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Do you see any bees where you live?

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posted on May, 15 2012 @ 01:46 PM
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Well I finally see some bees! There is a common privet bush at my back fence that is in full bloom, and I can smell it in the house if the wind is right! I guess the bees can smell it too. They are all over it! Yay!




posted on May, 21 2012 @ 09:09 PM
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I read this post when it first came on. I had noticed at that time we hadn't had bee activity yet in Traverse county, MN. Met with a friend two weeks ago to get some strawberry plants, she stated that no bees in her area so no apples this year....same here. At the time of this posting, I haven't seen one bee. I live on 8 acres, surrounded by farmland. The weather is accomodating, so I am worried. Not for my little pittance of property and my fruit trees but for the area as a whole. I have seen the normal amount of gnats, moths and butterflys. I have also seen about 30 dead baby robbins. Never seen that many before. The starlings are just overpowering the neighborhood and killing them. Baby robbins, not even feathered out, lying on sidewalks, back roads and pavement. I hate those damn starlings. I hate our government for "importing" them, just like the Harlequin "lady bug", suffocating out our natural lady bug population, imported by our wonderful all knowing (read as stupid, dumb and irresponsible) government.



posted on May, 21 2012 @ 09:20 PM
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Date:April/May
Location: Southbridge, Canterbury, New Zealand
Temperature: 4-20 C
Conditions: Sunny, Overcast, Frosty, Warm
Observation:Many trees (Eucalypts) in local domain buzzing , filled with bees seeking nectar. Flowers in front yard have bees visiting. This is a rural area with many grain growers/vegetable growers/dairy farms around.

Also notice many bees around plants when in Christchurch (the South Island 'MegaCity').



posted on May, 21 2012 @ 09:54 PM
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New England
yesterday 5/20/12
very warm not sure what temp was
tons of honey bees all over the clover in my yard.



posted on May, 21 2012 @ 09:59 PM
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Originally posted by mwc273
Hello all.
While I noticed last year that honey bees in particular, and all "bees" in general were scarce last year, I am very concerned with the apparent lack of ANY bees in my yard so far this year. I am in a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. My neighborhood is not rural by any means, but I am 10+ miles north of the "concrete jungle" of downtown. There are several ponds and multi-acre patches of undeveloped land, both pasture and woods around me. Everything is green, the flowers and trees are blooming, and so is my yard full of clover. I am "prepper" and have a substantial vegetable garden in my back yard. I am completely organic and use no chemicals on my lawn or garden, hence a large percentage of my lawn is clover. It is a beautiful, partly sunny day, and the temperature is currently 84. I just walked my yard, and a substantial portion of my neighborhood, and did not see a single bee. I paid close attention to flower beds and patches of clover, and my neighbors fruit trees. Nothing. No honey bees. No sweat bees. No carpenter bees. No mason bees. No bees. I would like to hear from others, worldwide, reports of bees in their area. I am not wanting this thread to turn into a discussion of the causes of this phenomenon as there are already numerous threads on this subject. I.E. monsanto, cell phones, roundup, bt, and even smart meters. Just reply with your location, and weather or not you observe any bees in your area. Note: Make sure your observations are on a warm day as most bees will not be active if the temperature is below the mid 60s.

Date: 5/4/2012
Location: Mt.Healthy, Ohio
Temperature: 84
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Observation: 1/2 acre clover: Count - 0
Observation: Front yard flower beds of 50+ homes: Count - 0
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When George Bush Sr went to war with the aliens,they found out that they caN keep the aliens from landing by spraying a chemical substance in the air over the USA.the chemical was effective, but it started killing off certain insects and small animals on land,mainly bees and frogs.i havnt seen a bee in my area in 5 years..thats how long we have been keeping track of this,some have said longer.
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posted on May, 21 2012 @ 10:08 PM
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I've seen red hornets, wood boring bees, bumble bees, sweat bees, but no honey bees.

I had a bumble bee stuck in my shirt today, dead. It was like it dug it's probiscus or whatever they have for noses in my shirt, got caught on it, and died.

We have had a fair many die in the pool too. We save them when we can. One climbed up me the other day and hung on my chest til her wings dried off, then flew away.



posted on May, 21 2012 @ 10:10 PM
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Oh yeah, for what it is worth, I noticed that the honey bees loved the bok choy in the fall.
I have them a big tray of about 40 plants. It's a pretty and edible plant, but I planted all those for the bees. It brought the honey bees in droves.



posted on May, 21 2012 @ 10:20 PM
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Time for an update to my original post. I have seen tons of yellow jackets! 3 on one plant alone. Definately more of those than usual. Now the clover just bloomed, and I have seen only one honeybee so far this year. In the past the yellow jackets were rare and the honey bees were annoyingly in surplus. I will try to pay more attention tonorrow when I take my cats out longer since I am off. Like I said in my last post, it is early yet.



posted on May, 21 2012 @ 11:30 PM
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Very good, LP527, great counter PR


www.bayercropscience.com...

www.treehugger.com...

They want to stop sufficiency, the knowledge of evil taught in the Garden of Eden by the snake to Adam and Eve.

It's a conspiracy and this guy confirms it withfriendship.com...

He still confirms it even when not waring his shades vicmackey.trakt.tv...

Now that's a confirmation of a definite conspiracy to kill the bees if there was ever one.

They too confirmed it images.wikia.com... and tried to go public with what they found regarding the whole bee conspiracy, but a cover story was dissimulated to the public that it was just an X-Files movie before they could.

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posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 06:18 AM
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Northeast Florida. Last year we had lots of bees visiting our Mexican heather, but this year, so far, none at all. Lots of other smaller pollinators, but no honeybees.



posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 06:30 AM
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North Yorkshire, UK.

Loads here thanks. Keep buzzing me when i go in the garden! More wasps than i usually see here too - not claiming that is unusual or anything. Probably more that a hive has moved closer to me!



posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 06:41 AM
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I have tons of bees this year more then last I am in SW Idaho. In fact it inspired me to get a hive so i built a couple and am now looking for bees.

Take action get your own hive. check this sit out on how to build your own very low maintenance hives: warre.biobees.com...

It might be that the bees coming into you yard were from hives that were trucked in to pollinate fields near you. These type of commercial bee keepers are experiencing lots of problems and losing up to 30 - 40% of their colonies and some are going out of business because of it. So they may not be around this year in your area.

Another reason to get some hives in your backyard not to mention the great sweet raw honey you'll get instead of the Chinese crap they are trying to pass off as honey in the stores now days. You can help save the bees.



posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 10:48 PM
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I'm in west TN. started a garden a few months ago and we have a ton of red wasps. we've got quite a few bumble bees. And very few honey bees. Very very few.

And I think I've see a few yellow jackets (hornets)

So mostly just nasty aggressive wasps everywhere.

The honey bees really enjoy the dutch clovers all over my yard. Happy to see those there since i know the scientists have no idea where they've gone to.



posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 10:51 PM
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Live in Washington, south sound area.

I have seen all types of bees, wasps, and hornets out every nice day. In fact, I've been having to dodge them while walking to class all spring.



posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 11:00 PM
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Around here, the only shortage of bees are the honeybee variety... there are some, but not the numbers I would expect.

Most of my garden has been pollinated by other insects.. I have to thank those little white butterflies for taking care of the radishes I want to save seed for next year!!!

Plenty of carpenter, bumble bees, along with yellow jackets, wasps and those gigantic ones that look like a yellow jacket on steroids..


Still worried about the honeybees though.. hope they can make a comeback




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