BEE COLONY COLLAPSE DEFINITELY LINKED TO PESTICIDES 5/3/13

Zombie-Bee-537x387-300x216In our world, today, as you know, many have turned their faces from being honor bound, and are instead money bound. Here in the west, the jar of honey is seen as a means to make money, even at the cost of killing the bees, world wide, my friends. The genetic modifying of plants, by inserting a pesticide into every single gene of our crops, and the use of dangerous pesticides are causing the bees and other insects and birds who eat the plants to die. And that is what bee colony collapse is all about. Over 40 percent of all bee hives here in the U.S. have died already. The bees have been found in their hives creating walls to try to keep the sick bees separated from themselves, to try to protect themselves from dying. This does not work, because all of the flowers they go to gather their honey from have been sprayed with the deadly pesticides, or have GMO pesticides inside of them and they all will get ill and die.

Then the people who are studying bees, who are growing them organically, and trying to save the lives of bees, their hives are being stolen by those whose monetary interests are affected. The way to change this is to buy ONLY honey from mountain bees, as locally as possible. There will not be industrial farms in the mountains. So the honey that you will buy will be healthy for you and your family, as well as healthy for the bees. Here is the article, from a few days ago. Please spread it widely. Help to save the bees.
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Pesticides Definitely Killing Bees
Since 2006, up to 40% of the bee colonies in the US have suffered Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), in which honeybees die, disoriented, far from their hives. In 2010 we wrote about the disappearing honeybee and how this situation threatened much of our human food supply, including our vegetables and fruits, which must be pollinated by bees. Back then we noted that there have been very few reported bee losses among organic beekeepers, and suggested that the principal difference between them is the use of pesticides. We said at the time that this fact should lead anyone to the most logical conclusion: pesticides are likely responsible for CCD.

Now, a study by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has labeled the pesticide clothianidin as being an “unacceptable” danger to bees. At least 143 million of the 442 million acres–that is, nearly one-third–of US cropland is planted with crops treated with one of three neuroactive insecticides related to nicotine (a newer class of pesticide called neonicotinoids), all of which are known to be highly toxic to bees: clothianidin, imidacloprid, and/or thiamethoxam.

Clothianidin, which is used to treat up to 90% of US corn, much of canola, and increasingly soy as well, expresses itself through the plants’ pollen and nectar–the honeybee’s favorite sources of food. In addition to finding clothianidin too dangerous to use on plants pollinated by bees, EFSA’s study specifically identifies the shoddy studies provided by pesticide manufacturer Bayer as evidence of clothianidin’s safety as “too flawed to be useful.” It was these studies that EPA used to first approve clothianidin in 2003, even against the objections of EPA’s own scientists. Let’s Pray that this Proverb will help us remember and turn back to our place as caretakers of our Great Gift, our Mother Earth. http://www.opednews.com/articles/Pesticides-Definitively-Li-by-Alliance-for-Natur-130503-76.html

About Emi Miller

Emi Miller has practiced Integrative Holistic Medicine for thirty years. She is a Registered Nurse, Nationally Certified Holistic Nurse, NCCAOM Certified Asian Bodywork Therapist, Licensed Acupuncturist, Doctor of Naturopathy, and an Interfaith, Stephen Minister. Emi is also a meditation teacher and Pastoral Care Counselor. She has been a student of the world's Spiritual traditions for more than fifty years, and blessed to receive wisdom from many Masters and Saints. She is dedicated to helping bring forth unity of the world's religious Ideals, and the reality of the One Creator of All. Besides her writing and studying the sacred religious traditions, Emi enjoys long walks by the ocean, music and theatre, taking journeys and discovering beauty in natural places, and visiting with good friends and family.
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