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Dispatch from Devon

Posted by seumasach on March 28, 2010

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Matthew Engel

FT

27th March, 2010

Having decided that spring had finally sprung, Paddy Wallace zipped himself into his protective suit, grabbed his veil and headed off in his tractor round the country lanes of North Devon.

Wallace is the second-generation owner of Quince Honey Farm in South Molton, one of the biggest bee farms in Britain, and his mission was to assess the winter’s depredations. He has 1,500 hives spread around his neighbours’ fields in one of the most glorious symbiotic relationships in agriculture: he borrows a sliver of their land, and his bees pollinate their crops.

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Beekeepers march on Parliament to save hive populations

Posted by smeddum on November 5, 2008

Beekeepers march on Parliament to save hive populations
By Matthew Moore Telegraph
04/11/2008

In a move reminiscent of the surreal novels that came out of the oppression of the Stalin era, research is being demanded while undiscussed research is being ignored. The investigation into the effect of EMF on bees has constantly been scoffed at by referral to one report in the Independent whereby Dr Kuhn’s “hint” statement had to be withdrawn as it was not scientific. Meanwhile Dr Warnke’s yet to be refuted research is not even getting a hint of a mention.

Hundreds of beekeepers are to march through the centre of London to call for more funding for research into diseases that are devastating bee populations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mobile phones may be killing bees and causing human health problems

Posted by smeddum on October 23, 2008

Mobile phones may be killing bees and causing human health problems

• 23 Oct 2008 • euroweekly.news

This report greatly understates the evidence for EMF damage to bees and humans

BEE colonies are disappearing in worrying numbers throughout the world and beekeepers in America, the UK, Scotland, Germany Switzerland, Spain, Portugal and Greece are all seeing their hives vanish. When a hive’s inhabitants suddenly disappear, leaving only queens, eggs and a few immature worker bees, it is known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Usually there is an obvious reason for this, such as illness or attacks from predators. However, there doesn’t seem to be a straightforward answer for the current problem. Many of the beekeepers have also reported that other bees, animals and moths stayed away from the abandoned nests, which is not normal and may indicate a serious problem. Bees are one of the most essential insects on the human food chain. They are the main pollinators of hundreds of crops, nuts, flowers, vegetables and fruits. Albert Einstein once said that, if the bees disappeared, “man would have only four years of life left”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Industrial Nanotech Enters Agricultural Market With Solution to Multibillion Dollar Crop Crisis

Posted by smeddum on October 17, 2008

 

It remains to seen whether this product actually addresses Colony Collapse Disorder or merely some of the common problems that threaten bees such as the Varroa mite, and various bacterial infections, as the article tends to suggest. There is no discussion of the cause of CCD or electromagnetism. Those of us who have been following this crisis will hope that by some incredible piece of serendipity, that this coating offers a solution, but from a distance it seems highly unlikely

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (Pink Sheets: INTK), an emerging global leader in nanotechnology, announced today that the Company has launched a new patented product for the agricultural market which has been proven to provide a solution to the growing crisis that threatens 15 billion dollars worth of crops in the US and billions more worldwide. Failure to halt this decline has the potential to decimate agriculture and triple food prices. Potential revenue to Industrial Nanotech for this product is over 2.5 billion dollars US. Read the rest of this entry »

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