journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives
Don't forget neonic contaminated talc.
Take a look at who's involved, and then tell me it's frivolous.
Do they appear to be frivolous people to you?
No, of course not.
I'm not debating a label. Read it, then write a letter if you wish.
"The concept of this can be traced at least as far back as Aesop's story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf,"
Thanks for the wiki.
I'm not going to disagree with that. Public opinion can be some pretty vicious stuff.
But, this has gone political.
You've convinced me.
actually i am the correct person because i spare nothing on my bees and try to keep on top of everything, and still lost nearly 2 thousand colonies last fall due to neonics and no rain to wash them away.
Also what about steve ellis? hes is my fathers friend for many many years. i suppose he is wrong to???
How would I know? Unless you tell me about him. What can you tell me about Steve Ellis? WLC didn't answer when I asked.
I don't know why you are being so obtuse in your answers. Especially when I asked you about pesticide exposure losses. You didn't say anything about your own losses.
How were your bees exposed to neonics? What did you do about it? Did you get your Dept of Ag envolved?
Keep creating opponents out of thin air.
However, I do know where most of this is coming from.
Who is Steve Ellis and why did you bring him up?
Are you a reverse Troll?
I tried to warn you about this kind of thread.
I should take this Thread off of my Subscribed Threads List.
Knock yer self out.
"Steve Ellis’ work has been featured on CD"
Obviously it's a misprint and should be "CCD".
I don't know why he's doing this. Something's not right.
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 hearsay. But keep it up, Monsanto.
Last edited by Barry; 02-23-2014 at 08:47 AM. Reason: religion
Wanna see how this plays out in Government in Canada? http://www.parl.gc.ca/sencommitteebu...pastMeetings=1 Not very optimistically. Proof is theres, its everywhere, but sadly its down to dollars and politics?
TF - Year Two, Eight Colonies
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 of CCD to the neonics. When the neonics first were implicated in causing CCD, these mfrs decided to go on the absolute defensive in attempting to counter any connection shown to their product and CCD. That could wind up to be very costly and bankrupting should absolute proof of the connection to CCD and their product be established. Bigger fish than they have been brought down and you can bet their legal department is in a damage control mode as we speak. But no matter, the sharks of the class action lawsuit genera are already circling this whale, they smell its blood. Yes I am saying Monsanto, Bayer and Syngenta could disappear if the facts support that honeybees are experiencing CCD because of their product. When a manufacturer deliberately obfuscates the truth about a product it sells to maintain or grow profit and the truth that was hidden actually caused the endusers serious financially loss and injury, lawsuits not only provide recovery but treble damages to punish the deceiver. Right now neonic companies are too far down the road to ever turn back. They are where the cigarette companies were in the 1960s, absolutely denying the connection of cig smoke to cancer while more and more evidence rolled in. As far as my belief, I think the jury is still out whether CCD is really caused by neonics but evidence is starting to suggest that. I dont understand individuals on websites such as this one, making absolute statements that claim no relationship between neonics and CCD whatsoever. How can they know with such certainty? Dont they understand that when this unfolds, they too will be challenged for what they said if neonics are in fact causing CCD? Anyone making such statements, are of substance, and would achieve personal enrichment directly resulting from such a statement could be held accountable and liable for deliberately false and misleading statements. Do you really think you are anonymous on the internet?
My question is how many beekeepers are actually experiencing CCD "as defined" right now? Seems like it has kind of run it's course.