Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Millions of Bees Dead: Okay guys, What's happening here?


Google assembled these pictures


CBS News


February 28, 2007


CBS reporters from Florida and California stated that there are now millions of bees who ahve died and we do not know what from!


One reporter said that this is sever and to quote Einstein , he said:" Four years after the bees die the people die."


We need bees to produce fruit and we cannot manage very well without them.


So I ask you Jland, what do you think is causing this? How can we resolve it?


Please leave a comment and a link.


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6 comments:

kamdghwmw said...

I do not know that much about bees. I do know that we need them, and that they tranfer pollin. However I am alergic to them, so I do not have any flowers, plants ot trees that would attract them. I try very hard to avoid them. Sorry I am no help.
Kelli
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pharmolo said...

Varroa mite is a start, pollution comes next, including pesticides and insecticides sprayed on crops.

bgilmore725 said...

I am horrified at reading this! I've just finished reading the book "RObbing the Bees," by Holley Bishop. It's a beautiful, engrossing book, so informative, and transformative. I learned much about bees, their history, how they've affected the world, how people have used them and abused them over the centuries, and finally how people have come to tame them and live in harmony with them. I was planning on writing an entry as a response to this book, but wanted it to be filled with facts and interesting links. The beekeeper who is a focus in the book, Donald Smiley, owns thousands of bees and lives in Wewahtichka, in the panhandle of Florida. What horrifies me as much as losing the bees is that he probably has been literally devastated by such a loss. He makes tupelo honey, and is very famous for it, as Tupelo honey can only be found around the tupelo trees in Florida, from what I understand. I am very sorry to hear the news. I know that bees can succumb to diseases caused by parasites. The fact that they are dying by the millions is devstating to the economy. All those fruit trees depend upon bees for pollination. We will not be seeing as many oranges, apples, peaches, and other fruits from the south with such a reduced number of bees. Not to mention the production of honey will be reduced drastically. I know there are other locations with bees, but the honey takes on the flavor provided by the nearby trees and flowers. I don't know all the details of this piece of news, but I am saddened by it. Bees are a valuable resource on this planet. I think I will write an entry about it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Bea

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sugar1337 said...

I am going to guess due to climates changing and the amount of pollution that is in the air that would be the two main causes.   But hopefully the scientists can come up with a better explanation.   Even though I am really allergic to bees, I do know how important they are.   Maybe there needs to be more bee farms but in more controlled conditions for awhile?   I would think the bee keepers would know how to handle situations like this first and foremost.  
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mvaliton59 said...

IT'S GMO'S>>GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS AND BT'S BACTERIA TREATED CROPS
THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING
THINK OF WHAT IT'S DOING TO HUMANS
THE FDA SHOULD BE ASHAMED FOR ALLOWING BIOTECH FOOD IN THE USA
OVER 88% HAS GMO'S
IT'S A SAD FACT !