"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left."
This reminds me of the movie The Happening.
snopes.com: Einstein on Bees
I wish the moderators would change the title of this topic to: What about the bees?
I didn't name this topic... These posts were moved out of another thread.
What's wrong with the current title? It's descriptive and one of my favorite Simpsons quotes. I don't think "What about the bees?" is any better, not that it even really matters.
I didn't realize that was a Simpson's quote.
EclipseZone - Eclipse Committer Profile Series: Kim Horne - September 2005
Hopefully this topic isn't perceived as gibberish now...I noticed your personal web site is titled "Bees are on the what now?". What's that refer to?
It's a line from The Simpsons. In this particular episode, Homer finds a load of sugar laying on the side of the road and takes it home. This causes bees from neighboring beehives to migrate to his backyard. Disgruntled beekeepers come looking for him, offering to to buy his sugar pile to get their bees back. Dimwitted Homer doesn't understand what they're saying and declares "Bees are on the what now?" I sometimes use the phrase when someone is talking to me and my brain utterly fails to understand their gibbering as intelligent speech.
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Honeybee Killer Found By Army and Entomologists - Scientists and Soldiers Solve a Bee Mystery
Well, they at least have a start on the solution.
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Wikileaks reveals to world that EPA allowed the killing of honey bees
Here are some excerpts from a leaked EPA memo showing that clothianidin, a pesticide used for crops such as corn, is highly toxic to bees:
I DO keep bees here on my property. It's good for my garden, it's good for the environment, etc. There are *definitive* theories as to why colonies have been collapsing, ranging from blaming chemicals to waves from cell phones. As far as I know, the discussion is ongoing.
The best thing you can do to help is to put a hive on your property. Even a small urban backyard can support a hive. Bees need about 5' around the hive to get up and over 'people height'. Bees don't require much attention. The other option is to check Craigslist. I've seen more than a few beekeepers look for a place to put their hives, with an offer to split the honey harvest with the property owner.
Just something to think about. You'll have a significantly more productive garden with a hive tucked away - and it really is something simple to do to help out with this true crisis.
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