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Beekeepers Add Buzz to Japan Urban Jungle

World  (tags: Beekeepers, Bees, Japan, Urban, Jungle )

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It's part of a project to bring a slice of natural life back to the center of the world's largest urban sprawl. By Agence France-Presse

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Fiona Ogilvie (565)
Monday July 19, 2010, 7:52 am
This is a very good development. As far as I know, bees in Japan and Australia have not been endangered by Colony Collapse Disorder.

Amanda B. (0)
Monday July 19, 2010, 8:56 am
Wow! If they can do it why are't we. This needs to be replicated all over the world we don't need to live seprate from nature but with it to suppport it and make up for the damage we do.
And they have banned pesticides in that area, this needs to be followed

Alicia V (181)
Monday July 19, 2010, 12:28 pm
I was looking for you Bee Hive Lady! Hahahah, Here you are the first Honey.
It would be nice if we could learn from the past, try to restore and preserve and the least chemicals if none. Thanks.

Monday July 19, 2010, 1:01 pm

Marie Therese H (10)
Monday July 19, 2010, 3:08 pm
Japan has finally understood the harm of using pesticides....Hope the rest of the world will follow.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Monday July 19, 2010, 5:18 pm
That is just great !!!

David Leigh (0)
Monday July 19, 2010, 5:39 pm
It is interesting to note that Japan is developing a desire for natural honey. Japan is also the biggest consumer of Tasmanian forest timber, in order to make paper. Native forests are trashed in Tasmania and chipped, on a massive scale. The wood chips are shipped to Japan. The waste is burned and then replaced with plantation trees, which are cheaper to harvest. The trees are protected by chemical sprays, which kill bees and poisons, which kill browsing herbivores. Carnivores die from eating the dead herbivores. The trees do not flower and therefore, replace a natural food source for bees. It may well be that Tasmanians will have to import its honey from Japan. Get a copy of this DVD and see how paper is made Tasmanian style... I promise you it will horrify!!!

patrica and edw jones (190)
Monday July 19, 2010, 6:21 pm
Great news - we need bees otherwise we die. We eat lots of honey and plant native trees to encourage the bees into out backyard.
You are correct David about the decimation of our Tasmanian forests - that is why we voted Green and will continue to do so. Also we are keeping the pressure on the Bartlett Government et get them to see reason. It's a bit like climbing Mt.Everest though at the moment. Still onwards and upwards.

Alamzeb Khan (401)
Monday July 19, 2010, 10:42 pm
noted thanks

Alamzeb Khan (401)
Monday July 19, 2010, 10:43 pm

KS Goh (0)
Tuesday July 20, 2010, 5:20 am
Thanks very much.
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