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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

The US Post Office is all about Buzzzzz

Posted Thursday, August 3, 2017, at 9:48 AM
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  • Hey, Steve. If you are going to tell us about the bees, can you also tell us about the birds?

    -- Posted by fair share on Thu, Aug 3, 2017, at 12:28 PM
  • I still pay my bills the "snail mail" way, so I can't wait to buy some of the new bees stamps! hp

    -- Posted by horsepoopperson on Thu, Aug 3, 2017, at 1:19 PM
  • Putting bees and birds together can get controversial, so I try to avoid the combination fair share. :-)

    We will get some just for "getting some" but I am sure Deb will use them as well.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Aug 3, 2017, at 1:24 PM
  • Would you like some good news for a change, Steve? Bee populations are up in 2017. They are not out of the woods, but there have been positive signs this year.

    -- Posted by lazarus on Sat, Aug 5, 2017, at 3:57 PM
  • That IS encouraging. A particular type or all in general?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Aug 5, 2017, at 6:43 PM
  • The honeybees in particular. Good news on any ecological front is a rarity.

    The tough news is, the rebound of bees is due to.... wait for it.... government regulation. It seems that a class of insecticides called neonicotinoids was connected to the colony collapse disorder in some way that we apparently still do not understand. None the less, in Europe and in the US the stuff was banned. Bee populations, being that bees are insects, fortunately have the ability to rebound pretty fast. Hopefully we will not return the neonicotinoids to the market during our orgy of deregulation.

    -- Posted by lazarus on Tue, Aug 8, 2017, at 7:25 AM
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