A world without bees ……


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January 9, 2014

A WORLD WITHOUT BEES IS A WORLD WITHOUT …
Neonicotinoid pesticides are partially responsible for decimating bee populations. This is something that is within our power to change.
Please help our little friends.
Learn more and TAKE ACTION.
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Many pesticides have been found to cause grave danger to our bees, and with the recent colony collapses in Oregonit’s time to take a hard look at what we would be missing without bee pollination.

In just the last ten years, over 40% of the bee colonies in the US have suffered Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Bees either become so disoriented they can’t find their way back to their hives and die away from home, or fly back poison-drunk and die at the foot of their queen. There are many arguments as to what is causing CCD, but the most logical and likely culprit is the increased usage of pesticides by the likes of Monsanto and others.

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A study by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has labeled one pesticide, called clothianidin, as completely unacceptable for use, and banned it from use entirely. Meanwhile, the U.S. uses the same pesticide on more than a third of its crops – nearly 143 million acres.
Two more pesticides linked to bee death are imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam. These are also used extensively in the US, while elsewhere, they have been taken out of circulation.
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List of Crop Plants Pollinated by Bees

While we don’t need bees to pollinate every single crop, there is just a brief list above of some of the foods we would lose if all our bees continue to perish.

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If one of your favorites is on the list above, you should consider becoming a bee activist.

Tell the EPA to ban neonics: www.foe.org/epa-bees

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It’s all over the world. News from Scotland:

A survey, run by Strathclyde academics on behalf of the Scottish Beekeepers’ Association, indicated 31.3 per cent of managed honey bee colonies in Scotland failed to survive last winter — almost double the previous year’s loss rate of 15.9 per cent.

Dr. Alison Gray and Magnus Peterson, of Strathclyde’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics, warn the figures ought to be of major concern because bees play a pivotal role in crop pollination, agricultural yields and, therefore, food supply and prices.

Last winter’s figures represent 156 colonies lost during the winter of 2012-13, out of a total of 498 colonies being managed by beekeepers taking part in the survey. Furthermore, 67 of the 117 beekeepers who provided useable data reported losing at least some of their colonies between 1 October 2012 and 1 April 2013.

Dr. Gray said: “This is an extremely high loss rate.

“In fact, the loss rate last winter is the highest we have found since these surveys began in 2006 — and is similar to that over the winter of 2009-10, when we estimate that 30.9 per cent of colonies were lost. Results from European colleagues conducting similar surveys show that the loss rate in Scotland is amongst the highest in Europe this year, while similarly high losses have been reported recently from England and Wales.”

Full Read: http://apisuk.com/Bees/2013/09/news-%E2%80%93-increasing-numbers-of-honey-bees-died/

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IN THE USA, Ask your Congressional Representatives to support H.R. 2692 to ban neonics: http://bit.ly/PollinatorBillIN CANADA, sign this petition: http://elizabethmaymp.ca/get-involved/ban-neonicotinoids/AND PLEASE, tell Home Depot and Lowes‘ CEOs to stop selling plants pre-treated with bee-killing neonic pesticides: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/home-depot-and-lowes#SaveTheBees #bees #pollinators #food #pesticides #neonicotinoids #neonics #gmo #CCD #ColonyCollapseDisorder #EPA #HR2692 #SavingAmericasPollinatorsAct #HomeDepot #Lowes ##LowesHomeImprovement #gmofreeusa
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We ALL are ONE!!
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Bees Dying Off, Colony Collapse

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Imagine a world without bees

Imidacloprid is the most widely used insecticide in the world and Bayer´s best-selling pesticide (2009 sales: €606 million). The substance is often used as seed-dressing, especially for maize, sunflower and rapeseed. The beginning of the marketing of imidacloprid coincided with the occurrence of large bee deaths, first in France, later on also in many other European countries, Canada, the US and Brazil.

After huge bee mortality in Germany in 2008 which was shown to be caused by neonicotinoid pesticides the Coalition against Bayer Dangers accused the Bayer management of downplaying the risks of imidacloprid, submitting deficient studies to authorities and thereby accepting huge losses of honey bees in many parts of the world. At the same time, German authorities imposed a ban on the use of imidacloprid and its successor product, clothianidin, on maize. Italy and Slovenia imposed a similar ban.

In France imidacloprid has been banned as a seed dressing for sunflowers (since 1999) and maize (since 2004). In 2003 the Comité Scientifique et Technique, convened by the French government, declared that the treatment of seeds with imidacloprid leads to “significant risks for bees”. The consumption of contaminated pollen can cause an increased mortality of care-taking-bees.

When individual bees were exposed to sublethal doses their foraging activity decreased and they became disorientated, which researchers concluded “can in the course of time damage the entire colony”. Clothianidin was never approved in France.

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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