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  1. Re: colony collapse disorder article in New Scientist

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  2. Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong

    I dont think you read my statement. In a previous discussion, I asked Oldtimer whether he had more of a stake in the neonic issue beyond just being a beekeeper and his response was to mock me and...
  3. Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong

    well then, oldtimer, put that fact on your little line that says "44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly)." so we all...
  4. Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong

    No the neonics do not have to be a yes no question. The laws of competitive survival, in agriculture as in any other industry will be the final arbiter to the question "are neonics safe for bees...
  5. Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong

    You know, Oldtimer, you would be a lot more honest to the people on this blog if you would please include a short blurb regarding your current status as a qualified applicator of pesticides, right...
  6. Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong

    I can tell you probably havent used your bees for commercial pollination where growers apply pesticides. In California they can't even get some growers not to apply pesticides when bees are in an...
  7. Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong

    Rubbish. The assumption that neonics are 100 times more powerful and therefore used 100X less is false. There are no controls on the household applications (nor even the ag applications other than...
  8. Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong

    I am not judging you wrong, I dont even know whether neonics are truly as unsafe as some claim. You have claimed that neonics are unconditionally safer compared to other past pesticides. At least I...
  9. Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong

    Hmmm. The Germans, (known for their scientific leanings and actually the home of Bayer), the French, others in the European Union have been influenced by "political pressure". What about the UK? ...
  10. Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong

    ooooooo, banned person, threats now. Is that how this board works? touchy touchy
  11. Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong

    Nobody has absolute proof of anything yet regarding the neonics. But the fact is that supply and demand have dictated higher pollination cost. Do you know what production estimates for almonds are...
  12. Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong

    What does Agricultural areas have to do with it?
  13. Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong

    I didnt state that my losses were tied to neonics or not, you appeared to. Why are you so defensive? Do you have a dog in this fight? I know that bee losses by beekeepers have continued through...
  14. Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong

    you didnt answer my question. So you are one of these guys that believe that the Europeans are idiots and don't know what their doing when they began their ban of certain neonics? Answer my...
  15. Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong

    ok oldtimer here it goes. Read these studies over and lets discuss the scientific merits of them. Don't summarily dismiss them as all BS, otherwise I will know that you really aren't looking at...
  16. Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong

    I cant believe you asked that. Lets start with the European countries. Do you believe the studies that were used to limit the neonics in the legislation they recently enacted? You think that was...
  17. Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong

    I dont know where you live or what the losses are there, but where I live they are still very high. I have lost over 40% of my hives this past year. Now I know that many attempts have been made to...
  18. Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong

    I wouldnt worry too much about whether there is an immediate outcome to this issue. More important, it is obvious that the mfrs of neonics are in a life and death struggle to prevent any association...
  19. Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong

    The only way you could know that is by measuring the neonic residue in your hives, comparing them with other hives with CCD, and standardizing all the other variables. Everything else is just...
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    Re: 37 million bees dead

    How much did Monsanto, Bayer, and affiliates pay to get that one done? Sounds like the explanation for CCD cause....uhhhhh "its lost of food supply, poor beekeeper habits, varroa mites and maybe...
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    Re: 37 million bees dead

    you have got to be working in collusion with either Monsanto, the pesticide companies or one of their bought off affiliates. There are many studies verifying the existence of neonics in pollen.
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