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'SILENCE OF THE BEES'! They Could Be Extinct By 2035.


Environment  (tags: honey bees, bees, bee keepers, honey, CCD )

Vivian
- 2616 days ago - pbs.org
Since honeybees are responsible for 1 out of 3 bites of food we eat, scientists are scrambling to find the cause and cure of CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder). If the honeybees and their colonies disappear, so will most of our fruits and vegetables!



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Jaclin S. (230)
Sunday October 28, 2007, 7:19 pm
Thanx for this post Vicky it is very important - let us hope that they find the solution asap.
 

Denise Reiser (42)
Sunday October 28, 2007, 7:21 pm
Have you hugged your bee today?
I haven't either, but I sure am grateful to them for all their hard work!
 

Vivian Farmer (499)
Sunday October 28, 2007, 7:27 pm
I just finished watching the special on PBS.org and it is so sad to learn what the fate of the bee may be in a few short years. People need to realize how crucial honeybees are! Planting flowers they pollinate is very important! SO COME ON GARDENERS EVERYWHERE - PLANT FLOWERS THAT HONEY BEES LIKE AND THAT ARE INDIGENOUS TO YOUR AREA! You will be doing a great service to all of us - including the health of the honeybee!! :)
 

Vivian Farmer (499)
Sunday October 28, 2007, 7:27 pm
EVERYONE, FEEL FREE TO POST, CROSS POST AND FORWARD THIS ARTICLE TO YOUR FRIENDS!! We need to get the word out! Thank you all so much!!
 

Michelle R. (13)
Sunday October 28, 2007, 11:18 pm
I just saw this on PBS.....scary. They have found that the bees are diplaying what is like AIDS in humans. AND STILL WILL NOT ADMIT IT IS FROM CHEMICAL PESTICIDES!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday October 29, 2007, 7:35 am
Amen........To all those who saw the special........It was truly scary.

Man is his own worst enemy....................

................PLANT FLOWERS......PLANT LIFE.....PLANT SEEDS........PLANT TREES...............
 

Marthe B. (9)
Monday October 29, 2007, 7:45 am
Thank you for the post,i try in our little garden to grow flowers and use no pesticides,we all know that they are responsible for this catastrophic happening,so yes spread the word and plant flowers and if you have space get interested in bees and take care of them ,wish all the gardeners to get involved!still to much money put in pesticides and not enough in organic farming
 

Past Member (0)
Monday October 29, 2007, 7:59 am
I'd rather sit in a forest
than urban blight or
suburban destruction.............
I'd rather see a flock of birds
in the thousands than
than fly in planes........
Plant life........Plant trees ...................
 

Penelope P. (222)
Monday October 29, 2007, 8:12 am
Money money money mammon How much is being made by genetically engineering and mass producing "pollinators" and using uneccessary and dangerous pesticides,. How much by increasing global warming and destroying the habitat for all including humans.

When will we ever learn when will we ever learn.
Yes anyone who can should try putting up hives and going organic

If I tried it herea) My landlord would out me-and the bees would be killed anyway by the local pesticides. That is if they were not exterminated by the commercial gardening unit that does our block- I did try protecting a tiny hive of local wild bees that started in our garden- It was destroyed by pesticide and I could do nothing about it. What the hell can renters do!
 

George D. (1)
Monday October 29, 2007, 8:13 am
I had no idea we've been importing bees from Australia in order to pollinate fruit crops. The PBS special was great. Thanks for the post, Vicki.
 

Pedro G. (2)
Monday October 29, 2007, 8:26 am
Actually, when they say scientists don't know what's causing this, it's only a smoke screen. Organic bees are not suffering the same fate. Search google for "organic bees not dying" and you will find a ton of articles on what the situation really is.

 

Pedro G. (2)
Monday October 29, 2007, 8:26 am
Actually, when they say scientists don't know what's causing this, it's only a smoke screen. Organic bees are not suffering the same fate. Search google for "organic bees not dying" and you will find a ton of articles on what the situation really is.

 

Dorothy D. (54)
Monday October 29, 2007, 9:08 am
I watched the show and I'm scared for the future. They may not have located ONE cause, but we all know that the pesticides, global warming, etc are taking their toll. 2035 is just around the corner...
 

April Peterson (10)
Monday October 29, 2007, 10:17 am
we need to stop the chemical pestacides!! this it what is kliiing off the bees. SAVE THE BEES!!!!! WE NEED THEM!!!!
 

Catherine M. (99)
Monday October 29, 2007, 10:19 am
Yet, another consequence of human acts.
 

Joseph Kloeppel (10)
Monday October 29, 2007, 10:48 am
Yes again the people over mom nature herself.We againstrive to make production of one thing to benifit us and at the same time {amazing isn't it} we destroy the thing that makes what were trying to increase! I didn't see the article and don't really feel completely uptodate so I'll keep reading and learning and the biggests thing I can truly do is pray for all of MOTHER NATURE!
 

Vivian Farmer (499)
Monday October 29, 2007, 11:47 am
Here is a link to let everyone know how they can help the bees within their own gardens. What flowers to plant, etc!

http://www.gardeners.com/Attracting-Bees/default/5024.page
 

Bea friends Kindly (9)
Monday October 29, 2007, 12:36 pm
Noted and thanx 4 highlighting the plight of the Bee. We have been hearing this too in the uk :( Bees are so important to our lives...
 

Carol Anne Knapp (123)
Monday October 29, 2007, 3:46 pm
I actually got my son to sit and watch this, he is 25 and twice my size so it was a real challenge, but it made an impact on him, so sad that one needs to be made at all, such a consumerist society we have, but this finally broke thru and made him aware of the environment in a way he has never viewed it before.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday October 29, 2007, 4:36 pm

Nature | PBS NATURE Online is the award-winning Web companion to the PBS series NATURE. ... Silence of the Bees | Preview Scientists and bee experts race to solve an ...
www.pbs.org/nature

I'd rather sit in a forest
than urban blight or
suburban destruction.............
I'd rather see a flock of birds
in the thousands than
than fly in planes........
Plant life........Plant trees ............
 

Ranger Rick (23)
Wednesday October 31, 2007, 8:13 am
Has anyone been to http://www.pollinator.org
 

Ranger Rick (23)
Wednesday October 31, 2007, 8:13 am
Has anyone been to http://www.pollinator.org
 

Carol Anne Knapp (123)
Wednesday October 31, 2007, 8:19 am
thanks Ranger Rick added the site too my favourites......
 

Team Omega (345)
Saturday November 3, 2007, 2:46 am
Please read this:

http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=bees
http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=bees
 

Ingrid D. (0)
Sunday November 11, 2007, 1:31 am
It is very strange how `the experts' avoid looking into the connection between CCD and electrosmog! To check out how sensitive bees are to electromagnetic fields, particulalry `pulsed microwaves' from mobile phones, masts, WiFi, digital TV transmission etc, please inform yourself and look up
www.hese-project.org/hese-uk !

Bee experts claim that a virus imported from Australia is the main culprit. So far there has not been a CCD outbreak in Australia!!
I. Pastl-Dickenson
Director of hese-uk
 

James C. (43)
Wednesday July 2, 2008, 12:54 am
My guess is that this is the most important story of the 21st Century (short though it may be - as far as humans are concerned).
 

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (947)
Friday January 29, 2010, 12:30 am
I try to do what I can for the bees, but not enought at all by any standard. If I see them struggling on the floor, I pick them up and try to make the safe at least from being crushed. I have not seen any bees at all the last few years! It is so upsetting.
 

Vivian Farmer (499)
Friday January 29, 2010, 10:12 am
Thanks Eco for helping the bees in any way you can. We need them to pollinate our food sources...without them we are in trouble.
 

Ingrid D. (0)
Tuesday February 2, 2010, 9:56 am
The bee brochure has been on our website for a while now. It has been translated from German into English and can be viewed on www.bemri,org. I suggest that anyone interested in the reason behind the disappearance of the bees reads the 40 pages of this publication by Dr Ulrich Warnke,a well known German Biologist who has published a huge amount of research on bees.

I have warned about the bees and birds disappearing for many years now, long before it has become a known problem, It is interesting that politicians just don't want to know and here in the UK beekeepers simply refuse to acknowledge the connection between electromagnetic fields and bee behaviour and bee health. One of their main scientists was rudely refusing to take any of Warnke's research on board, actually suggesting it `unscientific', thereby demonstrating that he himself had no understanding of basic science. Well, make up your own minds and read the brochure! I think that it is basic knowledge that bees react to frequencies. However, beekeepers don't seem to understand the simple connection between Nature and manmadse frequencies, or they don't want to. The political will is simply not there, as this would impact on the massive telecommunication industry and result in financial loss for governments. But we all will have to pay the price and my fear is that it will be long before 2035!

www.bemri.org

I.Pastl-Dickenson
 

Vivian Farmer (499)
Tuesday February 2, 2010, 11:17 am
Oh my I never even thought of that being the cause of loss of bees and birds but it makes perfect sense. That is truly a dilemma cause you're absolutely right that the impact on telecommunications will come first unfortunately and that many people have their heads in the sand out of ignorance and/or refusal to believe. Thank you on the link to the brochure and I will try to make some postings on Facebook. I hope others will try to reach the public on Facebook and Care2 also. Even a network message would be great.
 

Vivian Farmer (499)
Tuesday February 2, 2010, 11:19 am
I meant to say that because of telecommunications that there will probably be nothing done to preserve bees and birds. Not only are bees dying but many birds, too. I was sadly reading about the devastation of their numbers in the U.K.
 
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