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Why 'Natural' Beekeeping Could Save Our Honey-Making Friends


Green Lifestyle  (tags: bees, conservation, eco-friendly, food, garden, green, humans, interesting, world )

Kathy
- 458 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
The honeybee is becoming an endangered species, with the finger of blame pointing in multiple directions. Wild honeybees are nearly extinct in the UK and from 1985-2005 there was a 53 per cent decline in managed honeybee colony numbers. Parasites and-->



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Kath P. (10)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 12:28 pm
Individuals with their own well managed bee colonies is a great way to keep these busy workers viable until the rest of the world comes to its senses.
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 12:32 pm
Thanks Kathy.
 

Brad Kraus (6)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 12:39 pm
Thanks for the article. Very interesting. We need these pollinators or we face a much worse dilemma.
 

Kathleen R. (130)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 1:04 pm
noted & read
 

Christeen Anderson (420)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 1:32 pm
Please save our honeybees. Thank you.
 

Natalie V. (27)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 3:30 pm
noted
 

Terry V. (30)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 5:05 pm
I have over 2500 sq. ft. of flower beds and have seen a large decline in honey bees :(
 

Sheila D. (24)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 5:12 pm
Great article. Thanks for sharing.
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 6:13 pm
I loved this article. I especially loved the sun hive which is made to mimic what the bees would do naturally. I don't know where I'd get rye straw where I am in Maine but I'm going to check and see if I could make one for the bees. They need all the help they can get right now until our government bans the poisons.
 

Pamela C. (76)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 8:19 pm
We need our bees. There needs to be more of an effort in the public consciousness about bees and our government needs to start programs to help us help the bees.
 

Sam E M. (0)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 11:48 am
I love the article too, and the sun hives, as well as that colorful picture of Heidi's beautiful garden. She sounds like a woman with great sense and experience in bee-keeping whose good advice others should follow if we want to save our bee populations. :)
 

Vicki P. (132)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 4:45 pm
"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man." ~ Albert Einstein" Thank-you for this artcle!
 

Ruth S. (326)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 5:19 pm
We must do more to save these wonderful little insects.
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 11:05 pm
Great bee philosophy!
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Friday January 18, 2013, 1:08 pm
No bees no food!
 

Mary M. (24)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 6:19 pm
sweet .................going to do it this Spring
 
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