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Originally posted by DiamondEyes
Last summer I barely saw any bees...which makes this topic quite interesting. However, I found last summer to be very pleasant for that reason
They just swarm around and threaten to sting you, or take a dip in your coke can..
They won't be missed By me :p
CCD, among other problems infecting bees, has wiped out more than half of the nation's bee colonies, leaving it with 2.2 million colonies, down from more than 4 million just a few years ago. The shortage, along with declining imports of honey from Vietnam, Thailand and India ---- which makes up about half of what the U.S. consumes ---- also have played into the bullish honey-pricing scenario locally, according to Oakley www.nctimes.com...
Originally posted by AntiNWO
reply to post by burntheships
I have no doubt whatsoever that the map presented in the OP, which is dated 2007 is now so out of date as to be useless, as both Massachusetts and Arizona are not marked as being states with disappearing bees. I know for a fact that they both have been hard hit. I lived in MA up until 3 years ago, and I can tell you that as a kid we saw literally dozens of bees daily. It was impossible to avoid seeing them. My last 3 years there I saw EXACTLY 2 bees!
After 3 years in Arizona, I saw bees 3 times - once a small swarm, flying around bushes, and twice, single bees. I'm convinced that since 2007 this has spread to every state. If this continues at this rate it'll be a very short time before they are completely extinct.
Originally posted by burntheships
reply to post by AntiNWO
My apologies on the dated map. I have tried in vain to find one updated.