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Honey Bees Here today, GONE TOMORROW?

Wednesday, October 08th, 2008

Honey bees are the buzz words of this year, this decade and for all times! You see these little hummers flying in the garden, yard and downtown doing what they do best; seeking out a flower to pollinate and nectar to collect. buy Gourmet Honey NowThe honey bees pollinate as an accident while collecting pollen for their babies back at the hive. The collection of nectar for honey is on purpose as the honey and pollen is the only food honey bees eat.

The honey bee is one of the most beneficial creatures on earth to man! Upwards of 45% of ALL FOOD that you eat was created by the pollination of honey bees. Fruits vegetables, nuts, melons, beans, grains and grasses (for animals) are among the list of plants that must be pollinated by the honey bees. Most of the seeds to grow these food plants are made the year before by the pollinating honey bees. Therefore if we stand idly by and do nothing to discover WHAT is causing the honey bees to die off all over the world, we will be in a famine in less than 24 months!

You might have thought, “why do I care if the honey bees are dying?” “It’s about honey which I eat very little, right?” WRONG! A tremendous amount of Honey is used in commercial food processing and bread/pastry preparation. Man and animals are dependent upon the honey bees’ pollination service.

Thank your local beeman for suffering through economic disaster, many tireless nights, (honey bees used in commercial farms for pollination are moved at night when the honey bees are all home from the field) and enduring the missing bee mystery (CCD Colony Collasp Disorder). The biggest way to say thanks is to buy his honey on the internet, from the market, roadside stand or stop by his home and just give your encouragement. Honey is a healthy sugar substitute and would be much better for our diet than refined sugar.

We can care today or starve tomorrow. Today we have a choice…
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WLBZ2.com

Maine honey bees affected by last year's drought
WLBZ2.com
While a 10 to 20 percent winter die-off is normal each year, the president of the Maine State Beekeeper's Association says this year, that number is closer to 50 percent. Beekeepers say the problem actually began last summer during the drought. Honey ...

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Gizmodo

Yet Another Reason Bees Are Screwed: Your Damn Almonds
Gizmodo
“Given that these fungicides may be applied when honey bees are present in almond orchards, our findings suggest that bees may face significant danger from chemical applications even when responsibly applied,” assistant professor of apiculture at Texas ...
Here's how residents can help honey bees in Ohio - Cleveland 19 ...Cleveland 19 News
A bumbled campaign: General Mills gets stung for its attempt to save beesChicago Tribune
Cheerios Are Giving Out Wildflower Seeds To Help Honey BeesPSFK (subscription)
Modern Farmer -USA TODAY -The Milwaukee Independent (press release) (blog) -Lifehacker
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Huffington Post

Meet The Woman Rescuing Millions of Honey Bees
Huffington Post
Enter, Hilary Kearney of Girl Next Door Honey, a local hero for struggling honeybees across the United States. Hilary works to raise San Diego's bee population and spread awareness among her community. She rescues bees, teaches classes about them, ...




UT The Daily Texan

Researchers buzzing about antibiotics and their harmful impacts on honeybees
UT The Daily Texan
Researchers from UT-Austin have found that honeybees treated with common antibiotics are half as likely to survive compared to untreated honeybees. Researchers say these findings have health implications for both honeybees and humans. Integrative ...




News 10NBC

Dwindling honey bee numbers could have impact on local crops
News 10NBC
Often seen as a nuisance for many during the summer months, honey bees do have an important role. But, beekeepers say their numbers are dwindling. Pat Bono oversees hives at Tinker Nature Center and she says they've lost seven of their eight hives this ...






Statesville Record & Landmark

Not so sweet: 250000 honey bees stolen in Iredell
Statesville Record & Landmark
Capt. Randy Cass with the Iredell County Sheriff's Office said deputies are investigating the report, which was made to the department on Monday. A truck was seen on the property in the middle of the night during the weekend the bees were taken, he said.




CNN

Bees are dying -- what can we do about it? - CNN.com
CNN
If you're a beekeeper, farmer or consumer you have something to lose if bees disappear -- and a significant role to play in their survival.

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Hickory Daily Record

Beekeepers, honey bees provide more than sweet nectar in ...
Hickory Daily Record
CATAWBA COUNTY — As spring begins, residents of Catawba County and surrounding areas will begin to prepare for a garden, which is good news for honey ...

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WZTV

The Buzz in Music City: Downtown hotel adds 50,000 honey bees to ...
WZTV
There was a new kind of buzzing going on in Music City, thanks to a downtown Nashville hotel which produces its own honey. About 50000 Buckfast bees ...
Weather changes make life difficult on honeybeesBrazil Times
Beekeeping 101: Quick Guide To Starting A Hive - The InquisitrThe Inquisitr

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