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  1. #1
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    Default GE pollen & CCD?

    I did a search here on site & found nothing.
    I do not want to start a war, just want to know if there is any proof.
    Is genetically engineered pollen linked to Colony Collapse Disorder?
    I keep hearing this on a Garden site & thought you would know more then
    Non beekeepers.

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    Default Re: GE pollen & CCD?

    thanks,Barry.
    Can you tell me how to do a search?
    I tried before writing this thread & found nothing.
    jolj

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    Default Re: GE pollen & CCD?

    Best search is on the home page: www.beesource.com
    Regards, Barry

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    Default Re: GE pollen & CCD?

    Barry, surely with do respect, you do not believe that GM crops are responsible for CCD?? Crops have been being altered since the 1970's. CCD is a twenty first century anomoly. Viruses in strange combinations are being looked at for CCD. What were the original vectors for these viruses is where the concern needs to be.

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    Default Re: GE pollen & CCD?

    Ted, why do you ask this question?
    Regards, Barry

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    Default Re: GE pollen & CCD?

    Barry, why do you avoid answering the question??

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    Default Re: GE pollen & CCD?

    Any thoughts I've had on this topic are in the archives for all to read.
    Ted, surely with do respect, you do not believe that the moon is made of cheese???
    Regards, Barry

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    Default Re: GE pollen & CCD?

    An interesting way to answer the question. Only if it is made of an expensive Brie, and a good wine to go with it!! TED

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    Default Re: GE pollen & CCD?

    jolj:

    I've read nothing in the literature that indicates that CCD is associated with pollen from GM crops.

    However, RNA viruses, some of which have been associated with CCD, have been found to be transmitted between species of pollinators by pollen.

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    Default Re: GE pollen & CCD?

    It would be best to look into the contact that EHBs have when the directly or indirectly interact with the AHB and its symbiote the Small Hive Beetle for the viral cause of CCD. Both those animals are carriers of a host of viruses and Yeast that our bees have never seen. TK

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    Default Re: GE pollen & CCD?

    I have seen CCD in areas where there is no GM pollen around.Bottom lands for one with no crops for miles and miles and miles!!!

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    Default Re: GE pollen & CCD?

    Snapper, are there beetles in the area. TED

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    Default Re: GE pollen & CCD?

    Plenty of beetles!!!!! The bees are really taking care of them.When I open a hive and see a beetle there is a bee hot on him balling up trying to sting him.I sat out three combs a couple weeks ago to take home to use for some swarm traps and then visited a couple traps down there in the bottom and had a good swarm in one.Well in the excitement I forgot the three frames.I remembered them friday afternoon but they looked like maggots in an out house.Combs way too far gone to do anything except burn it.

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    Default Re: GE pollen & CCD?

    It is not proven yet, but the beetles may contribute to CCD by the means mentioned earlier. Kind of keep an eye on the beetles. Do not let your guard down as beetles can take down even a strong hive. TED

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    Default Re: GE pollen & CCD?

    I have got both eyes on these here.

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