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Helping Honeybees: Pesticides Make It Tough for Pollinators


Environment  (tags: honey bees, habitat destruction, pesiticide, poisoned, surivval, environment, conservation, protection )

Simone
- 3400 days ago - opposingviews.com
Bee life ain't easy. And lately, its been getting a lot harder. Recent press reports show that an array of stressors are taking a significant toll on America's bees. Pesticides are at the top of the list, but you and I can probably identify with some.



   

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. (0)
Monday March 29, 2010, 11:13 pm
LET'S HELP OUR HONEYBEE'S! PESTICIDES MAKE IT TOUGH!
 

Deborah O (98)
Monday March 29, 2010, 11:47 pm
We need to help all our pollinators--bees, butterflies, birds and bats. But since humans are primarily selfish creatures (true, not all of us, but let's face it--most humans), we can at least remind our fellow humans of the economic contributions of the honeybee. As a pollinator. Who also makes a product. Several products. Which all have a high economic value. And which can't be duplicated. No synthetic wax is a satisfactory substitute for beeswax, just as no corn syrup "copy" of honey would ever taste like the real thing. People are willing to pay more for their favorite honey varieties(mine is Tupelo, which never crystalizes, no matter how long you keep it and tastes best, too. I know folks who prefer clover, who are passionate about Gallberry honey, others devoted to Sage). And beekeepers don't pollute to produce their product--they do no harm to the environment on which they depend. How many industries can we say that about? So stand up for the bees, people. They've been helping us for thousands of years and we haven't done well by them for a long while now.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 29, 2010, 11:55 pm
Noted and sign !
 

gail dair (0)
Monday March 29, 2010, 11:59 pm
thanks Simone
 

Robyn L (80)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 12:08 am
I don't use pesticides and I have tons of bees on my citrus trees. I love them. I buy ladybugs for the aphids and they do a fine job. What did the world do before pesticides. I suggest we all figure it out.
Thanks for sharing Simone!
 

Tekla Drakfrende (82)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 12:11 am
we all depend on the pollinators and they are figthing for their survival all over the world...
 

Cheree M (46)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 1:13 am
Noted, TY Simone !! Standing Up For Our Honey Bees
 

Agnes H (144)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 3:01 am
Noted Simone and another good thing for Greenfly on your plants is just a little bit of soapy water in a spraybottle and spray your plants on top and underneath if your leaves are affected. I learned that in England as I refused to use insectisides for any of my plants especially my roses.
 

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 3:20 am
Beautiful picture! We love our bees and don't want to them to suffer any of the global warming problems....Noted with thanks.
 

Antonio A (60)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 3:38 am
Noted. Thank you
 

Gilles E (30)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 3:53 am
Merci , noté et partagé ...
 

Mike M (8)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 5:16 am
Noted No bees, no food, no life. How long until we get everyone to understand and the pesticide most like is in their honey that is comsumed by humans and what does that do?
 

Elizabeth F (134)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 6:43 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Elizabeth F (134)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 6:44 am
I wish everyone knew the significance of Bees, they are one insect that is truly needed for the survival of mankind.
 

Natalia Rodriguez (60)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 7:36 am
ty Simone!
 

MmAway M (520)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 8:46 am
Great article at site Simone, thank you.

Lately I hardly ever see honey bees around here and sadly the flowers are lacking for it.

All of the super pesticides have done way so much harm to our creatures/planet

Noted with sorrow!
 

Rhonda Maness (580)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 8:57 am
Thanks Simone
 

Jeff W (38)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 9:25 am
I PREFER NOT TO IMAGINE A WORLD , SO MUCH POORER WITHOUT THE INPUT OF THE PRECIOUS BEE!...
 

Patricia N (41)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 9:43 am
Thank you Simone. Noted
 

Peggy A (109)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 10:11 am
We need these little guys if we want to eat fruit and veggies.SAVE THE HONEY BEES.
 

Donna B (39)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 10:17 am
I know something is wrong. I planted pumpkins last year but the bees did not pollinate.
 

Patricia C (96)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 11:35 am
This is really scary. I saw a thing on TV the other day about a beekeeper having record numbers of his bees dying. And those people waging a war on feral cats should think about redirecting their concern to pesticides; just think of all the birds and other small creatures that are also harmed by this poison....
Thanks Simone.
 

Jason Green (235)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 11:38 am
Let's do all we can to help the honey bees, they are so important to a healthy planet
 

linda b (186)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 12:06 pm
The world cannot survive without the bees. TY Simone.
 

Odin Torchwood (45)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 12:57 pm
Hmmm! There is a significant decline of bees across €urope too. Save the bees, We can't survive without them. Merci Simone.
 

clare h (38)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 2:28 pm
We can all do our bit for the bees by planting a selection of flowers that attract bees in our garden, patio or even window box, every plant counts. Also you can get small beehives for certain breeds, that can be placed around your garden or wooded area for them. thanks Simone
 

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 7:42 pm
In my yard I grow Himalayan Orchid or also called Poor Man's Orchid & my yard is loaded with bees. They go all day long from flower to flower & we are not bothered by them, they just go about doing what bees do best & that is to collect the nectar & pollinate! These orchids are so easy to grow, I don't even have to tend to them except if it is really dry, then I need to water them. And the reseed themselves as well! We do not use any type of pesticide or fertilizers as my chickens eat the grass in the yard. We do not need any of that stuff as it pollutes the air we breath as well! I also get the little hummingbirds all summer long! Nature & its beauties are wonderful in my yard! We all need to protect them all from harmful sprays & in return we protect ourselves! Thank you Simone.
 

Eternal G (734)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 10:01 pm
We don't need pesticides, all the answers for organic gardening are within easy reach. If only people would use their common-sense. Do not use the "easy" stuff, its only their to fill the pockets of unscrupulous greedy corporate monsters!
I'm happy to read at least something is taken of the shelve forgood, now we need to tackle the biggest monster of all; monsanto.
Noted, thanks Simone.
 

Michael Masley (4)
Wednesday March 31, 2010, 1:29 am
Great article!
 

Yulan Lawson (156)
Sunday April 4, 2010, 4:49 pm
Noted.
 

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Thursday April 15, 2010, 3:46 am
Many people dont know how honey bees,frogs,bats can be the survival of mankind. Without them we will not make it.
 

Valerie S (70)
Wednesday April 21, 2010, 6:16 am
Enough with the pesticides and poisons already! We need to reign in the chemicals we are using for such a wide variety of purposes beacuse the ramificiations to wildlife, insect populations, not to mention what it does to the food we eat...... How can we help reduce the pesticide use?!
 

Richard B (6)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 8:21 am
Check out the Youtube video "Resonance - Beings of frequency". Cellular frequencies have effects on bees, birds, and humans. Cellular frequencies drown out natural Schumann frequencies that are operating the human brain and the Earth's field, 7.83 Hz. Download Schumann frequency videos from Youtube and play them, spread them out, to restore Earth's natural sounds.
 
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