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Originally posted by lincolnparadox
reply to post by Realtruth
Domesticated honeybees are not the only pollinators. Wild bees, solitary or colonial, are just as effective as apiary honeybees.
The biggest difference is that when you create habitat for wild bees, noone is making money. Bee keepers will bring their hives to your orchard/field to pollinate your crop. This is expensive, but necessary. If farmers familiarized themselves with how to create wild bee habitat near their crops, then the wild bees would thrive and they would save themselves one more cost.
bees morgellons (link* | connnect*)
A variant - "Professor Einstein, the learned scientist, once calculated that if all bees disappeared off the earth, four years later all humans would also have disappeared" - appears in The Irish Beekeeper, v.19-20, 1965-66, p74, citing Abeilles et Fleurs (Bees and Flowers, the house magazine of Union Nationale de l'Apiculture Française) for June 1965. Snopes.com mentions its use in a beekeepers' protest in 1994 in Europe  suggesting invention and attribution to Einstein for political reasons.
“If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.”
― Albert Einstein
Originally posted by Realtruth
reply to post by SquirrelNutz
Most likely he did not say it, but I threw it in there for fun.
Who knows I wasn't alive when Einstein was around, and even if I was I most likely never heard everything he said.
Originally posted by 0bserver1
Can we as the public not create bee hives in our own gardens to strengthen the hives to grow population?
Originally posted by Zcustosmorum
Originally posted by AlphaHawk
reply to post by Zcustosmorum
Phage beat me to it, but yeah, you should look up what the suffix "cide" means.
edit on 25-7-2013 by AlphaHawk because: (no reason given)
Oh no, it's a Phage groupie
quote]Originally posted by Phage
Originally posted by WhiteAlice
Well, this is really disheartening. Colony collapse is destroying the bee populations and not just within the US. It's been a very serious problem in the EU as well. The EU has actually adopted bans on the insecticides that are being incriminated as playing a role in colony collapse. From an ecological standpoint, colony collapse is a nightmare disaster as bees are a primary pollinator. There are other types of pollination that can go on (wind, water) but bees are still number one in efficiency. If they wipe out, we will be in very serious trouble.
Yet, several pages of arguments regarding the providence of a potential Einstein quote is what occurs in this thread here. Somehow quibbling about the providence of one man's words trumps the reality that our bees are dying. Blows me away. I'm beginning to think that whatever may come, humanity most likely deserves.