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(Telegraph)   Killer Bees could solve the population crisis. Yes, yes they could   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 7
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2013-08-18 09:18:37 PM
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Ummmmm, no. Nice whitewashing there. They are not dieing from some wing weakening parasite. They are dieing from Monsanto's "Round-up Ready".
2013-08-19 12:11:27 AM
3 votes:
Uh, they tried crossing African and European strains before in an attempt to increase honey production, but what they got was a bunch of hyper-aggressive bees that produced almost nothing and also spread throughout Central and South America.

Because we don't learn our lessons in history very well.
2013-08-19 12:25:43 AM
2 votes:
These hybrids have been around suburban SoCal since at least 2004 (elsewhere as well I assume).  I had two hive run ins, both near different homes I've had.  I thought they might be African Honeybees because they would attack in small sorties if you came within 35 ft of their hive, but I couldn't be sure.  The1st hive stung me a few times - it felt like getting in the head by airsoft rounds before the sting even kicked in (fast little farks)

The 2nd hive that mentioned above was sending folks running-amok in downtown Tustin, was finally managed by a private bee hive removal dude with his van, his special bee outfit and gear et al.  As he was wrapping-up with just a couple dozen bee left flying around I asked how it went; he said "well I got the queen".  I assumed the guy was maybe apart of a bee round up organization that relocated them so they could carry on their work pollinating - so I ask him "Are you going to find a good place to release them"?  They guy just about ripped my head-off saying "Hell no I'm not going to release them, these are African Honey Bee hybrids, I got stung about 7 times".

So yea, cool story, mad bee dude who needs better equipment.
2013-08-19 01:00:54 AM
1 votes:

meanmutton: Kevin72: Ummmmm, no. Nice whitewashing there. They are not dieing from some wing weakening parasite. They are dieing from Monsanto's "Round-up Ready".

And yet somehow, you can find exactly zero peer reviewed, scientific studies to support that position.


Mostly because, as mentioned above, it's actually Bayer. So a pox on both their houses, with quadruple going to Monsanto anyway. Anyway, try not to forget the 1950s where all the peer reviewed scientific studies said that smoking was good for your health.


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2013-08-19 12:28:47 AM
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Kevin72: Ummmmm, no. Nice whitewashing there. They are not dieing from some wing weakening parasite. They are dieing from Monsanto's "Round-up Ready".


And yet somehow, you can find exactly zero peer reviewed, scientific studies to support that position.
2013-08-19 12:12:28 AM
1 votes:
...and what a  glorious form of population control Killer B's were!

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2013-08-19 12:05:51 AM
1 votes:
hypetrak.com

solving population problems by getting all up in them guts
 
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