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#174849 - 03/19/08 07:56 AM Re: honey bee safari [Re: twosleepy]
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
Non 'biological' beekeepers feed their bees on sugar in the
winter period. (Your pictures disappeared when you changed the url,I think, but thanks.The yellows are very beautiful).Your bees are darker than the ones we have here.Well there are many different species.
#175039 - 03/24/08 05:24 PM Re: honey bee safari [Re: BranShea]
I've never heard of beekeepers burning the hives at winter.
The beekeepers I've seen all keep the hives sheltered over the winter. No-one I've known purposefully harms bees, they sweep them out of the way when removing the hive top and these slats from the inside. If they are stung, the bee does die, but suprisingly (it was to me at least) they don't get stung all that often.
Why would we all die in four years if there were no more bees? Seems like a very large leap there.
#175042 - 03/24/08 05:35 PM Re: honey bee safari [Re: belMarduk]
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
I didn't bring it up. Seems like a large leap to me too, thinking about the fact that there are plants and fruits that are self pollinating and other insects that do their bit in this.
The concern is mostly coming from large scale producers. Glass house cultivaters and such. They buy bees by the crate indeed.
#175044 - 03/24/08 05:41 PM Re: honey bee safari [Re: BranShea]
Loc: this too shall pass
>very large leap there
I don't think it's meant to be a direct, causal relationship; but rather merely(!) says that if things get bad enough to kill all the bees, we won't be far behind.
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