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I Want to Help the Honey Bees

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    Please Support This Petition

    https://www.openpetition.de/petition/online/hilfe-fuer-die-honigbiene-nein-zum-bienensterben ''They are dying silently. World-wide. Billions of beens and our whole food chain is endangered. But a world-wide prohibition of a certain group of pesticides could save the bees before...
    alienated92 alienated92 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 20, 2013

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    Beesy Life

    Bees begin their life, by cleaning out their cell right away. Then their task is to clean out the hive. Dragging material out, as well as cleaning the queen. Each day they leave the hive to fly a certain distance to strengthen their wings. As they become stronger their duties...
    dirtfirst dirtfirst 18-21 Sep 30, 2012

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    Honey Doesn't Grow On Trees! Have You Heard of Ccd?i

    OK.  So honey has become a staple in my life as I have gotten older.  Recently, I started hearing talk about crazy things happening with bees. Now I am a child of the X-Files generation, so my first thought of bees immediately moved to the fact that the...
    jtfwall jtfwall 26-30 21 Responses Feb 7, 2009

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    We Gotta Help Them

                                  Please all of you join in our fight to help save the bees! We have to help them our crops depend on it...
    flourlady111 flourlady111 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 10, 2009

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    I Dont.

    EW **** these *************. they are annoying as ****. I hate them and i hate wasps. They are so annoying..always making their nests in places that they don't belong. The buzzing noises..ugh. they are always flying around pestering me. They ******* hurt when they sting..and they...
    Angelwithbrokenwingsxo Angelwithbrokenwingsxo 18-21, F May 18, 2013

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    Little One ?

        The fragility of life fierce in it's ignorance unknown the bright triumphs bewildered defeats needing all light in full spectrum goodness spiral of life has always reigned supreme now we scrabble for wild explanations and all the while the honeybee...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 34 Responses Aug 26, 2008

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    Beehive

    I've been wondering this for a while: would starting up my personal beehive help boost the bee population? I already grow and buy organic and have bee-friendly flowers in my garden, but not only could I have the benefit of delicious homegrown honey, but I could possibly boost the...
    charbakes charbakes 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2013

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    Honey Bees and Cell Phones

    Hey all. =) I talked to EPjake about what I heard concerning this. I'm not entirely sure how much truth there is in it, but I'm going to look it up. I was also wondering if anyone here already knows about it.... I heard (from a source I don't remember) that the reason bees...
    Brieks07 Brieks07 22-25, F 10 Responses Sep 10, 2009

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    They Survived Another Winter

    I finally got to go out to my country home & check on my Honey Bees for the first time this year.Looks like all three colonies made it through the winter. Scrappers broke in & stold my smokers, so I braved it &  cracked the hives  without smoke to calm them.I got stung a number...
    tinymuel tinymuel 46-50 Apr 22, 2013

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    The Bees Are Our Future

    The bees are our future. We need the bees. Thanks to humans, in the main, now bees need us. Some people can be bee keepers, but for many that's not possible. I plant bee friendly flowers all over the garden- lavender, scabious, poppies, honeysuckle. cosmos, lupins, borage and...
    SkyeLarke SkyeLarke 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2013

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    When The Bees Go....we Go!!

    It is a fact, when the bees die off, who is left to pollinate the trees, and plants? Nature is being destroyed on a daily basis, she has given all she can. I am in my 60's and when I was a child the yards were full of buzzing bees. An old timer told us when the bees are gone...
    wymonia wymonia 66-70 4 Responses Dec 17, 2012

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    Bees.... my source of inspiration.

    My muse is mead and I drink to broaden my capacity to deal with..... wait now.... I don't need a reason or excuse to enjoy the nectar of the gods. I might add that if they die off the niche founded by man is done for. Farmers.... stop with the crazy high end pesticides and...
    nomad1966 nomad1966 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    Plant a Flower. Save a Bee!

    So I am now passionate about Colony Collapse Disorder aka CCD. It's amazing that this has been going on since the 1970s and it seems like it has only recently really made it into the public light.  I maybe be late to the game, but I have friends and I have a...
    EPjake EPjake 26-30, M 8 Responses Feb 12, 2009

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    Ayudame

    If you screamed for help because your entire species was being murdered by super secret ninja peeps. I would so help. Besides without the bees life has death..more than it already does. I can't help but to think Monsanto had something to do with this. Damn scientists! Monsanto is...
    RosaElaPilarGoens RosaElaPilarGoens 18-21, F Jul 9, 2013

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    Sign The Petition...

    Today, I received an email and I thought the information was important to share with everyone regarding the pesticide Clothianidin and bees.For those in the 'bee world', I would love to hear your comments on this matter. The email from CREDO stated that a blockbuster study...
    DreamWizard DreamWizard 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 18, 2013

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    Poor Bees

    What happened to them? I thought they seemed quite self sufficient with big stingers on their butts 🐝🐝🐝
    justmeand11 justmeand11 22-25 3 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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    Yesterday I was checking my FB page & one of

    the groups I follow, "The Humble Honeybee" had put up 2 pictures of an Observation Hive on a stand by a window. The link, http://bylers.tripod.com/index.htm was on it if anyone is interested in perhaps getting one.Hope I can attach these with my device.
    tinymuel tinymuel 46-50 1 Response Jun 6

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    Bees Are Incredible Creatures

    Google 'Bee dance' and have a read. Amazing. I kept bees for a short time and got to learn a lot. They recognize faces apparently, they will bump you to let you know it's time for you to leave and they make great honey.
    sp3gold sp3gold 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 15, 2013

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    Bee's Are Important

    we need them to help the plants grow they are our natures keeper to help the eco system to keep in balance
    kindhearted77 kindhearted77 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2012

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    Busy Bumblebees

    Plump black and yellow bumble bee, pollinating creature you are, always on the move, never an idle moment in your day, your fuzzy body tickles flowers, uncontrollable laughter, it ignites your hum-like buzzing voice, gently carries in still morning air, drifting through...
    alwaysfightingmyemotions alwaysfightingmyemotions 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 28, 2012

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    Natural Bee Raising

    Most of the honey bees are effected by parasites, heavily medicated, and starved for food, "honey" This is a pretty good article on natural bee raising from "Mother Earth News"   Keep Bees, Naturally! By M.E.A. McNeil If you’d like to...
    darwinsconfusion darwinsconfusion 56-60, M 8 Responses Oct 16, 2008

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    America Is One Bad Winter Away From A Food Disaster, Thanks To Dying Bees

    Posted from Quartz (www.qz.com)Written By Todd Woody @greenwombat May 6, 2013 Forget the plight of the polar bear for a moment and consider the coming collapse of the $30 billion honey bee economy in the US. Since 2006 honey bees responsible for pollinating more than 100...
    girlfancier girlfancier 61-65 2 Responses May 14, 2013

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    I'm A Beekeeper In Britain

    There's some very informative stories here, so I don't feel I need to write much. Here in UK bees are in crisis, and bees are dependent upon humans for their survival, which is a terrible situation to be in.I and most of my beekeeping friends keep the native British black bee...
    Liefluster Liefluster 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 6, 2010

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    I have decided the best way to help honey bees

    is to start a hive. So I did. I'm raising bees in a Top Bar Hive. I put three pounds of bees in my hive and Easter Sunday and four week later They have made ten combs and putting honey and laying eggs.My hive has an observation window so I can watch them at work in the hive...
    nvsweeper nvsweeper 56-60, M 7 Responses May 14

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    Beekeeping Merit Badge

    As you may be aware, Christopher Stowell, a Boy Scout and 14 year old beekeeper from Oklahoma, recently led a campaign to reinstate the Beekeeping Merit Badge. BSA recently announced its response to Christopher’s request, and the news is mostly good. While BSA is not...
    LonghornFan LonghornFan 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 14, 2010

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    Bees Are Cute!

    I don't want honey bees to become extinct because I think they are adorable! They have cute little fuzzy bodies and they hardly ever sting unless they feel extremely threatened. I work at a farm which has about 3 hives of honey bees. They have been slowly decreasing in numbers...
    LittleMissLucky LittleMissLucky 18-21, F Oct 15, 2010

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    What Do The Taliban And Abbott Have In Common?

    “In 2001 the world reacted with horror as it saw graphic film of the Taliban dynamiting the Buddhas of Bamiyan, two giant 6th-century statues of Buddha in central Afghanistan. Later the area's remaining archaeological treasures were included on the World Heritage List. In...
    BillyRo BillyRo 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 26, 2013

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    Here's Something I Have Learned About Honey Bees.

    Having grown up on a farm, I learned a lot about gardening and bugs and things like that....and one of the things I noticed is that a lot of vegetables and plants are claiming now to be self-pollinating. If that's true then we don't need honey bees anymore. Another factor in the...
    Oldfarmer Oldfarmer 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 10, 2011

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    What'S The Latest On CCD?

    My dad thinks it's purely pesticides and I think it's a mix of pesticides and hornets.However, my dad says it's only a breed of hornet found in Japan that attacks bee hives. Plus it seems like if my theory had any credence they'd be finding dismembered corpses in the hives...
    memitch memitch 31-35, T May 26, 2013

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    Yes...

    I find them quite adorable. Saw some the other day, just buzzing around. Forgot how big they were though.
    KoriOkami KoriOkami 22-25, F Apr 14, 2013

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    Help SAVE the BEES. They are dying in record

    numbers from pesticides. Pesticides BANNED in other countries but America....keeps selling them! ! ! 303,360 Signatures but we are looking for half a million! http://action.sumofus.org/a/home-depot-lowes-bees-neonicotinoids/6/3/?akid=5238.192859.fAlWee&rd=1&sub=mtl&t=4
    DreamWizard DreamWizard 41-45, F 3 Responses May 10

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    Sollux Captor...

    ...Would be all over this. I too, sympathise, and send nothing but positivity towards this cause. I do not mean to offend or spam or just pain annoy anyone here. But. Sollux Captor. I just had to say this. I will now take my leave.
    Feb 16, 2013

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    Im Crazy About Huney And I Wish I Could Help The Bees A Bitty More

    If there's one thing I'm absolutely crazy about it's huney (maybe for one exception like thyme honey..but then again thyme huney is good when you have bronchitis.. and maybe another exception for buckweat huney ..if i spelled it right.. but then again.. thats probably also good...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3, 2010

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    Wild Bee Nesting Blocks...

    If you would like to attract wild bees? What I like to use is a 12" or 18" or even a 24" long piece of (white cedar) 4x4" I drill 5/16 inch diameter holes about 6 inches deep spaced about 3/4's to 1" inch apart. You should mount the bee block at...
    darwinsconfusion darwinsconfusion 56-60, M 7 Responses Feb 17, 2009

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    The First Set of Bee Info

    i have been rasing and catching swarms for 5 plus years. i have pics too.       Honeybee...
    cindy420 cindy420 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2008

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    What Will Help?????

    Stop Monsanto....stop them from spraying a stronger form of Round UP on crops that are genetically altered to resist its killing properties but absorbed by the plant. It kills bees Stop spraying for mosquitoes with common pesticides for it also kills bees. Where is the uproar...
    WhiteRosesDelivered WhiteRosesDelivered 66-70, F Jul 25, 2013

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    Monsanto And Honey Bees

    (Monsanto is the main culprit, so I am saying "Monsanto" representing all the GMO labs.) Monsanto produces seeds that grow into plants Seeds from these Monsanto plants are sterile. This is so that the farmers are forced to buy Monsanto seeds. In the past farmers used to harvest...
    DuBois DuBois 26-30 3 Responses Nov 8, 2012

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    Love Those Honey Bees

    They are so cute and helpful. Save them all!
    CowardlyGirl CowardlyGirl 18-21, F Jul 7, 2013

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    I Want To Have A Bee Hive

    I want to help raise the population of bees. Bees are so essential to ecosystem. I have a grapevine that wont produce good fruit without bees. Maybe that's why vineyards have roses at each row of grape vines. Anyways I want to eventually build a hive so I can have honey and so...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2012

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    First The Bees, Then Us.

    The bees are dying because of the pesticides they spray on plants. Bees are small but they cannot handle such strong chemicals and die quick. I've been talking to a nutricionist, and based on the valuable information I am learning from her, is pretty ovbious they put a lot of...
    OoLunaoO OoLunaoO 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2013

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    Not Many Bees

    Last year there were far fewer honey bees in my garden than normal. Usually they are all over my garden but last year i saw one. This is quite frightening as we need them for pollination or what will happen.The only bees I had were the bumble bees and i had far more than usual...
    liquidamber liquidamber 51-55, F 4 Responses Jan 25, 2010

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    Like Honey Bees

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    lostentranslation lostentranslation 36-40 Jun 8, 2013

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    No Bees, No Honey.

    Ai used to look at this group and thought it was kind of silly. Until I read the news and feel sad for the poor bees. I can't imagine not being able to taste honey in the future.
    OoLunaoO OoLunaoO 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 9, 2013

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    Mankind: Intelligent Species Or End Of Our Evolutionary Branch.....

    This issue may be the perfect barometer or canary in the coal mine so to say to determine in advance of its occurrence, if mankind will be the end of our evolutionary branch or if we will move on to the next stage of enlightenment where we have moved beyond religion and live in...
    twoasone twoasone 41-45 1 Response Feb 16, 2013

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    Backyard Beekeeping

    Pity the authorities have so much rules and regulations regarding keeping of honeybees in urban areas. Totally impractical measures to take in order to comply with by-laws. Everyone should learn basic beekeeping at school, and every household must have a hive on the property. If...
    ryksteman ryksteman 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 26, 2012

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    Wondering What You Can Do to Help? Notes From the "Honey Bee" Help Squad

    So this is a story a few steps removed.  As we band together around helping these little guys in crisis, I got a not for JimJam10 who found a great article from The Guardian that outlined some great tips.  I figured I would take JimJam's lead and share with...
    EPjake EPjake 26-30, M 8 Responses Sep 10, 2009

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    I Want to Have Bees

    I really want to have a bee hive when I move to my new house but know I need to do a lot more research before I enter into this experience.  As I live in Australia I want to keep native bees.  I figure that if bees are struggling to survive in the wild then it can only...
    danielle17374 danielle17374 31-35, F 7 Responses Sep 15, 2008

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    U Of Maryland Scientists Discover Key To Bee Mass Death - And The News Is Bad

    As we’ve written before, the mysterious mass die-off of honey bees that pollinate $30 billion worth of crops in the US has so decimated America’s apis melliferapopulation that one bad winter could leave fields fallow. Now, a new study has pinpointed some of the probable...
    girlfancier girlfancier 61-65 2 Responses Jul 25, 2013

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    They Do So Much For Us.

    Honey and Royal Jelly.  These little creatures work so hard.  It would be a shame to see too much more harm come to them from humans.  My momma used to say, "Honey is the most pure of all foods."  This is a product that no matter how much it costs...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 22, 2009

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    Plant Native Flowers In Your Backyard

    I have planted about 1200 sqr ft of native prairie flowers and grasses in my backyard I get a TON of native bees there, great pollinating species I never knew existed before you can grow from seed for less expensive or find an native plant nursery nearby I ...
    soiboy soiboy 46-50, M 6 Responses Dec 20, 2009

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