Karen Hayley
Karen Hayley

I agree with this petition n will gladly sign this. BUT..in the Country, in Texas where I live, 6 years ago, I almost died from KILLER BEES, small AFRICANIZED Crossed honey bees. I was attacked by a swarm, n bitten, over 200 times, hospitalized, the same day, two different incidents of bee attacks within 60 mile range, of Killer Bees, NOT honey Bees, someone tried 2 cross this species. These other incidents, both farmers died, trying to outrun these bees. Bitten only 25 to 30 times each....

I agree with this petition n will gladly sign this. BUT..in the Country, in Texas where I live, 6 years ago, I almost died from KILLER BEES, small AFRICANIZED Crossed honey bees. I was attacked by a swarm, n bitten, over 200 times, hospitalized, the same day, two different incidents of bee attacks within 60 mile range, of Killer Bees, NOT honey Bees, someone tried 2 cross this species. These other incidents, both farmers died, trying to outrun these bees. Bitten only 25 to 30 times each. Now Last week, I was on my riding mower, n a large swarm of HONEY BEES attacked me n my husband, he is a diabetic, n allergic, and I am allergic, now because of the first attack of Killer Bees. We now have a house full of hives, a storage house full, n you all say they are extinct? I did not know this was possible with so many colonies freely living here. I can not go outside my backyard in the daytime, without them attacking.I am going to have them safely removed somehow, any ideas??

Ben EJ Evans
Ben EJ Evans
  • Karen Hayley

A local beekeeper, for instance someone paid to provide pollinator services to fruit orchards, will be glad to remove any colony that has set itself up in an inconvenient place. I hope you can approach a local group rather than have them exterminated. Many thanks and good luck to you.

Karen Hayley
Karen Hayley
  • Karen Hayley

I will try, we are in the country, nearest large town is 100 miles away. The local Bee man, that has been servinging this area, exterminates them, and since these have gotten so aggressive, they got inside his bee suit, and he is not happy. He was stung bad, I am attempting to try Texas A&M University, and see if they will remove them. I will try everything I can to NOT have them exterminated, we have NO local bee keepers around, I thought of it, because this area is thick with bees, but I...

I will try, we are in the country, nearest large town is 100 miles away. The local Bee man, that has been servinging this area, exterminates them, and since these have gotten so aggressive, they got inside his bee suit, and he is not happy. He was stung bad, I am attempting to try Texas A&M University, and see if they will remove them. I will try everything I can to NOT have them exterminated, we have NO local bee keepers around, I thought of it, because this area is thick with bees, but I am reluctant because of the aggressiveness of them. But thank you for your concearn, I will truly try. My dog is being bitten in the mouth, trying to keep them away from me. Thanks again, Karen

Melvyn Firmager
Melvyn Firmager
  • Karen Hayley

That is awful Karen, we hear in the UK of these bees, the 'product' of man's daliance with nature, yet again!

Melvyn Firmager
Melvyn Firmager
  • Karen Hayley

When will we learn to stop messing around with things we don't understand, yet think we do!?? I wonder do killer bees produce honey, being from such stock? if so re-queening the colony with a passive honey queen bee might turn the colony back to normal in a matter of two of three months during the summer. worth checking this out. the problem is actually doing it without risking life of the beekeeper. I hate unnecessary killing, but it maybe the only way. as an ex-beekeeper i would be interested in knowing how you get on. keep well Melvyn

Bea M
Bea M

If we can't grasp the importance of bees in our environment, we're too ignorant to understand the consequences of being our own worst enemies.

Paul Hudon
Paul Hudon
  • Bea M

Bees are an important part of our creation, let us protect them from extinction, if we do not we will suffer. We cannot live with out them if you think this is possible then you do not know who and what you are.

Bea M
Bea M
  • Bea M

I think you need to re-read my post. I said what you said.

Jennifer Rae Ferrin
Jennifer Rae Ferrin
  • Bea M

They aren't only important to our habitat but they are important to every other living creature's habitat, is that something we want to take away from them?

Ben EJ Evans
Ben EJ Evans

USGS has produced Pesticide Usage Maps for 459 different pesticides from 1992 -2009. There is a startling correlation between maps for neonic usage and the collapse of bee and bird populations. Very powerful resource.
http://water.usgs.gov/nawqa/pnsp/usage/maps/compound_listing.php

Cathy JRosa
Cathy JRosa

We need the bees for everything , we need them for making flowers honey pollination, if we lose the bees this world is in servere trouble. Please help ,

Gloria Harbison
Gloria Harbison

I happen to have empathy toward the Bee-keepers in this world who have devoted their lives to a cause that makes so much difference to millions of people, people who love fruits and vegetables and the taste of honey which cannot be duplicated synthetically. We must find the chemicals that have as adverse reaction on Bee's and STOP USING IT.

Hari Shankhar Manandhar

Ecology is important factor for sustainable development

William Kelly
William Kelly

Bees+many other insect-type creatures are necessary for the plant functions to work properly...WE NEED BEEs to CROSS-POLLINATE the plants and make their HONEYs!!! We ALL NEED to Help the Bee RETURN!! =)

Pam Paramino
Pam Paramino

If I can do anything to help this world I am happy to do it!

Kristin Russ
Kristin Russ

I have known about the bees plight for a while. So thank you Nina for calling our attention to the importance of Bees - especially to those who do not even realize the critical role Bees play. Go Nina - Your cousin K

M Raghavendra Rao
M Raghavendra Rao

The effect of toxins known to mankind, there is hardly anything to educate on them. Just eliminate usage of toxins which has other side effects that affects the survival of this universe.

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