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Though looking really closely at the ties with the company and the most powerful people on earth… well they are the best placed company in the world…. Did you know that for example
Linda Fisher, Deputy Director, EPA is actually the ex V.P. Of Monsanto & chief lobbyist !! WTF a director of the EPA!!
And the list goes on Rums field, and as bad as the first Ann Veneman, Sec. of Agriculture is on the Board. of Dir. Calgene Pharmaceuticals, owned by Monsanto!!!
So who knows? I know someone who did a Thesis on Bees and Behaviour I have emailed him and when he gets some inside feel will post it here however In the meantime [elf Nov08 She refused to post here:-(]
Almost every European tomato is the result of a vibratory embrace of a bumblebee!
My cheese and tomato sandwich will never be the same again!
Bumblebees are also used to pollinate aubergines and peppers, cabbage and carrot for seeds, kiwi fruits, strawberries, courgettes, aubergines, sweet peppers, cranberries, blueberries and tomatoes for fruit
Honey bees can fly up to 14 kilometres from their nest in search of food. Usually, however, they fly one or two miles away from their hive to forage on flowers.
And even more amazingly!
Honey bees must consume about 17-20 pounds of honey to be able to biochemically produce each pound of beeswax.
Walter Haefeker, the German beekeeping official, speculates that “besides a number of other factors,” the fact that genetically modified, insect-resistant plants are now used in 40 percent of cornfields in the United States could be playing a role. The figure is much lower in Germany — only 0.06 percent
Source “Speigel Newspaper” no Online Resource still available, from natiure magazine.
Maybe just maybe looking at all this information now we can surmise the following.
I like Honey Very Much!
Bees are very very important for the types of life we interact and see, smell, eat and use every day
Bees are cool, friendly and downright Amazing things!
It does not seem to be a Parasite/Disease!
Originally posted by angel4change
On a more serious, I just don't understand why we haven't heard of this in the MSM..
The other day I wrote about recent research into bee problems, and their discussion at an international conference in the U.K. On a more aggressive front, beekeepers in the U.K. have had about enough of government talk, and are going to take to the streets to get those in charge off the dime and take some action.
For the past six months The British Beekeepers’ Association has been letting the world know that they and their bees are having problems. Articles in the press, interviews on radio and TV both national and local ... they’ve let the public know there’s something going on that’s going to affect the public, and something needs to be done. Plus, associations and even individuals have carried a petition demanding government action on the matter and now have over 100,000 signatures. Funding for additional research has been promised by some businesses with more to come it is expected. End phase one.
Wildlife experts warn that action is needed to safeguard honeybees as their numbers have plummeted by as much as 80 per cent
Honeybees are responsible for about 85 per cent of all pollination in Britain's insect-pollinated crop plants, including fruit and veg favourites such as strawberries, apples and cucumbers, and are the only producers of honey.
According to Einstein, without bees man would have only four years' life left.
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
Bee's aren't dying off. At least, not here. I have had to kill 20-30 in my house just this week. Every time i open the door, 1 gets in.
Originally posted by MischeviousElf
..... mmm unless of course we all survive soon on MONSANTO/BAYER seeds that do not produce seeds for next year, this could bring most of mankind to the position of being reliant on a CORPORATION for our source of food, and not the earth itself.
The worldwide economic value of pollination is estimated at more than $215 billion, or about 9.5 percent of total agricultural production, according to a recent study in the journal Ecological Economics.
People should be paying a lot more attention to bees as an indicator of the environment,” says Packer. A decline in bee populations can be an early warning sign for the health of the ecosystem.