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Hivemaker. 

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And they are even spraying the almonds while the beekeepers are working the hives,read in another place it even makes the beekeepers ill,Mmmm, wonder why.
 

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Surely the price for pollination must keep going up each year and something will have to give in the end ?
Maybe a few years hand pollinating Almond trees might put things into perspective.

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Naah, Syngenta will step in with their "GM Bumbles" that are impervious to insecticides, and that have a terminator gene so they have to buy a new lot every year.....
 

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No mention of bumble bee's,but i did read something in another place today that hinted that for many crops there would be no need of any pollinating insects,that were currently reliant on them...GMO.
 

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so they can use even MORE chemicals, and hurtle us ever faster towards ecological armageddon.........
 

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Lots of OSR being grown already Hivemaker.
Remember we had a couple of members last year that got no harvest from the rape as this new stuff does not secret(spelling) nector and is wind pollinated.
 

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Lots of OSR being grown already Hivemaker.
Remember we had a couple of members last year that got no harvest from the rape as this new stuff does not secret(spelling) nector and is wind pollinated.
Yes,i remember,but from what i understand, it appeared they had a lot more than just rape in mind for the future. I believe all rape is mainly wind pollinated anyway.
 
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You are again quite near to World End

Look at US beekeepers' combs. Why they are so black?
 

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they have heard of Intergrated Pest Management and will have nothing
to do with it
 

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