Death and Extinction of the Bees

Death and Extinction of the Bees:

This article was originally published in March 2014

Scientists have recently reported that mass extinctions of marine animals may soon be occurring at alarmingly rapid rates than previously projected due to pollution, rising water temperatures and loss of habitat. Many land species also face a similar fate for the same reasons. But perhaps the biggest foreboding danger of all facing humans is the loss of the global honeybee population. The consequence of a dying bee population impacts man at the highest levels on our food chain, posing an enormously grave threat to human survival. Since no other single animal species plays a more significant role in producing the fruits and vegetables that we humans commonly take for granted yet require near daily to stay alive, the greatest modern scientist Albert Einstein once prophetically remarked, “Mankind will not survive the honeybees’ disappearance for more than five years.” 

Since 2006 beekeepers have been noticing their honeybee populations have been dying off at increasingly rapid rates. Subsequently researchers have been scrambling to come up with an accurate explanation and an effective strategy to save the bees and in turn save us homo sapiens from extinction. Recent harsh winters that stay freezing cold well into spring have been instrumental in decimating the honeybee population in Iowa by up to 70% as well as the other historically high yielding honey states – the Dakotas, Montana, Minnesota. The northern Plains and Midwestern states that have regionally always produced the nation’s most honey have been severely hurt by the long harsh winters in the last couple years. Florida as the third largest honey producer and especially California always among the top producers have been hit especially hard by decreasing bee colony populations. In 2006 when the problem of bee loss first was noticed, California was right up at the top with North Dakota producing nearly twice as much honey as the next state South Dakota but its bee numbers have incurred such heavy losses that in 2011, though still second, California’s honey production fell by nearly half in just six years. The recent severe drought in California has become an additional factor driving both its honey yield and bee numbers down as less rain means less flowers available to pollinate.

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Bee Propolis is Venomous to Cancer Cells!

Bee Propolis is Venomous to Cancer Cells!:

The Many Ways Bee Propolis Can Fight Many Cancers

Bee propolis and its marked anti-cancer effects, let alone vast array of other incredible health benefits, is the latest example I’ve found of a product of God’s creation providing scientifically backed astounding results that you’ve probably never heard about mainly because it wouldn’t serve the medical industrial complex if you had. Indeed, at the time of this writing, PubMed has a whopping 2,227 studies on propolis itself and 299 studies on propolis and cancer. The smaller DOAJ has 598 and 36, respectively. And just to spell out what this high number of studies performed means, the stuff works. If there had been nine studies performed showing propolis had little to no effect on the ailment being studied, the tenth guy would have moved onto something with better promise. But that’s clearly not the case here. Scientists keep on getting positive results, thousands of them now, so they keep on performing studies from different angles. At the end, they’ll usually mention something along the lines of “these results are so good, work is underway to try and synthesize this substance to turn it into a drug.” If they eventually come out with a sorry excuse for the real thing, THEN you’ll hear about it all over TV… You just won’t hear the word propolis itself used.

Wait, What is Bee Propolis Again?

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A THIRD of the nation’s honeybee colonies died LAST YEAR. Why you should care

A third of the nation’s honeybee colonies died last year. Why you should care:

America’s beekeepers watched as a third of the country’s honeybee colonies were lost over the last year, part of a decade-long die-off experts said may threaten our food supply.

The annual survey of roughly 5,000 beekeepers showed the 33% dip from April 2016 to April 2017. The decrease is small compared to the survey’s previous 10 years, when the decrease hovered at roughly 40%. From 2012 to 2013, nearly half of the nation’s colonies died.

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347 Bee Species Dangerously Close to Extinction

347 Bee Species Dangerously Close to Extinction

H/t reader squodgy:

“The callous wanton destruction of so many sectors of our environment and its biosphere by irresponsible and perhaps deliberate corporate interference for monetary gain over planned sustainability must, after the planned perpetual Rothschild War, be the single most important matter for those who are left, to tackle.”

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Study links aluminum from geoengineering to accelerating decline in bee populations

Study links aluminum from geoengineering to accelerating decline in bee populations:

Could aluminum be playing a role in the devastating decline of bee populations? There have been seemingly endless debates about what is killing off the species responsible for making honey. Everything from pesticides to pollution has been suggested as a possible cause for the dramatic decrease in bees.

Several species of bees have already been added to the endangered species list. In the fall of 2016, the U.S.Fish and Wildlife Service announced that seven types of yellow-faced bees, native to Hawaii, would be deemed “endangered.” (Related: Stay current with the latest bee headlines at Bees.news)

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Common crop chemical leaves bees susceptible to deadly viruses

Common crop chemical leaves bees susceptible to deadly viruses:

A chemical that is thought to be safe and is, therefore, widely used on crops—such as almonds, wine grapes and tree fruits—to boost the performance of pesticides, makes honey bee larvae significantly more susceptible to a deadly virus, according to researchers at Penn State and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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MILLIONS Of Bees Dead After South Carolina Sprays For Zika Mosquitoes

And then came the plane…

“They passed right over the trees three times,” Stanley said to ABC 4 News. After the plane left, the familiar buzzing stopped. The silence in its wake was like a morgue, she said.

As for the dead bees, as Stanley told the AP, her farm “looks like it’s been nuked.”


Millions Of Bees Dead After South Carolina Sprays For Zika Mosquitoes:

South Carolina honey bees have begun to die in massive numbers. Death of the areas bees has come suddenly to Dorchester County, S.C. Stressed insects tried to flee their nests, only to surrender in little clumps at the hive entrances. Dead worker bees littering the farms suggested that ‘colony collapse disorder’ was not the culprit.

In colony collapse disorder, workers vanish as though raptured, leaving a living queen and young bees behind. Instead, the dead heaps in S.C signal a more devastating killer. The pattern matches acute pesticide poisoning. By one estimate, at a single Bee Farm in Summerville, 46 hives died on the spot, totaling around 2.5 million bees.

Walking through the farm, one Summerville woman stated it was “like visiting a cemetery, pure sadness.”

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300,000+ honey bees die in mysterious hives attack, poison suspected

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300,000+ honey bees die in mysterious hives attack, poison suspected – report:

More than 300,000 honey bees have been killed in a suspected poison attack, in which alleged vandals devastated at least 20 hives at a private bee farm in Washington.

Owners at the Sequim Bee Farm thought a bear got its paws on their honey when they saw one of their hives knocked over. However, that story just did not pan out.

“We knew a bear wouldn’t just stop pushing over with all the honey in the hive,” Buddy Depew said, according to Peninsula Daily News. “I got to looking, and the rest of the hives, the bees, were all gone.”

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WIRED publishes pro-Monsanto propaganda piece justifying the mass chemical poisoning of the world

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WIRED publishes pro-Monsanto propaganda piece justifying the mass chemical poisoning of the world:

Okay, maybe Monsanto didn’t actually set out to kill off the honeybees, but they’re doing a darn good job of it, if you ask me – and threatening the lives of the rest of us humans, as well.

And their recent tactics have included a clever propaganda campaign designed to paint a kinder, gentler picture of their devilish operations, but it’s just a thin veneer concealing a whole lot of ugly.

Not only that, but their efforts to pretend that they are actually trying to help the honeybees might unleash another Pandora’s box of reckless nature-meddling technology that could lead to even more disastrous consequences for the environment, the bees and everyone else.

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Pesticide manufacturers’ own tests reveal serious harm to honeybees

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Pesticide manufacturers’ own tests reveal serious harm to honeybees:

Bayer and Syngenta criticised for secrecy after unpublished research obtained under freedom of information law linked high doses of their products to damage to the health of bee colonies

Unpublished field trials by pesticide manufacturers show their products cause serious harm to honeybees at high levels, leading to calls from senior scientists for the companies to end the secrecy which cloaks much of their research.

The research, conducted by Syngenta and Bayer on their neonicotinoid insecticides, were submitted to the US Environmental Protection Agency and obtained by Greenpeace after a freedom of information request.

Neonicotinoids are the world’s most widely used insecticides and there is clear scientific evidence that they harm bees at the levels found in fields, though only a little to date showing the pesticides harm the overall performance of colonies. Neonicotinoids were banned from use on flowering crops in the EU in 2013, despite UK opposition.

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Anti-Zika Toxin Kills Millions of Bees … And Not Just Bees: “It Kills Everything”

No, “they” have not lost their mind. They know exactly that Zika is a harmless virus.

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‘Have we lost our mind,’ one beekeeper wrote, ‘spraying poison from the sky?’

US beekeepers fear for livelihoods as anti-Zika toxin kills 2.5m bees:

  • ‘It kills everything’: conservationist warns over threat to other animals
  • Regulators: ‘clear and public health crisis’ allows use of Naled chemical

Huddled around their hives, beekeepers around the south-eastern US fear a new threat to their livelihood: a fine mist beaded with neurotoxin, sprayed from the sky by officials at war with mosquitos that carry the Zika virus.

Earlier this week, South Carolina beekeepers found millions of dead honey bees carpeting their apiaries, killed by an insecticide. Video posted by a beekeeper to Facebook showed thousands of dead insects heaped around hives, while a few survivors struggled to move the bodies of fellow bees.

“This is what’s left of Flowertown Bees,” a despondent keeper says in the video. Company co-owner Juanita Stanley told the Associated Press her farm looked “like it’s been nuked” and estimated 2.5 million bees were killed.

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“This is what’s left of Flowertown Bees”, where up to 2.5 million bees were killed by an aerial spray meant to combat the Zika virus. Video: So many bees dead after the aerial spray.

In another Facebook post, South Carolina hobbyist Andrew Macke wrote that he had lost “thousands upon thousands of bees” and that the spraying had devastated his business. “Have we lost our mind,” he wrote, “spraying poison from the sky?”

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South Carolina succeeds in ‘nuke’ test of aerial chemical weapons of mass destruction; food supply pollinators instantly obliterated by the millions

South Carolina succeeds in ‘nuke’ test of aerial chemical weapons of mass destruction; food supply pollinators instantly obliterated by the millions:

Each day as I witness the sheer chemical suicide of modern humanity, I seriously ask myself how much longer human civilization will survive. The latest demonstration of humanity’s truly idiotic self-destruction was demonstrated earlier this week when Dorchester County, South Carolina, decided to conduct daytime aerial spraying of a deadly chemical weapon that’s known to destroy the very pollinators necessary to produce about 30% of the food in America.

The experiment, which consisted of carpet bombing the county with Naled, a neurotoxin insecticide, was “wildly successful.” Schedule for daytime release when pollinators are foraging for food, the chemical weapons deployment obliterated honeybee pollinators on contact, resulting in a devastating apocalyptic scene that looked “like it’s been nuked,” said a co-owner of Flowertown Bee Farm and Supply (which lost two million bees). This quote is widely reported by the Associated Press.

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Scotland Glaciation Begins, Mediterranean Drought & All Bee Hives Matter (Video)

Jul 13, 2016

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Snow patches across Scotland are the most reported and the thickest since the 1800’s. Bees are dying at an alarming rate due to pesticides and groups are starting across the world to help save the bee population. All Hives Matter. A quick look at drought and wet cycles across North Africa.

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Soil Association scientific briefing reveals new data on the impact of neonicotinoids on pollinators

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Soil Association scientific briefing reveals new data on the impact of neonicotinoids on pollinators:

New data revealed today shows bees can be exposed to more pesticides from contaminated wildflowers than from crops on farms. The research, discussed at a scientific briefing in London on 28 April 2016 organised by the Soil Association, showed a staggering 97% of the neonicotinoids brought back to honeybee hives in pollen could come from wildflowers – not oilseed rape. (1)

The briefing looked at the latest scientific research and its implications for the environment and the future use of neonicotinoid pesticides in the UK. The panel included three leading experts on the impacts of neonicotinoid pesticides on our pollinators – Professor Dave Goulson, Dr Lynn Dicks and Dr Penelope Whitehorn. Peter Campbell from Syngenta responded to the presentations from the three scientists.  

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This 11-year-old has a multi-million dollar lemonade deal – and she’s using it to save bees

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This 11-year-old has a multi-million dollar lemonade deal – and she’s using it to save bees:

While most 11-year-olds spend their afternoons playing at the park or kicking around a soccer ball with their friends, Mikaila Ulmer is busy running her own business. Ulmer recently launched BeeSweet Lemonade in Texas—using her family’s homemade lemonade recipe to raise awareness for and protect endangered honeybees.

It’s an idea that has landed the young entrepreneur a multi-million dollar deal with supermarket giant Whole Foods, who will distribute the lemonade among 55 stores across the country.

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Someone Figured out How to Train Bees to Make Honey from Cannabis

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Someone Figured out How to Train Bees to Make Honey from Cannabis:

(CCN) Many are calling him a genius. The man is an artisan, locksmith and above all else, he explains, he is a beekeeper. He has over 4300 Facebook followers and 700 on Instagram after the 39-year-old Frenchman, who describes himself as an advocate of medical cannabis and of complete cannabis legalization, trained bees to make honey from cannabis.

He goes by the nickname of Nicolas Trainerbees, for obvious reasons. For 20 years, he has worked with bees in a way where he claims he is able to “train” them to make honey from virtually anything.

“I have trained bees to do several things, such as collect sugar from fruits, instead of using flowers,” he explains.

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Top German supermarket bans neonicotinoid pesticides linked to mass honeybee deaths

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Top German supermarket bans neonicotinoid pesticides linked to mass honeybee deaths:

German supermarket chain Aldi, has become the first major European retailer to ban pesticides that are toxic to bees, including neonicotinoids such as imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam. All suppliers of produce sold in Aldi stores across Europe and the U.S. are now required not to use those pesticides during production.

The announcement came on January 1st, and was a great way to start the New Year, with the retailer expecting fruit and vegetable suppliers to comply with their new policy ASAP. The decision comes after a great deal of public pressure, and coincides with the German retailer’s decision to ban the herbicide chemical glyphosate from its produce.

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