37 Million Honey Bees Dead in Canada

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    The varroa mite doesn't get into the bees. They reproduce in the brood chamber when bees are in the larva stage and feed off of them. They cause brood death and a host of other debilitating diseases to the emerging bees.
     
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    The first 19 posts are gone.

    Moderator gone wild, perhaps?
     
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    Nature is not nearly as fragile as people seem to want it to be.
     
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    The end of honey bees will be a disaster, but only to the honey marketplace. A large amount of honey that is sold commercially is adulterated with HFC.
     
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    Well, learn something new every day I guess. Still...I think honey bees are very very important and we should all do what we can to assist them in staying healthy and alive.

    Speaking of which..I have two hummer feeders outside. One was covered with a mass of bees. This didn't happen last year, but with all the fires around me...those bees were very hungry. I let them keep that one feeder until they soaked it bone dry..which took them about 6 hours to do. Then I refilled it for them. They sucked that one dry as well. They left the other hummer feeder alone, which made me happy and the birds as well.
     
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    I heard the US had no problem letting them migrate, but the visas are too big.
     
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    I'm not sure where you live, but most northern latitudes experience a normal summer dirth right now so the bees are looking for any sweet source to continue to make honey.
     

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