- 08/10/2016In support of the wonderful Buzz about the humble bumble bee that has been occurring I thought I would offer the following link to those who really want to help limit the impact of Colony Collapse Disorder. The Natural Resource Defense Council has started a campaign to stop the use of neonicotinoids in the U.S. This pesticide has been banned in many European countries but the U.S. continues to import this bee killing chemical in large quantities, in addition to those companies who manufacture it here. Consider joining the NRDC campaign.The Buzz About Colony Collapse Disorderwww.nrdc.org Bees keep dying at record rates, putting our food supply at serious risk. Here’s how you can help take the sting...
- Producer20/08/2016World Honey Bee DayAs a site where the users refer to themselves as Bees I believe it appropriate that we should align ourselves with efforts to protect the bee populations of the world. An environmental scientist by education I try to stay apprised of environmental...
Comments23/08/2016 #30 Andrew Porter#27 No need to thank me Pamela, credit where credits due....it is a really good article, we are having the same problems with Bees, and the main problem which has now been highlighted is constant use of pesticides on oil rapeseed crops, which is one of the main attractions for Bee's, but there's still someway to go yet, hopefully the links will be of use for anyone wanting to help our embattled Bee's!22/08/2016 #26 Andrew PorterWhat an excellent Buzz @Pamela L. Williams highlighting the plight of one of our main pollinators the humble Bee, for those that may be interested here are some links, this first one is for using plants as natural remedies for repelling insects.... http://bestplants.com/plants-that-repel-mosquitoes/ this second link is for best plants that attract Bee's.... http://honeylove.org/top-30-flowers-for-bees/ and if people are unfamiliar with the terms of half hardy, annual or perennial for the best plants to attract Bee's then follow this link to a Buzz I did yesterday which should enlighten every novice.... https://www.bebee.com/producer/@andrew-porter/perennial-biennial-annual-a-quick-guide-for-the-novice I am always available if anyone may have any questions.22/08/2016 #18 Pamela L. Williams#17 The disease is called White Nose. I follow an national bat organization :-). I like bats too...There are some that look just like Gremlins! they're so cute.
I'm glad you like my post. I've enjoyed the engagement. I did something similar on LI last year and nada, zilch, nothing. I'm so glad I'm on beBee! My interest in Bees seems so natural all of a sudden :-)22/08/2016 #17 Lisa GallagherWhat an important message @Pamela L. Williams and I love the video Cheerios put out. We planted a lot of wildflowers the past 2 years and don't use only organic pesticides, we also grow vegetables and herbs (like dill, oregano, basil, parsley and more). We use organic on our veggies too. Bee's are vital to our ecosystem just like brown bats which became diseases and we've lost most of them in the NE States. I forget the name of the disease? Thanks for posting this!!22/08/2016 #16 Pamela L. Williams#15 Why thank you Rebecca! Though I would have some stiff competition for Queen on this site. So many brilliant Queens to be found here.
My nephew is allergic as well. He was stung for the first time while visiting me (about 5 years old). When he suddenly said he wanted to take a nap (he hated naps) and laid down and covered up with a blanket (it was 90 degrees outside) I got suspicious and went over and lifted his shirt. He was covered in welts. It took us all of 10 minutes to rush him to the hospital and he 'slept' until they gave him a shot of adrenaline. He was actually unconscious. He still carries an Epi Pen and this has been many many years.
Thank you for sharing on FB! We all need to spread the word about Bees and beBee :-)22/08/2016 #15 Rebecca BrockwayPamela: When my son was seven he decided to bee-come a "bee petter." Unfortunately, while engaged in this pastime, he was stung several times. We discovered he is very allergic to the sting of the honey bee. Consequently, my son now carries an Epi Pen. Nevertheless, we still love and value bees! I loved your very informative, well-written post about the plight of the honey bee! I shared the bee-autiful video on my fb timeline. I nominate you to bee-come beBee's official queen bee!