NOW IT’S THE BEES THEY’RE AFTER
When I was younger, one of the things I noticed around my mother's flowerbeds were bees...sometimes many of them, but whenever her flowers were in bloom, there were usually a few bees - five or six, maybe ten - buzzing around from flower to flower.
Now, I see few, in fact, I am rather surprised if I see one during a week, buzzing around the rosebushes. And I'm not alone. People all over the world are noticing fewer and fewer bees buzzing around their blooms.
This is a very lengthy article, but I post it here because of two factors, which we'll get to in a moment:
Now, if you've read all this, you'll get the picture that at the minimum, the Illinois Department of Agriculture may be at least incompetent, and if you haven't read the whole article, at the least the incompetence is evident in the following:
“CCD is a calamity that is affecting honeybee colonies across the nation. In fact, I had one queen, which had survived three summers of spraying and three winters. I was planning to raise daughters from that queen to see if she may have had some genetic resistance to Round-Up. But she and her hive were taken during the theft. I don’t even know where the bees and my equipment are. They ruined 15 years of my research.
“When I asked when the best time was to inspect for foulbrood, the inspector said any time. I told her, ‘Lady you better not look in my hives when it’s 3 degrees! You do not disturb the bees at that time. That would be like inspecting for a child’s disease. Do you look for it when they are adults? She was looking for the brood when the brood was not there. She could not tell us that. The inspector did not understand that by the end of October my bees had quit brood rearing and were already getting into their winter cluster. They were moving slowly to conserve energy. She testified to the court that the bees were sick and lethargic, as if they were sick from foulbrood. She didn’t seem to know that foulbrood only affects the young bees, because there was no brood there. Adult honeybees are not affected by foulbrood.”
But beekeeper Ingram's suspicions lie elsewhere, and this, as the article avers, may be the actual heart of the matter. Ingram, an beekeeper with many decades' experience behind him, was also tracking, and apparently keeping detailed records of this:
"For the past 15 years, Ingram said he has been conducting research on the effects of Round-Up on honeybees. He feels he had accumulated the necessary data to document the fact that Round-Up was not only the cause of his bees dying, but also possibly the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)."
“CCD is a calamity that is affecting honeybee colonies across the nation. In fact, I had one queen, which had survived three summers of spraying and three winters. I was planning to raise daughters from that queen to see if she may have had some genetic resistance to Round-Up. But she and her hive were taken during the theft. I don’t even know where the bees and my equipment are. They ruined 15 years of my research."
This prompted Ingram to ask the necessary and obvious questions:
“Is Illinois becoming a police state, where citizens do not have rights?” Ingram asked in desperation. “Knowing that Monsanto and the Dept. of Ag are in bed together, one has to wonder if Monsanto was behind the theft to ruin my research that may prove Round-Up was, and is, killing honeybees. Beekeepers across the state are being threatened that the same thing may be done to their hives and livelihood. I was not treated properly, I don’t want to see this happen to anyone else in this state, and I want this type of illegal action to end.”
What is most disturbing to the Ingrams is that the State Department of Agriculture came in and inspected their hives when they were not home and without due process, took their bees and hives. At the time of the theft the Ingram’s had not yet had their day in court to prove that their hives did not have foulbrood. Ingram knew that the inspectors could not tell what they were seeing and had warned the Department that if any of them came back it would be considered a criminal trespass. Yet they came back when he was not home, stole his hives and ruined his 15 years of research.
“What was the value of that 3-year-old queen?” Ingram asked. “It could have been that she would have a resistant trait that we could expand into the whole bee culture to help them survive this Round-Up thing. How can you place a dollar value on that potential?”
Considering the fact that Ingram’s queens, bees, and hives were taken off his property on March 14, rather than being “abated,” as was the “requirement” stated in the notices from the IDofA, the dollar value of such a queen cannot be disregarded as a major motivation for such an act.
Ingram said that during the hearing he asked “both the inspector and her boss to name one person in the state that is doing research on Round-Up and honeybees. They couldn’t name one. Of course, they didn’t know if I was doing it either . . . I sent him a copy of my results 2 years ago. Under oath, he can say no, he didn’t know about it. It burns me, it really burns me.”
There it is again folks: the bottom line, the "Heart of the Matter": resistance to a chemical, and a decade and a half of notes and research that might have made a connection between GMOs, and colony collapse disorder.
Not to worry though, because we'll soon have tiny little robot bee drones working for DARPA to replace them, and to spy on beekeepers doing research that may call into question the value and long-term impact of GMOs on the ecosystem...research, mind you, that could have, and should have been done, to begin with, but wasn't. The money that should have been spent doing it was spent on buying off "scientists" and politicians instead.
See you on the flip side.
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Although I did not read the entire article, one or two, or three things swept through my thoughts:
1) most states require beekeepers to register and some VERY IMPORTANT points are made clear to anyone registering as a beekeeper: a) you must register within a specified time (90 days usually) or be guilty of a felony, b) you must make annual reports regarding the health of the bees, c) the state can come onto your property for inspection at any time and with no warning ahead of time (the state does not make appointments).
2) Tens of thousands of honeybees frequent my location in the early spring, every day (not stating where, here is).
3) There are wild honeybee populations in my locale.
I am no expert, but I read (one?), two or three years ago that someone had supposedly found the cause of CCD.
I don’t remember what exactly it was, but I do remember that it was some pesticide from the Bayer co. in Germany.
Google “CCD Bayer bees” and you will find lots of articles. Can’t say I “know” there is proof in any of those articles, but I remember being impressed a couple of years ago when I read some of them.
Of course, even if the above articles are absolutely correct, that does not disprove the idea that Roundup might also be causing problems for bees . . . .maybe it’s a combination of the two?
There are probably multiple causal factors of CCD, including the use of neonicotinoid pesticides which pose a risk to all pollinators. Also, commercial beekeepers began feeding their colonies HFCS, high fructose corn syrup, instead of their natural hive honey which has beneficial chemicals that boost a bee’s immune systems so it can resist pesticides and pathogens. Of course, the HFCS is made from GMO corn which also contains pesticides. It is cheap but has almost no nutritional value as replacement food compared to the bee’s own organic honey.
The link between pesticides and bee die-offs is still in dispute but the EU commission has erred on the side of the environment and put a 2 year restriction on neonicotinoids. Meanwhile, the US is erring on the side of “certain economic interests”, the usual suspects, the billion dollar pesticide industry. They won’t act until the last bee is dead … and that one may end up on display as an example of an extinct species in Mon[ster]santo’s funded insectarium at the St. Louis Zoo.
On a positive note, fortunately, native bees seem to be holding on. They have been pollinating trees in our neighborhood. There are so many hard at work that the air hums like a chorus with the sound of their busyness. It’s wonderful to hear …
Too bad science has been so copmpromised by the corporate mind set. The real-honest-to-goodness science is not about the dollar bottom line, but about finding real answers. If the science was open and the research shared across the vast digital plains of the globe this bee puzzle would not only be solved it would be resolved long ago. It’s hard to shift through paid bogus scientific studies, or real studies. Does the theory of cell-phones having something to do with the bee collapse; or is that just another Monsanto red herring?
Looks like the 20th/21st century story of the birds & bees,
is going to be one of life & death.
Where the 20th century’s canary in the coal mine
became the 21st century’s bees in fields.
“we’ll soon have tiny little robot bee drones working for DARPA to replace them”- if my read sources are valid (and they always stand to correction) aren’t they already there if needed?- and they’re not exactly sweet, spreading honey-
so why the Gate’s Foundation bank-rolling of the labled “Doomsday Seed Vault” located on the Svalbard Archepelago off the coast of …Norway- but Norway during WW2 was occupied mostly by conscripted Austrians- one of my former co-workers in Switzerland when I lived there ’76-’78 who was Austrian (was already quite eldery then- hence WW2 connection- now deceased, sadly) told me about this- Austrians back then were given the derogetary term of “Ostmerken” (makes no sense in the German language)- but, hey, they were given that label-
and why did Norway “vote” (cough/sputter) not to be a member of the EU?- there’s something else going on here-
not to mention Norway according to internet hear-say is riddled with DUMBS-
I came to the conclusion a long time ago that “reality is sometimes stranger than fiction”- if the N***s were able to achieve such remarkable technologies back in the ’40s why would it be so impossible to wrap our minds around the concept that “attack” insect-sized entities flying in our midst (assuming one is considered a target of some sort- whether valid or invalid) might be a reality?-
but all ‘paranoia’ aside, I just think we need to face reality and realise the world out there is not what we’ve been led to believe-
my point: bee collapse, Doomsday Seed Vault, synthetic drones the size of insects (I know this sounds completely insane!!!- tell me about it!!!) but I think it’s all connected- there’ve just been too many people out there screaming at us that transhumanism/de-humanism (however they can achieve it) is a reality and I continue to believe the tiniest of polical boundaries (small, ‘unimportant’ nations) is where the most action is taking place- and it’s all underground- we’re constantly being told to look at UFOs in the sky when instead we should be looking under our feet-
now throw in Germany-
stay well all- regards-
Larry in Germany
The honey farmers bees are in the hands of the Ari-Business elite if they still alive. One shudders what the these monsters plans for the 2000 to 3000 varieties of Maize and Potatoes native to this hemisphere. We can look forward to the Death of Grass scenario the Great Potatoes Famine on steroids world wide this time.
I call to the witness stand Mother Nature, she says in her reply to the “bee thieves” that she thinks she has done a pretty good job, considering what she had to start with, and round ball of seething boiling rock.
She also reminds us all that bees do a wonderful job of cross pollinating plants, which she designed herself with no help from any corporation.
So in the hushed courtroom of insanity, we see a judge who is blind and deaf, and probably got his law degree out of a Kellogs Corn (GMO) Flakes Packet.
MADNESS ON A MASSIVE SCALE!!!!!!!!
I know this is closing the barn door after the horse has fled but anyone doing serious research like this must back up their work & spread it around. And of course it’s just not bees. As kids in Brooklyn in the early 60’s we would occasionally spot a preying mantis in the backyard and what excitement this brought – it was like spotting godzilla.
Monarch butterflies were common and also a few swallowtails. Also lightning bugs in June which may still be coming around. Part of the problem is diminishing habitat; people filling in their small gardens with concrete etc or just neglecting their gardens & not planting stuff that might sustain helpful insects, using weed killers etc. – the general backwardness of the residents.
I live in the country surrounded by GMO corn and soybean fields. I have 24 feet of lavender plants along my front sidewalk. 15 years ago the lavender was literally infested with honeybees every summer. I have no honeybees now, not a single one. I have almost no bees of any kind at all.
How can one even feign surprise anymore?
The public’s (lack of) reaction and attitude of malaise toward this oppression and abuse is a symptom of the collapse of the human colony.
Another Sad Day In Hell.
The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed.
When I was a kid I used to follow honey bees to see if they would lead me to their hive and Earth’s true gold colored treasure, but alas, now I leave my house and what appears to be a honey bee is always following me.
Maybe it is time we returned to that old fashioned anamnetic technology, the Fire Offering, and ask those Beings in the Higher Realms to protect our honey bees. And while we are at it, maybe we could invoke these Gods to descend and squash Monsanto and its ilk altogether. Its worked in the past.
…and now a honey bee is following me.