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    Default Govt to spend 3 million on bee pasture?


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    Default Re: Govt to spend 3 million on bee pasture?

    3 million wont last long. Get it while you can!

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    Default Re: Govt to spend 3 million on bee pasture?

    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebs View Post
    3 million wont last long. Get it while you can!
    Although planting is good, I would give incentives to land owners, parks, etc who don't mow, plant fescue or spray for weeds. Let fence rows and fields grow up, natural paster will come back.

    Not only bees but other wildlife will also benefit. Kentucky fish and game is trying to urge farmers to be LAZY!!, no weekend mow warriors. Many birds grouse, turkey, song birds, rabbits etc, benefit

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    Default Re: Govt to spend 3 million on bee pasture?

    Farmers also can get help building fences, installing water tanks and making other changes that better enable them to move their animals from pasture to pasture so the vegetation doesn't become worn down.
    Looks like pork for farmers and livestock more than saving the bees.

    "The USDA is focusing on those five states because 65 percent of the nation's estimated 30,000 commercial beekeepers bring hives there for at least part of the year.
    65% of hives are moved to the midwest? So that only leaves 35% of hives that are moved to California during the almond rush? That doesnt add up.
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    Default Re: Govt to spend 3 million on bee pasture?

    65% of the commercial beekeepers. Not 65% of the hives.

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    Default Re: Govt to spend 3 million on bee pasture?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nabber86 View Post
    65% of hives are moved to the midwest? So that only leaves 35% of hives that are moved to California during the almond rush? That doesnt add up.
    Sure it does. They're the same hives.
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    Default Re: Govt to spend 3 million on bee pasture?

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    Sure it does. They're the same hives.
    Ah, I see.

    I suppose Californian wants thiier share of pork as well?
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    Default Re: Govt to spend 3 million on bee pasture?

    Deadline to apply for this spring has come and gone (February 21, 2014).

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    Default Re: Govt to spend 3 million on bee pasture?

    This has got to be another government farce. Why would you want to support bees in the midwest? Monoculture corn???? bees don't collect nectar from corn. If the government was interested in bees they would have a program for the east coast were you can actually farm bees. Who in their right mind would farm bees in the midwest? Are we supposed to feel good about this?
    Brian Cardinal
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    Default Re: Govt to spend 3 million on bee pasture?

    Wish we could get a deal like that for our farms. Hope they grabbed the money while it lasted.
    Cheers
    Rob

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    Default Re: Govt to spend 3 million on bee pasture?

    You think our government will spend 3 million on a bee pasture. its more pork for the special interest. wake up my fellow americans. we are broke now. vote them all out of office.

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    Default Re: Govt to spend 3 million on bee pasture?

    Quote Originally Posted by Acebird View Post
    Who in their right mind would farm bees in the midwest?
    "...because 65 percent of the nation's estimated 30,000 commercial beekeepers bring hives there for at least part of the year."
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    Default Re: Govt to spend 3 million on bee pasture?

    It would be nice if the growers could plant some bee friendly crops also, something that would bloom at different times than almonds, apples etc.

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    Default Re: Govt to spend 3 million on bee pasture?

    Quote Originally Posted by cg3 View Post
    "...because 65 percent of the nation's estimated 30,000 commercial beekeepers bring hives there for at least part of the year."
    For a stress test?
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    Default Re: Govt to spend 3 million on bee pasture?

    Brian,
    There is a lot more to the Mid-West than what you imagine. Beekeepers wouldn't take their hives there if it were not worth the trip.
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    Default Re: Govt to spend 3 million on bee pasture?

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    There is a lot more to the Mid-West than what you imagine. Beekeepers wouldn't take their hives there if it were not worth the trip.
    What has changed? Even when I was a young boy there was endless fields of corn, not GMO but just the same corn. Are they taking them there for cheap by products or corn syrup? When it comes to "worth" it implies and individual worth not a worth to the whole country.
    Brian Cardinal
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    Default Re: Govt to spend 3 million on bee pasture?

    That's why we are all in business, right? Because of how it benefits the whole country?
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    Default Re: Govt to spend 3 million on bee pasture?

    Quote Originally Posted by Acebird View Post
    What has changed? Even when I was a young boy there was endless fields of corn, not GMO but just the same corn. Are they taking them there for cheap by products or corn syrup? When it comes to "worth" it implies and individual worth not a worth to the whole country.
    Ever been to the Flint Hills in Kansas?
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    Default Re: Govt to spend 3 million on bee pasture?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nabber86 View Post
    Ever been to the Flint Hills in Kansas?
    No is that considered the midwest?
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    Default Re: Govt to spend 3 million on bee pasture?

    What States do you think of when you think of the MidWest?
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