Beekeeping forum: Link to AP article on Bee die-off

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Name: Claud
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saltmarsh
Jan 6, 2012 6:45 AM CST
Useful information on hive decline: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20120105/D9S2GKUO0.html

Name: Margaret
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Mindy03
Jan 6, 2012 6:56 AM CST

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Thank you for the link Claud and welcome to the beekeeping forum.

Apparently this parasite fly is just recently making the news and all of the information is pretty much the same.
We have been discussing this subject recently in this thread.
The thread "Honey bee Pests" in Beekeeping forum
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Aug 17, 2013 4:23 PM CST
Looks like this isn't helping things either:

http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action3/common/publ...
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Aug 18, 2013 9:42 AM CST
Both very good articles. Poor bees.
Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Mar 3, 2014 12:52 AM CST
This article makes sense to me! I've been avoiding the high fructose corn syrup myself and I think it's helping my health. And if it helps humans to avoid it, it would be even more important for bees.
http://phys.org/news/2013-04-high-fructose-corn-syrup-tied-w...
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Margaret
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Mindy03
Mar 3, 2014 7:48 AM CST

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Corn syrup simply does not have the nutritional benefits that honey does. If it did people would be using it like some of us use honey.

Robbing bees of all of their honey is simply dumb. That greed costs the beekeepers in lost hives at the expense of hard working honey bees.
Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Mar 3, 2014 12:32 PM CST
I agree
We're starting to get a bit more things blooming and as spring revs up, the bees will be on their own their own soon. My plum tree is starting to bloom now, for one thing! Hurray!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad

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