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  1. Re: CAPA Report: 58% overwinter colony mortality in Ontario.

    Uhhh...

    Don't marry your siblings? :)
  2. Re: CAPA Report: 58% overwinter colony mortality in Ontario.

    The US Geological Survey is reporting finding neonics in various bodies of water, including rivers.

    Honeybees are an indicator species.

    The 'canary' is dead Ian.

    That's what this is about.
  3. Re: CAPA Report: 58% overwinter colony mortality in Ontario.

    Toxins are never considered to be GRAS.

    It's becoming clear that legal action is the main option available to Ontario beekeepers.

    Change the laws friends.

    Don't think that the other side of...
  4. Re: CAPA Report: 58% overwinter colony mortality in Ontario.

    Rader:

    Like I said, it's not my job to find the alternatives to neonic seed coats.

    They're doing it in the EU though.

    If you don't think that RNAi technology can replace chemical pesticides...
  5. Re: CAPA Report: 58% overwinter colony mortality in Ontario.

    Plants already produce RNAi naturally. It should be considered GRAS.

    If you are making the contention that if neonics are banned, there are no safe alternatives available, I'll simply say,...
  6. Re: CAPA Report: 58% overwinter colony mortality in Ontario.

    It's simpler than that. Stop overusing pesticides, and thoroughly test them for safety BEFORE they're registered for use.

    The current system is 'broken'.
  7. Re: CAPA Report: 58% overwinter colony mortality in Ontario.

    Ah, the di Prisco paper.
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    Re: Morgan Freeman, Beekeeper

    Ditto.
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    Re: Celebrity Beekeeper

    Morgan:

    If you are reading this...

    Kindly use a veil at the very least. With a sting to the face, it can take a long time for the swelling to go down.

    Don't like smoke? A spray bottle with 1...
  10. Re: CAPA Report: 58% overwinter colony mortality in Ontario.

    Jim, I don't think that Ontario's problems are comical.

    Nor are they meant to be 'handicapped'.
  11. Re: CAPA Report: 58% overwinter colony mortality in Ontario.

    Ian:

    I think that the province of Ontario is working on the issue deliberately and rationally.

    They're not following the precautionary principle.

    It's more of a measured response.

    I do...
  12. Re: CAPA Report: 58% overwinter colony mortality in Ontario.

    Your elevator doesn't go to the top. (a Woody Allen reference)
  13. Re: CAPA Report: 58% overwinter colony mortality in Ontario.

    Fella, I saved Nero and Ruby from that fate. My buddy loves them to death. I already know how he took Bear's death.

    I get it.
  14. Re: CAPA Report: 58% overwinter colony mortality in Ontario.

    Haraga:

    First of all we are not now, nor will we ever be on a first name basis. It's WLC on the forum at all times.

    Secondly, it's funny you mentioned antifreeze and dogs. I recently helped a...
  15. Re: CAPA Report: 58% overwinter colony mortality in Ontario.

    I once chastised a beekeeper for keeping bees in an EU quarantine zone.

    However, they had to spray that area by law.

    I don't think that Ontario beekeepers really have the option of not keeping...
  16. Re: CAPA Report: 58% overwinter colony mortality in Ontario.

    Haraga, not so fast bubb.

    Once OBA members started confirming that they are having problems in Ontario, and they are working on the neonic issue, your only response is 'move'?
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    They banned neonics in Italy for maize seeds, and the colony losses dropped to low levels afterwards.

    I don't know what product they used after that, but they're still growing maize.

    Things got...
  18. Re: CAPA Report: 58% overwinter colony mortality in Ontario.

    From the OBA link above...

    “Ontario beekeepers have been devastated by exposure of colonies to these highly toxic pesticides,”
    says OBA president, Dan Davidson. “Not only do they kill bees...
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    Re: Bee-pocolypse. Reality or Fiction?

    sqkcrk:

    If you posted excerpts from Mao's little red book, I would assume that you're a comrade. :)

    Miller lied about what science is showing about the issues facing pollinators both managed...
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    Re: Bee-pocolypse. Reality or Fiction?

    Dr. Miller is a known entity.

    "Meet the Man Monsanto and Friends Hired to Lie to You About Your Food"

    http://www.alternet.org/food/meet-man-monsanto-and-friends-hired-lie-you-about-your-food
    ...
  21. Re: CAPA Report: 58% overwinter colony mortality in Ontario.

    WE are on the internet.

    I've read about it on the Canadian media.
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    Re: 3d printing comb

    A colleague was testing out the 3D printer, and ran out of PLA.

    The fill pattern inside the object IS a honeycomb.
  23. Re: CAPA Report: 58% overwinter colony mortality in Ontario.

    They're having a hard time in Ontario.

    In fact, they're considering regulating the use of neonicotinoid pesticides to further reduce mortality.
  24. Re: CAPA Report: 58% overwinter colony mortality in Ontario.

    I think that the main issue is still that Ontario beekeepers have reported a 58% winter mortality for this year after a 36% (if I recall correctly) winter mortality last year.

    If it keeps up, many...
  25. Re: CAPA Report: 58% overwinter colony mortality in Ontario.

    Well, according to the models, since we're over 400 ppm CO2 at this point, we should hit the tipping point of 450 ppm CO2 before 2050.

    So, the type of loss numbers we're seeing aren't as bad as...
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