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Offline Carolyn

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« on: 31/03/2007 21:18:23 »
I read that millions of honey bees are dying and that extinction of them is highly possibly.  How dire is this for the environment?  How dire is it for the human race?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 31/03/2007 21:40:12 »
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Beekeepers in 22 states have reported losses of up to 80 percent of their colonies in recent weeks, leaving many unable to rent the bees to farmers of crops such as almonds and, later in the year, apples and blueberries.

Isn't this mainly in the US?or is it worldwide.

Aside from the loss of jobs, i would gess the main problem would be the lack of foodstuff's, as no bees means no polination.

 

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« Reply #2 on: 31/03/2007 22:00:42 »
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Beekeepers in 22 states have reported losses of up to 80 percent of their colonies in recent weeks, leaving many unable to rent the bees to farmers of crops such as almonds and, later in the year, apples and blueberries.

Isn't this mainly in the US?or is it worldwide.

Aside from the loss of jobs, i would gess the main problem would be the lack of foodstuff's, as no bees means no polination.

As I understand it, it's happening worldwide including Rome, UK & US.



 

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« Reply #3 on: 04/04/2007 08:42:21 »
They may not become extinct, but they certainly are having disease problems.  On the bright side, honey has an indefinite shelf life.  So buy some, preferably in glass jars, and you'll have it on hand if it becomes scarce for awhile.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 05/04/2007 12:16:40 »
I've read that bee pollination is responsible for 30% of the food we eat.  You may want to stock up on more than just honey.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 05/04/2007 16:01:15 »
Honey does last for a very long time. And even if it crytalizes you can put your honey jar in a hot water bath and bring it back to liquid form,and it is very good still! I have been doing it for many many years!
 

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