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I Want to Help the Honey Bees

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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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    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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    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...
    tenderandstrong tenderandstrong 61-65, F Jul 25, 2013

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    Save The Honey Bees

    I want to help the honey bees, now I'll be honest, I don't know how to help them but I want to at least try. because with out honey bees, what would we pour on our flap-jacks in the mornings?...So we must do our very best to save this little delicious syrup giving bees.~Save the...
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M Sep 2, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Bee Mine

    Be my be my honey bee, oh baby mine..... We must fund research to find the cause of colony collapse. If the bee's all die, humankind may soon follow. peaceout
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 2, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    As A Child

    I feel a special kinship with bees. I don't know why, I could never explain it, but I have always felt it. When I was a small child, 0-3 years of age, I lived in California with my grandmother. She had a rose bush in her front yard that would swarm with bees every spring and...
    eternallighttraveller eternallighttraveller 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 25, 2010

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    I Will Help The Honey Bees!

    Lots of people HATE honey bees, but I don't see why. They will only harm you if you harm THEM. They don't WANT to harm you... because if they sting, they die. That's how it works for a bee. WASPS will harm you if you slightly annoy them, and won't die the first time they sting...
    TrickyUnicornSerenade TrickyUnicornSerenade 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2012

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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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    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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    Like Honey Bees

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    lostentranslation lostentranslation 36-40 Jun 8, 2013

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    News to Me..

              I want to help save the honey bees. For if lost there would not be any plant life. Bees are beneficial to pollinating my fruits and vegetables. And of course making honey. I will do my part to help the populations.
    cjpsf5 cjpsf5 41-45, M 16 Responses Jul 21, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Power To The Buzzers

    From what I have been reading, there are a number of reasons, all contributing to the loss of honey bees. From all the chemicals used on plants, to invading insects, to climate changes, to a fungus. At a lecture that I went to back in the summer we were told, for our area, the...
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2009

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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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    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 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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    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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    Bees and Frogs Aren't the Only Ones

     Article: Survey Finds 'Bleak Picture' for World's Mammals                                                              ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 6, 2008

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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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    Without Thee

    Without thee we surely shall die Who will pollinate our crops and where will we find honey? peaceout
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 8 Responses Jul 17, 2009

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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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    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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    First Bee

    we may have been told about the bees' aid in pollination,but when I finally saw a bee (just one,but i looked at it for a long time )in our little garden,which i sort of take care of, it made me think,"wow, this bee went here,must have found something useful in my garden" :D
    beebuzz beebuzz 26-30 1 Response Sep 14, 2012

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    Real Me!

    Shyness, I'm real shy, introverted one might say. It's not my best quality but it's a quality non-the-less. Smartness, I'm not saying I'm a braniac but my friends do, so who knows? (except when it comes to math) Friendly nature, Once I get to know someone, and feel comfortable to...
    princeghartey71 princeghartey71 22-25, M Jun 3, 2012

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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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    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 2 Responses Nov 8, 2012

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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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    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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    Good Haiku Borrowed From The Great Writers Of 'fight Club'...

    worker bees can leave even drones can fly away the queen is their slave
    anenome anenome 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 6, 2012

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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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    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 Don't Understand

    What will we do without them? Will we depend on other insects, birds, the wind to pollinate......and if the honey bee population is dwindling, is that a representation of humanity? Our eminant danger to nature is terrifying.
    LKB4ULP LKB4ULP 31-35, F 4 Responses May 10, 2012

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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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    What Do The Taliban And Abbott Have In Common?

    β€œIn 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 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 26, 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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    I Do Too.......

    The really weird thing is.............I hate bees. lol. Well, that's not completely true... I hate wasps & hornets. I love bumbles....they're so cute. So I guess honeybees aren't bad.........Although I'd hate to run into an africanized hive. Yeah, definitely be runnin' for my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 13, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Okay, this is going to sound crazy, but have you ever fed bees?? You get a bottle of honey and put a little dab of it on flowers near them and they stick out their cute little...
    tormi tormi 16-17, F Mar 23

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    I don't know what it is about me, but people just institutionally turn against me for reasons I never find out, if the person ever actually knows why they hate me. Every time. I...
    faeriefate faeriefate 18-21 Mar 23