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  1. Pamela L. Williams
    In 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.
    Pamela L. Williams
    The Buzz About Colony Collapse Disorder
    www.nrdc.org Bees keep dying at record rates, putting our food supply at serious risk. Here’s how you can help take the sting...


    Deb Helfrich
    08/10/2016 #1 Deb Helfrich
    Thanks, Pam. This is such an important initiative, as insecticides are a major piece of this puzzle and one we can easily put a stop to and measure the results.
  2. ProducerPamela L. Williams
    World Honey Bee Day
    World 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...


    Pamela L. Williams
    21/09/2016 #34 Pamela L. Williams
    thanks for the thought David, I'll consider it.
    Charles David Upchurch
    20/09/2016 #33 Charles David Upchurch
    #32 That's a startling revelation, @Pamela L. Williams. Perhaps you could write a separate article about that?
    Pamela L. Williams
    20/09/2016 #32 Pamela L. Williams
    #31 Agreed Denita. People don't realize just how much of that poison is going into our environment. I know; I used to work for a company that manufactured it.
    Denita Dickson
    19/09/2016 #31 Denita Dickson
    Agreed, and don't forget about Glyphosate surprisingly found in the honey. I think Glyphosate will be this generation's DDT.
    Andrew Porter
    23/08/2016 #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!
    Pamela L. Williams
    23/08/2016 #29 Pamela L. Williams
    #22 I have to admit; it didn't take a lot of research to do this, most I had from a previous post and a research paper I did for my Masters. Is that cheating LOL!
    Pamela L. Williams
    23/08/2016 #28 Pamela L. Williams
    #23 Thanks for stopping to visit the Bees Jim! I'm glad you enjoyed the post.
    Pamela L. Williams
    23/08/2016 #27 Pamela L. Williams
    #26 Thanks Andrew! I knew you'd find your way here! Bees and flowers just have to go together! It makes me proud that someone as knowledgeable as you approves of my post. I want to reshare so everyone will see your links!!
    Andrew Porter
    22/08/2016 #26 Andrew Porter
    What 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.
    Charles David Upchurch
    22/08/2016 #24 Charles David Upchurch
    #15 @Rebecca Brockway, I applaud you and your family for not becoming apiphobes, despite your very real anaphalactic concerns. I, too, have an Epi-kit (2 pens) for my son. Respect of real danger is far better than paranoia or unreasonable fears.
    Jim Cody
    22/08/2016 #23 Jim Cody
    Wow! @Pamela L. Williams fun and interesting facts. 🐝🐝🐝 Bees pollinate approximately 80 percent of our flowering crops.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    22/08/2016 #22 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    A beeworthy post @Pamela L. Williams. Thank you for researching your subject and presenting a well written and informational article.
    Pamela L. Williams
    22/08/2016 #21 Pamela L. Williams
    #20 Aha, read below the video; I give suggestions :-) # 1 plant NATIVE wild flowers. The packets of wildflower seeds you can buy do not consider native flowers for a particular region.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    22/08/2016 #20 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Pamela L. Williams ...this is an incredible story. Something needs to be done to save the bees...the videos and research material have expressed urgency and it would be great if we can find a way to make a difference. Thanks for this.
    Lisa Gallagher
    22/08/2016 #19 Lisa Gallagher
    #18 I don't mind bats as long as they aren't in my house LOL. They do look like gremlins and yes, how fitting beBee and your interest in Bees!! Love it Pam!
    Pamela L. Williams
    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 :-)
    Lisa Gallagher
    22/08/2016 #17 Lisa Gallagher
    What 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!!
    Pamela L. Williams
    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 :-)
    Rebecca Brockway
    22/08/2016 #15 Rebecca Brockway
    Pamela: 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!
    Pamela L. Williams
    21/08/2016 #14 Pamela L. Williams
    #9 Thanks David. I did a research paper on CCD for a class in my Master program and that is how I became 'In' to bees long before beBee :-). There were a lot of videos and information I wanted to use but tried to keep it to a readable and enjoyable length.
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