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I thought it was just simple media rumors, But I seen a commercial yesterday asking for help on our Honey Bee population.

They are simply dying off or the adult workers are flying away leaving the young behind. it will be a very seriuos problem if not figured out soon :'(

I googled it and found out it has happened before but not to this magnitude.

I really can't recall seeing alot of honey bees latley, been seeing a ton of wasp tho?

Just wondering if anyone here has heard or known about it.

weird and spooky

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I seem to recall something about that too but can't remember the facts.  

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They say it is because of our cell phone waves messing with them.  Not sure how or why but I recall hearing this theory before.

Many don't realize how crucial the honey bee is to agriculture.  

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 We live way out in the country and I noticed how each year there were fewer honey bees than the year before. Then for a couple of years there were literally none. I thought it was the problem of some kind of mite getting into the hives and killing the bees. This year seems like they had completely recovered :). From first warm spell of Spring they were everywhere. Even had stories on the news about huge swarms traveling to make new nests. Didn't think they swarmed unless too many for old nest :-/. Is this a new problem that's affecting them???

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We live way out in the country and I noticed how each year there were fewer honey bees than the year before. Then for a couple of years there were literally none. I thought it was the problem of some kind of mite getting into the hives and killing the bees. This year seems like they had completely recovered :). From first warm spell of Spring they were everywhere. Even had stories on the news about huge swarms traveling to make new nests. Didn't think they swarmed unless too many for old nest :-/. Is this a new problem that's affecting them???

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I always thought it was killer bees that swarmed and killer bees take a huge toll on honey bees also

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It's all due to the sub-prime mortgage mess.  

There was something on the news the other night about the ever increasing numbers of hives being foreclosed on.  Worker bees having to take second jobs to make ends meet.  Drones seen at highway exit off ramps holding signs that say:  "Will work for pollen, God Bless".  Several queens have been seen holding baby bees in their laps while they drive,  Partying late night at the clubs with Paris, interventions, rehab clinics....  it's getting really ugly to be a bee these days.  

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It's all due to the sub-prime mortgage mess.

There was something on the news the other night about the ever increasing numbers of hives being foreclosed on. Worker bees having to take second jobs to make ends meet. Drones seen at highway exit off ramps holding signs that say: "Will work for pollen, God Bless". Several queens have been seen holding baby bees in their laps while they drive, Partying late night at the clubs with Paris, interventions, rehab clinics.... it's getting really ugly to be a bee these days.

;D ;D This is funny as he!!

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It's all due to the sub-prime mortgage mess.

There was something on the news the other night about the ever increasing numbers of hives being foreclosed on. Worker bees having to take second jobs to make ends meet. Drones seen at highway exit off ramps holding signs that say: "Will work for pollen, God Bless". Several queens have been seen holding baby bees in their laps while they drive, Partying late night at the clubs with Paris, interventions, rehab clinics.... it's getting really ugly to be a bee these days.

LOL!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D

Actually, I've been seeing a bunch of bees latley............. :-? :-?

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MR, Don't know much about Killer Bees except how aggressive they are and moving North from South America :-/. When a hive starts getting too crowded the Queen will allow a queen larve to form, after reaching adulthood she will take part of the workers leave to make another hive. Nearing evening the Queen will stop and all the workers surround her for warmth. That's what you see in pics. of a big ball of bees. Actually had that happen in a tree behind our house one year. Really interesting creatures. Unbelievably important for our food crops!!!

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BTW If any of ya'll know different from this, please put in your $.02 ;)

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Pennsylvania is a key state for honey bees that are transported across the US to pollinate crops.  I've recently seen a special on Pennsylvania Public TV about this situation called CCD.  It now appears the culprit might be a recently developed class of insecticides called neonicotinoids, sprayed on practically anything that grows. It breaks down insects' immune systems, and causes memory loss and nervous system disorders that make insects quit feeding.  Unfortunately some of those insects are bees. Further implicating these insecticides is the fact that bees raised in organic environments are largely unaffected by CCD.

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They say it is because of our cell phone waves messing with them. Not sure how or why but I recall hearing this theory before.

Many don't realize how crucial the honey bee is to agriculture.

X 2. We talked about this in my Society and Technology class.

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I have twice considered to start a honey bee colony for a hobby, I just keep second guessing it. would love to have the honey, but with that many bees around me I might chicken out.

Bee's are a very important balance for nature.

Has anyone seen an increase in wasp? I have at our home. Way to many anymore.

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I don't think the cell phone wave radiation has anything to do with it.  I need concrete facts and evidence before I will accept a theory...the decrease in honeybees could be due to any factor.

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