I have tried, during the last few years, to grow more 'bee-friendly' flowering plants, and saw some bees during this last disastrous summer, despite the rain.
Well done you Sylvia - our bees seem to be thriving despite the poor summer. But almost all the honey has had to be left for them to eat for this coming winter. They deserve it though. Fascinating creatures and so clever.
Enough with the poisons already!
nobees no life
Poisons that kill insects will kill us. Anyone who has learned about Integrated Pest Management knows this or should. We're in a new century, we should know better.
we need the honey BEE'S SAVE THEM!!!
Both Albert Einstein and Rudolf Steiner declared in public speaches that humanity has got 5 years of survival by the time bees will be estinct. Let's keep a very strong point on the banning of such pesticides.
Keep the bee natural our children eat the bee honey! uh! Im not even a rocket man!!!!
Oh my Im not even smart and can get this one!!! Oh my am i saying Im domb? Nooo
Im just not a rocket scientists!
Uh dumb! Ha! :)
It is not just about the sweet honey. We need the bees to cross pollinate our fruit trees and plants. Everyone has a purpose no matter how little they are. As for the bees they are very important for our survival.
Yes it is.... it is so sad to see all the damage that we are still doing.
we must do our very best to stop the decline of our pollinators,, future generations rely on us to take care !!!
Manon Menard-Adams YES AND THE FAT CATS DO NOT CARE ABOUT IT EITHER... AS LONG AS THEY GET THERE PROFITS...
It would be good to know the cut off date for this petion - a lot of petitions keep circulating and getting signed long past their sell-by date. Petition fatigue can set in if one discovers ones self wasting time with an old poetition...so this information [a date] needs to be in the first 3 paragraphs of page 1.
It states the days left above the signature timer (top right) - it's clear for all to see. Today 01/07/13 it shows 355 days left. :)
agree about the petitions and wot u saying. BUT the bees wont be old news
Please Please everyone read this.
Many of us fought to have a ban in the Uk and Europe. We supposedly won. But the ban is a total sham.
The ‘ban’ doesn’t come into force until December. By then most if not all farmers will have purchased their chemical coated seeds for next year.
They are only banning 3 of the neonicotinoids. There are others, which will not be banned.
They are only being banned from using on pollinating plants, so will still be used on other crops, meaning that there...
They are only being banned from using on pollinating plants, so will still be used on other crops, meaning that there will continue to be residues on the land. And it is not known how long residues last for.
There is no ban on all the other insecticides, which may also be having a detrimental effect on all bees and other pollinating insects.
New studies show that not only are bees are being affected, but hoverflies and lacewings too. So the notion by many folk that there are other insects, which can go on pollinating, is false.
We have had the most amazing apple blossom this year, yet very few bees working it – one or two here and there. The same with comfrey, which would normally be humming with bumble bees. We in the Uk have had a very long winter, and still a cool spring. Indeed, the coldest spring in 50 years. This has undoubtedly has had a serious effect on bee populations of all kinds. Undoubtedly too, they have been weakened by chemicals.
Think about it seriously. Insecticides do that – kill insects! So...
Think about it seriously. Insecticides do that – kill insects! So what can we expect – dead bees, dead hoverflies, dead lacewings….. all for the sake of money and power.
The same people are pushing to ban all seeds that are not controlled by Monsanto and the other chemical industries, so that we have to use their genetically modified seeds, which will only grow by using their chemicals.
The same people who are trying to ban the use of homeopathy, herbs and other forms of natural healing, so that we are all hooked on to their drugs.
Part three: Please, everyone wake up to what is happening. These multinational companies are after world domination and politicians are falling over backwards to oblige.
So true.. we are not talking politics, but life as we know it.
befor its too late if it already isn't!!
pitty its only us saying stop,our com sold us out years ago,id love to say enjoy the ride ,but i know we will not.
Yes It is a case of tunnel vision with some of the bureaucrats. There is no thought about the wider implications.
thank you all for your responses, i have only found them as only John's was fed back to me. I am a member of the Wedmore Green Group here in England, and we lean on our 'poly-tishons' (oh, a species of parrot!!!!!!!!). perhaps you have local pressure groups you can work with, or join to help the cause. Or even start one yourselves. Just a thought. You can look up our website and get ideas. i wish you all well. melvyn ps i will be happy to hear from you.
Bees are essential!!! We must stop killing off the bees! Without bees there would be no flowers, fruits or vegetables. Nature is a delicate balance. Every species has a purpose.
we can't allow the bee populaton to fade away...
says who? the bee-suicide-killer-commandos doing chemical warefare?
as written by LAOTSE-BEE in an exchange note to EL HUNNEWAPP