Organic Beekeepers Report No Colony Collapse May 31, 2007Posted by healthyself in Antibiotics, Bees, Blogroll, Electromagetic pollution, Organic, Pesticides, pollination.
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“Who should be surprised that the major media reports forget to tell usthat the dying bees are actually hyper-bred varieties that we coax into a larger than normal body size. It sounds just like the beef industry.”
“Scientists are struggling to understand the dramatic decline in the honeybee population in the U.S. and other countries. But organic beekeepers’ hives are doing just fine, one keeper disclosed.”
“Genetically modified foods, mites, pathogens, pesticides and electromagnetic radiation from cell phones have all been blamed as possible causes of the bees’ demise, although the underlying problem remains unknown, Science Daily reports.”
“I’m on an organic beekeeping list of about 1,000 people, mostly Americans, and no one in the organic beekeeping world, including commercial beekeepers, is reporting colony collapse on this list.
“The problem with the big commercial guys is that they put pesticides in their hives to fumigate for varroa mites, and they feed antibiotics to
the bees. They also haul the hives by truck all over the place to make more money with pollination services, which stresses the colonies.”
“Another beekeeper, Michael Bush, explains on his Web site that commercial keepers use hives with larger honeycombs, which results in
No More Bees, No More Man…. April 27, 2007Posted by healthyself in Bees, Bioeffects, Biological Activity, Biological Effects, Biologically Signficant, birds, Blogroll, disappearance, Electrochemical Communications, Electromagetic pollution, Electromagnetic Communications, Electromagnetic pollution, Electromagnetic Radiation, Electromagnetic waves, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, ELF, EMF Exposure, EMF Research, EMF's, EMF-induced effects, Nature, pollination, Toxic.
“…..[An epidemiologist] laid the blame for the sudden demise (often within 72 hours) of entire bee colonies on the recent proliferation of electromagnetic waves (EMF). He cited the startling statistic that, at present, there are some 2.5 billion cell phone users around the world. While this (plus the explosive growth of cell phone towers) used to be the major concern, the problem has been significantly exacerbated by the recent introduction of satellite radio. Imagine being closeted in a confined environment filled with chain smokers; it would be impossible for you to get a breath of clean air. It is becoming equally difficult for you to avoid the now-measurable damage from EMF exposure….[he]…commented that the constant electromagnetic background noise seems to disrupt intercellular communication within individual bees, such that many of them cannot find their way back to the hive….a recent study conducted by [a] University …found that cell phone towers …could well be the cause behind the mysterious disappearance of butterflies, some insects (like bees), and birds….bees are the modern-day counterpart of the canaries that miners used to carry with them as they descended into the mine shafts. If the birds died, it was an early warning of a buildup of toxic gases in the mine. When canaries die or bees disappear, we are being cautioned that we too are in immediate danger. It is time to listen to the message nature is telling us….I shudder to think of what will become of humankind if we linger too long in stage two: “no more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”
Jean-Claude Gerard Koven