Friday, March 23, 2007

Honey, Where are the Bees?

96% gone as of today, a new phenomenon on the sun today. Neo-nicotine combined with older layers of pesticide, beyond the honey bees, something is killing the pollinators. There goes bio-fuels, where goes the bee.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, I don't think pollination of corn (for bio-fuel) by bees is necessary. The rows are planted so so compactly that the pollen from the tassles on top "falls" onto the silks of the forming ear, pollinating the ear.

Unfortunately, if bees WERE required, then farmers might have been more bothered. Since the bees aren't necessary, the row farmers couldn't care less.


Thu Mar 29, 06:13:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Wonder said...

It is sugar cane in Brazil for ethanol, the name eludes me at the moment (I will be back) but somewhere (India maybe) a seed maybe also like a nut from a shrub or a tree are used to make bio-fuels. I haven't read up on what other plants produce combustible oils that are tamed to point corn has been, like a self replicating product once started. But generally the most used and available is soy products, and preferred in diesel. Damn shame the middle east is in so much du dust, the olive's.

anyway you made me look, so here
Soybean and Oilseed facts

Corn is on there.

Woe, did you read MJones, Hunt'son and on I know what my father did.

take care chigger

Thu Mar 29, 09:21:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Wonder said...

The pollinators are needed to make a seed, a bean, and most fruits and like you said most vegetables. The best at that job, are the honey bees, not the smell of gravity and/or the wind, however strong either gets. So maybe Where goes the wind, goes the corn. Then there is that thing, where goes the climate ... Korn

Thu Mar 29, 09:52:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in a very rural area in Iowa. The man who rents the land across from me has never met a chemical that he doesn't love, so more is better. I swear that I can tell the difference between corn years and bean years in my farm ponds that are substantially filled with water drained from those fields. Last year, a corn year, my cattails died. I also think the problem has been worse the last two or three yeas. I'm wondering if it has to do somehow with the genetically modified corn. I don't know, maybe that seed allows him to pour on more roundup.I also used to swin a lot im my oldest pond, but one year it was so hot that I spent a lot of time in the water, and at the end of the summer I had tinnitus. I don't swin there anymore, but it's never gone away. I wonder if it's some form of nerve damage.

Actually, I'm not sure that the bees have to be on the corn tassles to be damaged by it. That pollen, as well as the chemicals, travel quite a distance on windy days.

Also, I've been having trouble since last summer with a persistant, weird ear infection. The doc thinks it's a fungal infection, and she said that she's treated several people with unusual fungal infections this past year, like on the body, etc.

Keep your eyes open for weird animal and human health reports.


Sat Mar 31, 08:12:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Wonder said...

Eye eating fungus in the news, Bausch&Lomb, also used in south America to spray crops in the war on drugs. Maybe the guy got a hold of some to 'try out'.

Round-up, is one. I used to keep up with this stuff, chemicals used on crops, from old files I have it is common for the typical tobacco farmer to use up to 87 different chemicals in the sprays, gases and soil additives that leave trace in the finial product.

But the eye eating fungus, that is a product of the DEA, and fungus will grow anywhere it is temperate, sometimes dark or not, and moist.

will do, actually always do

Sat Mar 31, 08:39:00 PM EDT  

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