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Seattle Garden Project Sheds Light On The Decline of Bumblebees


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Kathy
- 2105 days ago - earthfix.opb.org
A group of Seattle gardeners are trying to find out what effects the bumblebee decline might have in our backyards. They're taking part in the Urban Pollination Project, a citizen science experiment started by two University of Washington graduate researc



   

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. (0)
Friday September 13, 2013, 5:21 pm
They know this stuff is poison yet they won't legislate against it. I guess they figure if they remove the natural pollinators we will have to eat their poisonous GMOs. Of course they could always employ the homeless and the unemployed as laborers with tuning forks to replace the bees. All that surfeit populace must be good for something.
 

Shirley S (187)
Friday September 13, 2013, 7:03 pm
I do hope that this problem is resolved SOON as bees are ESSENTIAL to produce.
 

Carla van der Meer (648)
Friday September 13, 2013, 10:12 pm
Thanks.
 

Vita P (40)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 2:46 pm
Thank you for sharing this information.
 

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 7:54 pm
Noted.
 

Julie P (154)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 7:11 pm
Interesting post Kathy. They should start citing what the cost of hand pollinated food would be. Buying organic will look cheap in comparison. The only bees I have seen on my tomato plants have in fact been bumblebees.
 

Marlo Suderski (2)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 4:02 am
I often wonder why those with the power to control the current circumstance choose not to make necessary change since the situation will only lead to chaos. Lacking the ability to produce enough food for everyone can not be good for the economy and their pockets as well as ours. If people can't afford food, due to its inflated price caused by the lack of production then all the remaining frivolous purchases will fall to the wind as well. Most business will soon fail since America is build on consumption and waste. Clearly this is not good for the economy. To me this make no sense, endless, it is a contrived plan as a means of population control for the future. The world growth rate is out of control and very few people are willing to make the personal sacrifice to refrain from parenthood or at least reduce the number of children a family has to one new child in the world or even adapt a child that is unwanted or had a unsuitable home.So sadly, the decrease in food production matters not, in the terms of overall survival for humanity , eventually, with or without the bees there will be too many people to feed anyways. Without the bees, the inevitable will just happen sooner as long as our current ideas on parenthood remain. Food for thought...what future can you see? No pun intended.
 
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