Drugged bees go missing...
Neonicotinoids are neurotoxic pesticides that can paralyse and kill insect herbivores by acting as neurotransmitter receptor agonists and are used to protect more than 100 crop species worldwide. Because they spread to all parts of the plant, including pollen and nectar, bees are exposed to low pesticide doses while foraging. Until now, the effects of such sublethal exposure on bees have been unclear.
Essentially, the pesticide-exposed bees got lost on their way home.
Originally posted by Unity_99
In a word. GMO/ And for their poison crops they want you to buy their little envelopes of GMO bees they've made.
Beeologics’ mission is to become the guardian of bee health worldwide. Through continuous research, scientific innovation, and a focus on applicable solutions, Beeologics is developing a line of RNAi-based products to specifically address the long-term well being of the bees. “
....... RNAi-based products are a mechanism meant to block gene expression. RNAi-based products are genetically engineered products that Monsanto is now planning to use on the honey bees! The same bees who’s health, (many beekeepers believe) has already been compromised by Monsanto’s genetically engineered plants that produce pesticides. Their answer to this problem should be to stop making GM food, but instead it is to make more genetically engineered products that they will unleash on our planet without research to show any of them are safe.
Originally posted by burntheships
reply to post by Iwinder
That is really wonderful to learn that they are trying to be good stewards!
I just love what you posted, thanks!
Thats a breath of fresh air...hopefully as the situation becomes more dire,
those who can will try and follow this kind of a model.
That must be some good honey, I think the stick part is
good, tells ya its real.
Originally posted by XsweetNspiceyX
reply to post by burntheships
Feel bad for the bees but what can we really fo about it? I'd like to help them but I think it's pretty much a lost cause. I know I used to get sung by them running out in the yard barefoot as a child...x:
What if the higher uppers do actually want to get rid of 90% of us?? Best way to go about it would be to kill off the food chain!!
Originally posted by antar
You make important points, I was wondering if they would come in to the rescue if the bee's completely died off. It would be a better bet to hand pollinate than to rely upon what little may stick to them and be dropped onto other plants...
Originally posted by TruthxIsxInxThexMist
I've been thinking about this for the last hour and I have no solution apart from taking up beekeeping!!