ | 04/08/08
    70 Hospitalized After Mexican Killer Bee Attack POSTED: 3:41 pm PDT April 8, 2008 MEXICO CITY -- At least 70 police officers were hospitalized after so-called Africanized bees swarmed a police shooting range in southern Mexico, authorities said Tuesday. The attacked occurred Monday in Tapachula, Chiapas, after one of the policemen hit the bees' hive with a bullet, local police officer Miguel Serrano said Tuesday. At least 10 of the 70 officers stung were in serious condition, he said. "We tried as hard as we could, but we weren't able to avoid getting stung," Serrano said. "Some of us hit...
  • Obama’s Mentor Wright -- Not “Typical” Racist (vanity)

    03/22/2008 7:33:12 PM PDT · by STE=Q · 40 replies · 1,032+ views
    Obama’s Mentor Wright -- Not “Typical” Racist (vanity) Reverend Wright -- Senator Obama’s avowed mentor -- is not your “typical” racist. He’s an Afro-centric racist! Think “killer” Africanized bees vs. your everyday “typical” honey bee. Both can sting, but the Africanized killers bees are far more likely to attack than typical normal bees. Bees are interesting in that when they sting… they die! Like the strap-a-bomb-on terrorists that kill others by blowing themselves up! Apparently, the Africanized bees are far more likely to become martyrs for the colony than normal bees. Perhaps Africanized bees are more noble than normal bees....
  • To Bee or Not To Be, that is the Question

    05/13/2007 8:21:37 AM PDT · by mission9 · 84 replies · 1,765+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 05-12-07 | Ranger
    All around the United States, reports have been coming in for months about the wholesale loss of bees by beekeepers. Apiarists are flummoxed over the losses which are not being suffered by native, wild bees. The "killer" bees or Africanized bees, are not affected. As much of your food relies on bee pollination skills to arrive at your tabletop, the public has cause for concern regarding this blight. Richard Hoagland, in addition ....
  • He was stung by 1,000 bees; here's his tale (91 year-old man survives African bees)

    04/13/2007 7:29:13 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 23 replies · 1,610+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | April 13, 2007 | Mike Baird
    A bee flew from 91-year-old Manuel E. Trevino's ear canal as three nurses and his daughter worked with tweezers for two hours in an emergency room pulling stingers. "His arms and head were as black as an unshaven beard with those things," said Florence Trevino, his wife of 57 years. He was stung more than 1,000 times by swarming Africanized bees on March 31 as he cut brush at his San Diego ranch. Trevino's face puffed out "three times its size," she said, and his eyes swelled shut for five days. "It was grotesque. It's a miracle he's still with...