Copaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1088 times:
Global Warming is so overblown. I like it how people like Al Gore, Sheryl Crow, and Larry David's wife, Leonardo Dicrapio, and the like tell us how we should trim down our energy consumption when they are the ones flying in Private jets, driving low MPG vehicles like Hummers, Land Rovers, and fast cars, and live in giant houses.
And if things get warmer, so be it. It'd be awesome if Eureka had the climate of Honolulu or even San Diego.
Beaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1037 times:
Our two cherry-trees had plenty of flowers this spring but not enough fruit - a clear indication the bees are becomming rarer.
In large areas in Europe some special fertilizers and agricultural sprays are being indentified as the main reasons.
But the manufacturers (Bayer ) claim-of course- it's not their fault but the fault of some other phenomena which thay can't identify.
It's all B.S. -their agents in question ( Gaucho et Regent-TS® ) have been tested by many independent laboratories and clearly are a powerful toxin for bees.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13279 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 991 times:
I also tend to believe that the loss of honeybees - as much as 70% in some parts of North America - is mainly due to the use of certain complex agricultural chemicals. Some blame may be from the use of artifically engineered seeds. Some small but inconclusive studies suggest that the increasing use of cell/mobil telephones may be screwing up the internal radar of honeybees so they get lost and die. There are a number of studies and investigations underway, but their results may also be inconclusive or may lead to ways to deal with the issue that may not be economically viable or too late There is no real alternative to honeybees to pollinate many food plants and their loss will mean much higher prices.
Go3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 941 times:
Whatever happened to the killer bee scare of a decade or so ago? I remember them showing the projected timeframe that they would show up where I live. That would have been a few years ago, but haven't heard anything about it in quite sometime.
It is a good thing for those of us who are allergic to bees. I happen to hate this time of year although I love the weather. This time of year, it's really nice out, but I have to be very careful when I go outside because if I get stung, I will suffer an allergic reaction, and could die. I have to make sure that I have an Epi Pen with me whenever I'm outside now. And when I work airshows with Civil Air Patrol, I have to keep my uniform sleeves rolled down for my own safety.
We have the whole bee genome coded. It is just a matter of start cloning. If we would get a bit more freedom with stem cell research we would be further ahead in saving species by genetically manipulating them. Easy and effective.