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The Death Of Bees Explained - Parasites, Poison and Humans

Environment  (tags: Sustainabililty, ecosystems, protection, bees, Parasites, Poison, Humans )

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1/3 of all food humans consume would disappear with bees.Millions could starve. The foes bees face are truly horrifying - some are a direct consequence of human greed. We need to help our small buzzing friends or face extremely unpleasant consequences


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Judy C (91)
Friday July 17, 2015, 11:40 am
This is a good review of all the dangers facing bees. Some scientists have said recently that nicotinoids even have addictive properties to the bees, similar to human nicotine addiction, that make the bees more attracted to plants containing these compounds. Thanks Evelyn.

Kathleen M (208)
Friday July 17, 2015, 1:05 pm
Well-done video! Thanks for sharing, Evelyn.

Barb Knight (1678)
Friday July 17, 2015, 6:26 pm
Excellent video! TY Evelyn!

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday July 17, 2015, 11:49 pm
Shared on facebook, twittersphere and Google+

Ben O (129)
Saturday July 18, 2015, 2:56 am
I wonder if I'll live to see HOW stupid humans can get...?

Evelyn B (63)
Saturday July 18, 2015, 4:13 am
Ben - Don't ASK that question!!!
Some people might take it as a challenge!!!

Beryl L (78)
Saturday July 18, 2015, 8:16 am
shared on Google+ I blame greed. Man has upset the order of life cycles. All for money. No consideration of life. so stupid the offenders don't realize they are killing themselves in the process..

Hugh Smith (112)
Saturday July 18, 2015, 1:19 pm
Man must change their ways and try to come back from the brink

. (0)
Sunday July 19, 2015, 9:17 am
Noted & posted

Janis K (129)
Sunday July 19, 2015, 11:16 am
Thanks for sharing.

Jeff Creech (64)
Sunday July 19, 2015, 11:41 am
WOW! There's a lot more to the Bee crisis than I thought.

Anne F (17)
Sunday July 19, 2015, 12:02 pm
Pushing and grabbing from nature leads to disaster (and honey bees are domesticated, so we should be better stewards)

Janet B (0)
Sunday July 19, 2015, 12:20 pm

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 19, 2015, 12:38 pm
Mostly by humans I'm sure

John Lettieri (4)
Sunday July 19, 2015, 1:13 pm
Thank you for sharing Evelyn.

Ana Lopes (92)
Sunday July 19, 2015, 1:50 pm

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday July 19, 2015, 2:14 pm
I believe pesticides are the main cause of the decline of bees. I believe Monsanto is too close to our politicians and heads of government agencies for any controls to be put one these pesticides.

pam w (139)
Sunday July 19, 2015, 2:36 pm
This is genuinely terrifying!

Dianne D (490)
Sunday July 19, 2015, 2:57 pm
this little insect can bring man to his knee's if we don't save it

marie therese Hanulak (8)
Sunday July 19, 2015, 3:16 pm
If it's alive, we'll find a way to desteoy it

Julia Cabrera-Woscek (0)
Sunday July 19, 2015, 3:41 pm
This is throughout. Very well presented.

Evelyn B (63)
Sunday July 19, 2015, 4:40 pm
Anyone thinking that bee populations are optimum leaves one querying "optimul for who? Certainly not for the bees, not for all the flowers/ fruit/ veg than need pollenisation

Optimum for companies selling GMOs though ...

Jeremy S (3)
Sunday July 19, 2015, 5:45 pm
As annoying as humans may find it to be stung by a bee--imagine a world without bees! Because that would be a world without any plant life, and therefore any animal life, and eventually, any life at all...

JOSE honrado (0)
Sunday July 19, 2015, 7:13 pm
Sadly noted.

Thomaz de Aquin Alves Fonseca (59)
Sunday July 19, 2015, 8:12 pm
wonderful video ... shared ... thanks :)

Victoria P (110)
Sunday July 19, 2015, 8:25 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

Dogan O (2)
Sunday July 19, 2015, 8:26 pm

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 19, 2015, 8:28 pm
There's no gettin' Nova the fact that we need the little blighters.

Kay M (47)
Sunday July 19, 2015, 9:28 pm
Good Evening and thank you for this article- which I read and noted also the video- which I watched - Sincerely Kay M.

Kyle Ness (0)
Sunday July 19, 2015, 9:39 pm
Talk to a beekeeper... All they say is keep the varroa mite under control and all is good in the hive.

Inge B (202)
Sunday July 19, 2015, 11:28 pm
I am a beekeeper and all is well in my hives, lots of honey.


Vikram S (34)
Sunday July 19, 2015, 11:37 pm
Thanks for sharing. Noted.

Evelyn B (63)
Monday July 20, 2015, 5:26 am
Glad for you, Inge! I wish it were true everywhere. Perhaps in Sweden there is better pesticide control ... Sweden has been very proactive for the environment. Around where I live, we have many beekeepers in areas far from crop-spraying, That certainly helps a great deal.

But I also know beekeepers who have not been so lucky. Some in areas where there are large zones of crops that are treated chemically .... and the bees suffered.

The film explains the risks very clearly - Kyle, what you say confirms part of what the film says too.
Failure to keep the mites, and the pesticides affecting bees, under control would be catastrophic for the bees.
And for us

Winn A (179)
Monday July 20, 2015, 6:17 am
This video can help to get the word out. Thanks!

Edgar Zuim (47)
Monday July 20, 2015, 8:22 am
Great video. Thanks.

M B (62)
Monday July 20, 2015, 11:20 am

thank you for getting the word out !

Monday July 20, 2015, 12:32 pm
Gladly shared.
Thank you, Evelyn.

Evelyn B (63)
Monday July 20, 2015, 12:35 pm
Wish I read Dutch, MB!

Elizabeth brown (20)
Monday July 20, 2015, 2:42 pm
Man will become so clever that in the end he will destroy himself,thinking he is greater than nature and God. Monsanto & share holders I am still sending you curses and hope something really BAD happens to you all soon.Evil and slave to the love of money and the destruction of our beautiful planet.Remember if it is destroyed you with your damned families go with it .CURSES for really BAD LUCK.

Kamia T (89)
Monday July 20, 2015, 3:35 pm
And yet countries keep approval more and new chemicals that attack them even more. I wonder what the general population will do when they find little to no food i the stores? Oh, that's right, the 1% couldn't care less, could they?

Rose Becke (141)
Monday July 20, 2015, 5:43 pm
Sharing this

Past Member (0)
Monday July 20, 2015, 5:56 pm
Echoes from above and from the bees that once were. Thanks Evelyn. Sadly noted with trepidation.
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