‘Beepocalypse Not’ from the Guardian.

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The headline read: ‘Beepocalypse Not'; Alec lobbyists abuzz in defense of pesticides amid die-offs.

Controversial conservative group says bee deaths have been over-hyped and blame poor land management: ‘We’re not in a battle against nature.’

Aside from the Varroa Mite  problem, general hive management has contributed to the decline in bee hive health.
Trucking bees from one state to another on trucks means vibration, disorientation and often no real food for the bees when they are put to work. The California almond groves are sterile zones providing little nectar or pollen for the hive. Put in alfalfa ground covers and you would have healthier soils and stronger hives. Just think, would you be happy working under such trucked out conditions and then having to over-winter in the Dakota’s?
This is totally foreign to natural beekeeping. Worse yet are disposable hives in which you put out bought hives in cardboard boxes. Come winter rains or snow, the hive box crumbles and the ill bees can spread their problems to healthy well cared for hives across the neighborhood. Hoover-vile bee shanties are a blight to the community as were the human ones.    
Throw in electro-magnetic contamination from Wi-fi and you further create new challenges to their ability to communicate. All this is before, or in addition to the pesticide, and fungicide issues that bees face on a daily basis.

Once a healthy food, I would NEVER buy orange or alfalfa honey knowing how often they are sprayed. Desert or wild flower honey YES. Same for many local honeys where you can speak to the local bee keeper and see what he or she is about. 


Scott Walker might not be the only Alec misanthrope. John Kasich  who is one of the original founders of ALEC just said that he would send ground troops to fight ISIS. 
Will he and the rest of the Republican hopeful’s send their own children back to the Middle East? I doubt it!
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“I am sick and tired of the same guys being deployed four and five times to fight OUR wars. Let’s make EVERYBODY fight–and that includes the sons and daughters of the upper middle class and one percenters. Or are they just willing to sacrifice the working people’s son’s and daughter’s? Donald Lyons

Just as worrisome: On MTP today Kasich revealed that one of the criteria for immigrants getting to stay in America is that they be “god fearing people.” Insulting and unconstitutional.

(2015)


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