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    Arrow Congressional Hearing on CCD

    This was an email sent out by Mark, the president of the Boulder Beekeepers Assoc. I though others might find the information interesting. I have to work during the broadcast so I guess I'll have to wait 3-6 weeks for the transcripts to be available.

    >>Hello Beekeepers:

    We are about to have our 15 minutes on stage. Congressional hearings this Thursday will focus on the CCD and its potential impact on US Agriculture.

    Thanks to Andy Schwarz, here are the links. You can listen live to the event on the internet by going to the following link (just click below):

    http://agriculture.house.gov/hearings/audio.html

    Further you can read the contents of the hearing and the testimonys after the hearing by clicking on:

    http://agriculture.house.gov/hearings/index.html Click on Hearing Transcripts

    You will be able to submit written testimony but I am not yet certain of the exact procedure. It will be outlined in the Congressional Record. We'll keep you posted.

    Get involved if you can. We have an opportunity to turn a tide that is currently not working in our favor. One good way to get involved is to write letters to our US Representatives. You need to write the Representative from the District in which you reside. This can be done on the internet.

    Cheers,


    Mark<<
    Kristal

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    Thanks for posting that. I know what I'm going to be listening to while at work tomorrow.
    Dulcius ex asperis

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    This is in the House and not the Senate??

    I have written Rep. Earl Pomeroy. Lets hope something gets
    done. Funding is needed desperately.

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    How do you know what time tomorrow it's on? Did I miss something? I went to the sites and it wasn't obvious what time... I just don't have time to listen to this all day tomorrow.

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    click on "schedule" on the left
    looks like it's at 10:00 AM

    Dave

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    Yes, 10am.
    The audio channel should go "on" about 1/2 hour before the
    hearing starts with music so everyone can fumble with their
    favorite audio/video player.

    I will record it, and run the audio through a speech-to-text
    process, in hope of having a quicker transcript than the
    "months later" transcripts provided by the House. No
    promises on this, as I have no idea how much background
    noise there might be. If nothing else, I will zip the audio
    up into a lo-fi compressed file for those who cannot listen
    "live", and put it on the Bee-Quick website

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    Thanks Guys, I will tune in at 9:50 tomorrow, if I can.

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    Here's the schedule and a list of witnesses.


    http://agriculture.house.gov/hearings/schedule.html

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    9:41 AM and the music is playing.....
    Dulcius ex asperis

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    C-span? No. What channel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BULLSEYE BILL View Post
    C-span? No. What channel?
    bill, you have to follow the link at the beginning of this thread to access the audio feed. And make sure you turn your cell phone off. It annoys the chairman guy.

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    Thanks, yeah I heard that. I'm being vwerry, vwerry, quiet.
    Bullseye Bill in The Scenic Flint Hills , KS
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    I've had my hand raised for 45 minutes and they won't recognize me....

    Now it's time for a bathroom break!
    Dulcius ex asperis

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    Quiet! I'm listening to the music.
    Bullseye Bill in The Scenic Flint Hills , KS
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    Hmmm. Interesting. Sounds like the fellow who came in late, the chair I believe, is concerned about interstate transportation and inspection of bees. The comments about there not being any evidence of AHB colonies collapsing in Arizona is also intriguing. And the genetic component of resistance. And it sounded like they're pretty much discounting any link to GM corn.

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