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(Oregon Live)   Honeybees are being wiped out by: A) Global Warming; B) Bee Parasites; C) being sprayed by idiotic city workers who mistake them for wasps   (oregonlive.com) divider line 81
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2012-09-08 11:55:55 AM
I've gotten stung by a honeybee once. That was when I was five years old and picked him up in my hand, squeezing him a bit, not knowing any better. Now I love those little guys and gals.

Wasps however go out of their way to mess you up. Instant death for them :) Female mosquitoes too, but I haven't seen them around in a few years.
 
2012-09-08 12:04:27 PM

Tymast: hmm, that was a wreck of a sentence, But someone really should set up some kind of charity fun and have sally struthers come on. "Everyday in America reporters across the nation are offending the AK47 by using it's name for other weapons, Your donation of 10 dollars will get each rifle 2 years of therapy so it can go on to live a normal productive life before its word was shattered when the AR-15 in a novermber 3rd, 2011 AP news article was mistakenly called an AK-47"
Have various shots of guns sitting in the cabinets all dusty, not having the will to be fired knowing that all of their hard work will go to waste when a simple m-16 will get the glory while the ak-47 remains hidden inside a wooden prison. Maybe they can use the same director and writers from those depressing pet ads.

But for now remember farkers.. we can stop the plight of the AK-47 and demand that city workers can tell bees from yellow jackets.


Or, douches could stop making witty jokes that gun owners masturbate to pictures of guns.
 
2012-09-08 12:18:52 PM

Rufus Lee King: Why are you guys arguing about guns in a thread about honeybees? That's really a stretch, even for FARK.


Not really different from any news site with a comments section.
 
2012-09-08 12:21:34 PM
i49.tinypic.com

i50.tinypic.com 

i47.tinypic.com 

/just because
 
2012-09-08 12:24:45 PM
The use of pesticides that are hundreds of times more lethal to bees than to other insects on flowering plants.

The answer is D sadly.
 
2012-09-08 12:28:50 PM
i159.photobucket.com

Much like I like my women.
 
2012-09-08 12:30:14 PM
I knew a guy with the opposite problem; seems he had a wasp nest in his shed, and wanted to get rid of it. Instead of doing what a normal person would and spraying it with wasp spray from 15 feet away, he decides they're bees. He had heard at some point that smoke pacifies bees, so he makes a smudgepot out of a soup pot and dampish paper. I have no idea what he intended to do after the "bees" were pacified, but I just went indoors. He got his son to place and light the smudgepot as he did other things. After a few moments, I began to hear screams outside, with the guy shouting "is anything happening?" and the son saying "hell yes! They're farking pissed off!" No one could go near the shed for awhile. That wasp nest may still be there.
 
2012-09-08 12:32:24 PM

bmihura: MaxSupernova: Thankfully the honeybee business is booming in my part of the world. I am trying to talk my dad into starting some hives on his property and try to get some tupelo trees started as well so we can start making some tupelo honey. It truly is the bees knees of honey. However I always keep a bottle of wild flower honey when I crave something with a little stronger flavor.

I don't know if this is urban legend, but I hear that if you eat local honey, it helps with local allergies. I don't want to look that up on Google or Snopes, because I like eating local honey. On Wheat Thins or Triscuits or stirred up with crunch peanut butter.


Yeah, it works. I was skeptical when first told about it. I hate taking pills and was about to go the shot routine when I heard about it from someone at work. Best to buy local bee pollen and take a little a day starting late winter for a week or two, then just switch to honey. I developed minor allergy problems just taking the pollen at first, but haven't had a problem since. 5th year now. I'll sneeze if the pollen is heavy, but not nasal or swollen eye issues, at all.
 
2012-09-08 12:33:11 PM

sno man: Ima4nic8or: Clearly its not A since global warming is a hoax. B, perhaps, but why get your panties in a bunch about it? Its just nature in action. C: my only concern here is the city invading the homeowners property. The hive of bees is a petty concern. There are plenty more where they came from.

The city seems to be talking out both sides of its face: "...the tree is in a public right of way.."...but...."its your tree"...but..."we have the right to fark with your tree".. So much for a clear delineation of rights and responsibilities. I would say if the tree is in the homeowners yard, its theirs. They can chop it down, let it grow as big as they want, or fill it with 5000 bees. Its their business, not mine or anyone else's. If, on the other hand, it is on city property then the city can do as they see fit. Clear and easy.

Clearly A: You live in your mom's basement where it's always the same temperature... B: You have no idea what a pollinator is and don't care because cheese doodles and hot dogs don't need them and C: Are 12.


It is not the city's place to imply ownership of the tree: it's "the tree". Always use the indefinite article.
 
2012-09-08 12:48:57 PM
How can they be so stupid to confuse them? Bees fly in somewhat irregular patterns, that's why the name "bumblebee" exists. Wasps fly with the precision of a jet fighter.

Also, they look pretty different:

i.telegraph.co.uk
PURVEYOR OF DIVINE AMBROSIA

www.waspcontrolmanchester.co.uk
HARBINGER OF HORRIBLE DEATH
 
2012-09-08 12:59:06 PM
Remember this, always:

No bees, no pickles.
 
2012-09-08 01:03:59 PM

Day_Old_Dutchie: kid_icarus: I think we should start now figuring out a honey substitute for our breakfast cereals. Just in case.

/cannot have just 'Nut Cheerios'

Most 'honey' and 'maple syrup' these days is HFCS+flavorings.


I read the ingredients on a packet of KFC "honey sauce" last night. High fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, sugar, fructose, honey flavor.

Ever notice how bees love mountain dew? I always wondered what honey made from mountain dew tastes like. I bet its pretty great.
 
2012-09-08 01:44:01 PM

Gecko Gingrich: gopher321: [mojoimage.com image 500x330]

"They turned black and crusty," Devine said.

If it's any consolation, they thought they were killing wasps.


It's Oregon, and oddly enough, just down the street, here in Hillsboro.

Two givens: The 'public employees" are union democrats, and as such reside on the Left side of the Bell curve, The Other is that they are grossly overpaid.

In sum, we should be glad they didn't hit a pre-school.

 
2012-09-08 01:50:36 PM
Alright well I'm gonna check it out anyway, there could be something delicious in here that wasps do make and I want that.
 
2012-09-08 01:58:58 PM
www.badassoftheweek.com 

Don't mess with my honey.
 
2012-09-08 02:03:49 PM
Let's see. A simple story about some "professionals" who used Raid on bees. We get.
Pointless arguing.
Some snippet of information.
Pictures of guns.
Pearl clutching.
Cheesecake.
Non sequiturs.
Slagging union democrats.

What no terrists? Rmoney? Obummer McFartbongo? Texts from Hilary?

And worst of all NO CATS.
 
2012-09-08 02:06:34 PM

JackieRabbit: Honey bees and yellow jackets don't look anything alike. Yellow jackets nest underground. What farking morons.


Don't know about out there, but in New England yellow jackets make aerial nests, usually off of a house or tree. There's more than one species, you know....
 
2012-09-08 03:00:07 PM

Brew78: LabGrrl: You're telling me that people with no training in telling bees from wasps, let alone one kind of bee from another, can't tell one kind of bee from another?

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The thing is, the town claims they sent "experts".

Gotta say, this article actually made me a bit angrier than I thought it would..


Actually, it claims they were 'experienced.' Not what they were experienced in. They were probably experienced in killing stingy things.

/And I bought a box at a garage sale, therefore my movie about the box that contained a demon is based on a true story.
 
2012-09-08 03:25:16 PM

jake_lex: MaxSupernova: Thankfully the honeybee business is booming in my part of the world. I am trying to talk my dad into starting some hives on his property and try to get some tupelo trees started as well so we can start making some tupelo honey. It truly is the bees knees of honey. However I always keep a bottle of wild flower honey when I crave something with a little stronger flavor.

Yeah, I was out in my yard a little while back and saw honeybees flying around from flower to flower, which I realized I hadn't seen in a while. It does appear that their population is rebounding, which is very good.


They aren't rebounding.. not even close. Seeing some on you property doesn't mean they are rebounding. My Mother's 11 hives came thru with only 2 working hives, and her fellow apiaries are also experiencing suffering hives, and they have been struggling for years. It's not even close to being a rebound.

Watch "Queen of the Sun"
 
2012-09-08 03:27:58 PM

Molavian: JonnyG: Well, to be fair, it's actually all three and more.

Bees should be protected. It should be illegal to kill bees under any circumstances.

Survival of the fittest, pal.


And it won't be us, when the bees are dead.
 
2012-09-08 03:31:12 PM

Molavian: JonnyG: Well, to be fair, it's actually all three and more.

Bees should be protected. It should be illegal to kill bees under any circumstances.

Survival of the fittest, pal.


And thus, the darkling beetles shall inherit the Earth...

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2012-09-08 04:36:17 PM

santadog: jake_lex: MaxSupernova: Thankfully the honeybee business is booming in my part of the world. I am trying to talk my dad into starting some hives on his property and try to get some tupelo trees started as well so we can start making some tupelo honey. It truly is the bees knees of honey. However I always keep a bottle of wild flower honey when I crave something with a little stronger flavor.

Yeah, I was out in my yard a little while back and saw honeybees flying around from flower to flower, which I realized I hadn't seen in a while. It does appear that their population is rebounding, which is very good.

They aren't rebounding.. not even close. Seeing some on you property doesn't mean they are rebounding. My Mother's 11 hives came thru with only 2 working hives, and her fellow apiaries are also experiencing suffering hives, and they have been struggling for years. It's not even close to being a rebound.

Watch "Queen of the Sun"


Boy howdy, your local anecdote really disproved the local anecdote posted by jake_lex.

/honeybees are booming in my area
 
2012-09-08 05:00:47 PM
I remember the big white-faced hornets who built a huge nest next to my front door once. You could watch them from a few inches away from a window.

Almost all of what they brought back as food were yellow jackets. I used my back door and my and my neighbors' yards were the only ones in the neighborhood where you could cook or eat anything outside and not be swarmed by the little yellow bastids. Came to love the hornets' presence.
 
2012-09-08 05:13:47 PM

kid_icarus: I think we should start now figuring out a honey substitute for our breakfast cereals. Just in case.

/cannot have just 'Nut Cheerios'


I have some bad news for you.

/it's called "high fructose corn syrup"
//except when some well-paid lobbyist manages to re-brand it as "artificial honey"
 
2012-09-08 05:28:14 PM

RogermcAllen: santadog: jake_lex: MaxSupernova: Thankfully the honeybee business is booming in my part of the world. I am trying to talk my dad into starting some hives on his property and try to get some tupelo trees started as well so we can start making some tupelo honey. It truly is the bees knees of honey. However I always keep a bottle of wild flower honey when I crave something with a little stronger flavor.

Yeah, I was out in my yard a little while back and saw honeybees flying around from flower to flower, which I realized I hadn't seen in a while. It does appear that their population is rebounding, which is very good.

They aren't rebounding.. not even close. Seeing some on you property doesn't mean they are rebounding. My Mother's 11 hives came thru with only 2 working hives, and her fellow apiaries are also experiencing suffering hives, and they have been struggling for years. It's not even close to being a rebound.

Watch "Queen of the Sun"

Boy howdy, your local anecdote really disproved the local anecdote posted by jake_lex.

/honeybees are booming in my area



The ones around here still buzz.
 
2012-09-08 05:34:05 PM

prjindigo: The use of pesticides that are hundreds of times more lethal to bees than to other insects on flowering plants.

The answer is D sadly.


Does corn trump bees?
Of course not.
 
2012-09-08 05:43:04 PM

snocone: prjindigo: The use of pesticides that are hundreds of times more lethal to bees than to other insects on flowering plants.

The answer is D sadly.

Does corn trump bees?
Of course not.


Uh... if it comes down to a choice between bees and corn, I'll pick corn myself. Grows more calories faster, and you don't have to be so very careful around it.

/Archer Daniels Midland can go fark themselves though
//genetic uniformity has never ended well
 
2012-09-08 06:41:12 PM

snocone: prjindigo: The use of pesticides that are hundreds of times more lethal to bees than to other insects on flowering plants.

The answer is D sadly.

Does corn trump bees?
Of course not.


Maybe we could get Monsanto to teach a corn to be a fruit tree pollinator.
 
2012-09-09 03:02:21 AM

clkeagle: Somebody obviously didn't have a set of these as a child:


I nostalgia'd.
 
2012-09-09 03:10:41 AM

the_chief: Alright well I'm gonna check it out anyway, there could be something delicious in here that wasps do make and I want that.


Wine, apparently. There was a NPR article a little bit ago, detailing how the bacteria from wasps gets injected into grapes when they bite them, and how it helps kickstart the fermentation process while the grapes are still on the vine. Nature is some weird shiat.
 
2012-09-10 10:15:34 AM

RogermcAllen: santadog: jake_lex: MaxSupernova: Thankfully the honeybee business is booming in my part of the world. I am trying to talk my dad into starting some hives on his property and try to get some tupelo trees started as well so we can start making some tupelo honey. It truly is the bees knees of honey. However I always keep a bottle of wild flower honey when I crave something with a little stronger flavor.

Yeah, I was out in my yard a little while back and saw honeybees flying around from flower to flower, which I realized I hadn't seen in a while. It does appear that their population is rebounding, which is very good.

They aren't rebounding.. not even close. Seeing some on you property doesn't mean they are rebounding. My Mother's 11 hives came thru with only 2 working hives, and her fellow apiaries are also experiencing suffering hives, and they have been struggling for years. It's not even close to being a rebound.

Watch "Queen of the Sun"

Boy howdy, your local anecdote really disproved the local anecdote posted by jake_lex.

/honeybees are booming in my area


My point was my mother is a beekeeper and you don't know what you are talking about.
Beekeepers tend to keep current about bee news... around the world.
It's not just hers, or her friends. It's our entire country, and most of Europe.

New Zealand and Australia are the only countries not experiencing hive collapse because of their standards in farming and organic beekeeping.
 
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