Organic Beekeepers Report No Colony Collapse May 31, 2007Posted by healthyself in Antibiotics, Bees, Blogroll, Electromagetic pollution, Organic, Pesticides, pollination.
“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