Sylvia Schofield
Sylvia Schofield

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.

Judith Whiston
Judith Whiston
  • Sylvia Schofield

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.

Christina Kolarovski
Christina Kolarovski

Enough with the poisons already!

Rolo Lamf
Rolo Lamf
  • Christina Kolarovski

nobees no life

Audrey Borger
Audrey Borger

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.

Diana Demarest Nicklus
Diana Demarest Nicklus
  • Audrey Borger

we need the honey BEE'S SAVE THEM!!!

Melvyn Firmager
Melvyn Firmager

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...

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 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.

Melvyn Firmager
Melvyn Firmager
  • Melvyn Firmager

Part two:

Melvyn Firmager
Melvyn Firmager
  • Melvyn Firmager

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...

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 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.

Melvyn Firmager
Melvyn Firmager
  • Melvyn Firmager

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.

Arli Miller
Arli Miller
  • Melvyn Firmager

So true.. we are not talking politics, but life as we know it.

Deborah Harrell
Deborah Harrell
  • Melvyn Firmager

befor its too late if it already isn't!!

Pete Montgomerie
Pete Montgomerie
  • Melvyn Firmager

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.

John Wilson
John Wilson
  • Melvyn Firmager

Yes It is a case of tunnel vision with some of the bureaucrats. There is no thought about the wider implications.

Melvyn Firmager
Melvyn Firmager
  • Melvyn Firmager

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.

Abdully Said
Abdully Said

let God be the first then lest follow.

Vera Burroughs
Vera Burroughs
  • Abdully Said

Even god needs help lest why pray so much

Ronald Reiman
Ronald Reiman
  • Abdully Said

So that god know that his believers are faithful.

Abdully Said
Abdully Said
  • Abdully Said

thats the fact but God is knows everything and you have to get the help from Him all the time but try to remember that GOD help those who help themselves and who believe in him

Abdully Said
Abdully Said
  • Abdully Said

THAT'S TRUE @ Reiman

Abdully Said
Abdully Said
  • Abdully Said

thanks to all for your reply but am so sorry for the late response to them

Jacky Lloyd
Jacky Lloyd

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.

David Bethell
David Bethell
  • Jacky Lloyd

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. :)

Beverly Gannon
Beverly Gannon
  • Jacky Lloyd

agree about the petitions and wot u saying. BUT the bees wont be old news

Cindy Walintoekan
Cindy Walintoekan

we can't allow the bee populaton to fade away...

Ulrich Miller
Ulrich Miller
  • Cindy Walintoekan

says who? the bee-suicide-killer-commandos doing chemical warefare?
as written by LAOTSE-BEE in an exchange note to EL HUNNEWAPP

Alexander Federowicz
Alexander Federowicz

BioDynamic Farming solves the whole thing. Even the long dead soils of the Austrailian Outback deserts turn into fertile Black-Loamy-Rich Topsoil. The earthworms also apear in this soil like almost magic, showing that their eggs can last maybe 1000's of years?

Alexander Federowicz
Alexander Federowicz
  • Alexander Federowicz

Alexander Federowicz All of this is mainly Monsanto's doing. They also intentionly falsified their cancer tests for GMO foods, stopping at the 2 year mark, when continued all the lab animals died from huge tumors right after @ 2 years. So thats why they stopped the tests...

Pat Palermo Werner
Pat Palermo Werner

I garden organically.We live in a farming community in western NC, and there are many farmers here who are very aware of this serious problem. I happen to be designing a label for a client who is selling honey, and I have other dear friends who have their own hives. We need to solve this problem...for the sake of all living creatures who live on this planet.

Alex Mark
Alex Mark
  • Pat Palermo Werner

Done

Adele Wood
Adele Wood

Pollinators, people!

Greg Davenport
Greg Davenport
  • Adele Wood

Thanks Jeanne I signed

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