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Trigger for so-called Colony Collapse Disorder
« on: December 06, 2013, 06:46:48 pm »
A friend sent this link to me last week.  It may be old news to some but I had not read about fungicides being included in the deadly mixture with pesticides.

http://http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/scientists-discover-another-cause-bee-deaths-and-its-really-bad-news.html

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Re: Trigger for so-called Colony Collapse Disorder
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2013, 06:55:37 pm »
I read that. The big words in that article for my area are :"When, Where, and How" many of these pesticides and fungicides are applied. Even if something is safe (and I'm not saying any of it is), if it's not applied properly, does it even matter? Nothing more frustrating than watching sprayers going around creating their dust clouds during the height of the day.
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Re: Trigger for so-called Colony Collapse Disorder
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2013, 03:29:08 am »
If the sprays (chemicals) are drifting and settling on the flowers it doesn't mater which time of day the sprays are applied. If the sprays are leaching into the soils and the plants are absorbing them and are producing toxic pollen and nectar it doesn't matter when the sprays are applied as they end up in the pollen and nectar the plant produces.
In the 1990 there was a study done where bees were used to make chemical contamination maps of areas. Although nectar and honey contain vary little chemical contamination residue, mostly because of the bees ability to diminish the chemicals in the process of turning nectar to honey. The pollen readily will contain the chemicals that are present in the plants environment.
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