Jo-Anne West Lewis
Jo-Anne West Lewis

The bees, small as they are, are a CRUCIAL factor in the continued sustainability of the planet.

Alma Goodwin
Alma Goodwin
  • Jo-Anne West Lewis

No to killer sprays, beause we need these busy bees to pollenate the flowers of our essential fruit and vegetables, and collect the nectar for honey.

Elaine Gregory
Elaine Gregory
  • Jo-Anne West Lewis

We're living in an increasingly toxic planet; we need to take action now.

Jim E Crawford
Jim E Crawford
  • Jo-Anne West Lewis

The bees are vitally important to the survival of us as a species. The bees go so do humans.

Jo-Anne West Lewis
Jo-Anne West Lewis
  • Jo-Anne West Lewis

The bees, small as they are, are a CRUCIAL factor in the continued sustainability of the planet.

Jo-Anne West Lewis
Jo-Anne West Lewis
  • Jo-Anne West Lewis

KEEP up the NECESSARY work! My nephew in Goleta - outside of Sta. Barbara raises them too...and is VERY concerned.

Jennifer Frendo
Jennifer Frendo
  • Jo-Anne West Lewis

I wish I could raise bees and a few other animals, however, I have no land and live in a populated town!

Florintina Pop
Florintina Pop
  • Jo-Anne West Lewis

Keep wishing. In one day...can be real.

Shelley Foster
Shelley Foster
  • Jo-Anne West Lewis

They are part of our environment. Without them as with many if not most, life as we know it would change for the worse. More people dying of cancer etc etc you get the BIG PICTURE here?

Nigel G Goodman
Nigel G Goodman

No bees means no food

Margaret Girle
Margaret Girle

That must have been a terrible experience Karen. Having only ever experienced the occasional Honey Bee sting, I can only imagine how terrifying it was. As an artist who paints very large works of nature, I have quite often painted bees on the flowers and the aim has been to inspire people to appreciate bees. I am all for signing the petition and I think the land reclamation is one of the most wonderful projects for all concerned. A few like that here in Australia could work well.

Andrew Moore
Andrew Moore

They are a vital species, in our biosphere, without them we would starve in a few years. Insects are all very important components in the micro ecosystem.

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 Ferrin
Jennifer 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?

Wendy Manson-Myers
Wendy Manson-Myers

If bees go extinct, so do we!

Emily Clear
Emily Clear

IT IS ALL PART OF LIFE THE SMALL THINGS HAVE A BIG PART

Graeme Lahman
Graeme Lahman

I enjoy gardening and eating the fruits from the grade. Bees are an essential part of the environmental chain.

Paul Hudon
Paul Hudon
  • Graeme Lahman

Let us start to be a responsible global world, here is a place to start, let us do it come on.

Maha Hazineh
Maha Hazineh

عندنا نحن المسلمون والحمد لله سورة خاصة اسمها سوررة النحل ترقيمها بين السور 16 وترقيمها بين الاجزاء 14 والايات 67الى 69 تقول بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم ((واوحى ربك الى النحل ان اتخذي من الجبال بيوتا ومن الشجر ومما يعرشون (.

Maha Hazineh
Maha Hazineh
  • Maha Hazineh

حبيبتي انت فدوى شفتك تكتبي وان بعدني اكمل الكتابة بس انا بدي احد اقوى واشطر باللغة الانجليزية يريهم جزء من نفع القان الذي يدنسونه ويمزقونه اللهم مزقهم اشتاتا هؤلااء اللذين يتطاولون ويستكبرون على ديننا وقراننا اللهم ارنا فيهم عجائب وعظيم قدرتك

Good is Planet Earth
Good is Planet Earth
  • Maha Hazineh

from google translate Maha Hazineh · Jerusalem, Israel
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Maha Hazineh · Jerusalem, Israel
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from google translate Maha Hazineh · Jerusalem, Israel
The verse which followed 69 says (and then eat of all fruits فاسلكي ways of your Lord ذللا emerges from their bellies a drink of varying color wherein is healing for men that in order to state for those who reflect) great truth of God tell Thankfully Allz teaches and literature and guided us to all utilitarian in
Maha Hazineh · Jerusalem, Israel
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