Daya Nikahetiya
Daya Nikahetiya

... it's the peak hour to understand the reality?

John Wesley Knuckey
John Wesley Knuckey

we need the honey for its wonderful healing powers.

Peter Finch
Peter Finch

Why is this important? Rural areas no longer provide safe ecosystems that can support bees. With the use of pesticides, chemical fertilizers, monocropping [vast fields planted in the same crop], and genetically altered crops, honey bees and native bees face an increasingly hostile environment. The solution is to bring bees into our urban areas where the variety of forage can not only sustain, but also strengthen them. It doesn't take much to learn to coexist with bees: they are docile...

Why is this important? Rural areas no longer provide safe ecosystems that can support bees. With the use of pesticides, chemical fertilizers, monocropping [vast fields planted in the same crop], and genetically altered crops, honey bees and native bees face an increasingly hostile environment. The solution is to bring bees into our urban areas where the variety of forage can not only sustain, but also strengthen them. It doesn't take much to learn to coexist with bees: they are docile and fascinating to watch, and those of us who garden will observe noticeable improvement in the health of plants well serviced by bees.

Reila Forbes
Reila Forbes

signed and shared.

Richard Grabe
Richard Grabe

The humble honeybee is taken for granted as a regular fixture in the garden. But imagine a world where we had to factor in human labour to pollinate our fruit trees. Fancy getting up each morning armed with a fine paintbrush and dabbing at blossoms all day? That's only one of many horticultural industries that rely on "free-bee" labour. In Parts of China they have holidays where the entire population, armed with feathers on sticks , pollinate entire valleys of blossoms. No more National Braai day for South Africa just be a bee for a day.

Maria Simeon-eigner
Maria Simeon-eigner

It Just Dosent' Make Sence To Me They Are Sick Humans That Have No Excuse.

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?

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?

Aindriu Macfehin
Aindriu Macfehin

I love bees.

Laura Macfehin
Laura Macfehin
  • Aindriu Macfehin

I bee-lieve they love you too.

Tracey Em
Tracey Em
  • Aindriu Macfehin

Fascinating.......thank you for that!

Mary Moore
Mary Moore
  • Aindriu Macfehin

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