OK well the OP is about honey bees but honey bees are monitored in a rather concise way. How do you monitor the loss of other insects on a large
scale? Other pollinating creatures are not typically living in boxes and easily monitored. Look there have been multiple posts the past years about
massive die offs of a variety of living creatures. Birds - fish - bees - bats. Any large die off - well I'm interested in discovering the reason
When I think of my life on this planet, well pesticides have been around for a long time and there have been repercussions of say for example the use
of DDT - many who were children in the 70s in the US might remember the near extinction of many birds of prey. The DDT caused their eggs to be too
soft to sit upon, so changes were made. Corrections.
So yes a percentage of situations are most likely related to pesticide use it doesn't take a science degree to figure that out. What is next for
change - well this GMO stuff is new so that could play a pretty big role.
But in my humble opinion the thing that has most changed in the last 20 years is our walking, talking and living in this electromagnetic world of a
wired society. Have you been around a public school lately? My son's is in a class of 18 students, 3 of whom have Autism spectrum severe enough its
not just a change in diagnosis criteria making these numbers happen.
Something is behind these "changes" in our world, perhaps multiple causes creating a perfect storm?
We are all interconnected - so the bees well they matter and I want more then a brush off from some authority figure who says move along now, nothing
to see here..
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