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Garden Gleanings - Possible reason for honey bees decline?Posted Monday, September 15, 2008, at 8:42 AM
For the longest time I blamed the reduction of honey bees on a tiny mite that was killing it from within the bee's airways. That still might be a factor, but here is another chilling possibility. http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/aug2008/...
It seems that a systemic insecticide has strong possibilities of killing 90 Billion bees in France and is used here in the good old U.S.A.
We used to think systemic insecticides only killed the bugs that ate the plant, but it now seems that the insecticide actually makes its way to the pollen and from there the bee.
Science is great, but why not work WITH nature to solve nature's problems. Synthetic pesticides and fertilizers may NEVER be worth the collateral damage they cause.
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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.
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