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    Insecticides May Be to Blame for Honeybee Deaths



    Scientists have been puzzling and puzzling over the widespread deaths of honeybees in recent years, and a new study supports the hypothesis that insecticides may be to blame.
    The researchers studied dead bees, and found their bodies to contain toxic levels of insecticides (including neonicotinoid insecticides) from soybean and corn crops. Neonicotinoid insecticide is extremely toxic to honeybees, but widely used. Some of these harmful sprays can even be found contaminating soil years after they were added to plants.
    When we think of honeybees, we all too often think of the nasty stings they can give, or of the health-promoting gifts they provide, such as bee pollen, royal jelly, beeswax, and honey.

    However, honeybees are also essential for pollinating plants that become food for many different species. Their disappearance would create a serious gap in the food chain, impacting countless others. It is estimated that one-third of honeybee hives are disappearing every year in the US—resulting in what is called the Colony Collapse Disorder.

    It’s not clear whether the insecticides is the sole factor in the declining number of honeybees (they likely aren’t) but they could be one strong factor causing stress to the honeybee population. Other theories include parasitic mites and pathogens. Regardless, this may be just one more reason to make the switch to organic food!
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    I hope we can turn it around, we are in some serious trouble if we kill off the bees.

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    This is something that was longer called one of the potential reasons for the decline in the bee population. And yes, it would indeed be a good idea to eat as much food that was produced without the use of pesticides.

    An other things people can do is to plant bee and butterfly friendly plants in their garden or on their balconies. Because an other reason that is mentioned is that bees have more trouble finding sufficient food, thanks to other reasons.
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    This summer in my area, there have not been many bees, just wasps which are evil. The flowers did not bloom properly or last very long and neither did the berries.
    All things must come to the soul from it's roots, from where it is planted. The that is beside the running water is fresher, and gives more fruit.

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    Of course a farmer sprinkling his meadow with insecticide is bound to kill off every other bee seeking to collect nectar from flowers, bit of a no-brainer considering that bees are insects themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigurd View Post
    Of course a farmer sprinkling his meadow with insecticide is bound to kill off every other bee seeking to collect nectar from flowers, bit of a no-brainer considering that bees are insects themselves.
    Yes, but it does not seem to stop them from doing it
    All things must come to the soul from it's roots, from where it is planted. The that is beside the running water is fresher, and gives more fruit.

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