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    This Bee the Truth, Jed?

    Bees Are Bouncing Back From Colony Collapse Disorder

    The number of U.S. honeybees, a critical component to agricultural production, rose in 2017 from a year earlier, and deaths of the insects attributed to a mysterious malady that’s affected hives in North America and Europe declined, according a U.S. Department of Agriculture honeybee health survey released Tuesday.

    The number of commercial U.S. honeybee colonies rose 3 percent to 2.89 million as of April 1, 2017 compared with a year earlier, the Agriculture Department reported. The number of hives lost to Colony Collapse Disorder, a phenomenon of disappearing bees that has raised concerns among farmers and scientists for a decade, was 84,430 in this year’s first quarter, down 27 percent from a year earlier. Year-over-year losses declined by the same percentage in April through June, the most recent data in the survey.

    Still, more than two-fifths of beekeepers said mites were harming their hives, and with pesticides and other factors still stressing bees, the overall increase is largely the result of constant replenishment of losses, the study showed.

    “You create new hives by breaking up your stronger hives, which just makes them weaker,” said Tim May, a beekeeper in Harvard, Illinois and the vice-president of the American Beekeeping Federation based in Atlanta. “We check for mites, we keep our bees well-fed, we communicate with farmers so they don’t spray pesticides when our hives are vulnerable. I don’t know what else we can do.”

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    so are mites the cause of CCD?

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    Probably Russian mites.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Bees Are Bouncing Back From Colony Collapse Disorder

    The number of U.S. honeybees, a critical component to agricultural production, rose in 2017 from a year earlier, and deaths of the insects attributed to a mysterious malady that’s affected hives in North America and Europe declined, according a U.S. Department of Agriculture honeybee health survey released Tuesday.

    The number of commercial U.S. honeybee colonies rose 3 percent to 2.89 million as of April 1, 2017 compared with a year earlier, the Agriculture Department reported. The number of hives lost to Colony Collapse Disorder, a phenomenon of disappearing bees that has raised concerns among farmers and scientists for a decade, was 84,430 in this year’s first quarter, down 27 percent from a year earlier. Year-over-year losses declined by the same percentage in April through June, the most recent data in the survey.

    Still, more than two-fifths of beekeepers said mites were harming their hives, and with pesticides and other factors still stressing bees, the overall increase is largely the result of constant replenishment of losses, the study showed.

    “You create new hives by breaking up your stronger hives, which just makes them weaker,” said Tim May, a beekeeper in Harvard, Illinois and the vice-president of the American Beekeeping Federation based in Atlanta. “We check for mites, we keep our bees well-fed, we communicate with farmers so they don’t spray pesticides when our hives are vulnerable. I don’t know what else we can do.”
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    so are mites the cause of CCD?
    Part of it.
    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post
    Probably Russian mites.

    Well my bees are Russians so perhaps that is why I do not have mite problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Bees Are Bouncing Back From Colony Collapse Disorder

    The number of U.S. honeybees, a critical component to agricultural production, rose in 2017 from a year earlier, and deaths of the insects attributed to a mysterious malady that’s affected hives in North America and Europe declined, according a U.S. Department of Agriculture honeybee health survey released Tuesday.

    The number of commercial U.S. honeybee colonies rose 3 percent to 2.89 million as of April 1, 2017 compared with a year earlier, the Agriculture Department reported. The number of hives lost to Colony Collapse Disorder, a phenomenon of disappearing bees that has raised concerns among farmers and scientists for a decade, was 84,430 in this year’s first quarter, down 27 percent from a year earlier. Year-over-year losses declined by the same percentage in April through June, the most recent data in the survey.

    Still, more than two-fifths of beekeepers said mites were harming their hives, and with pesticides and other factors still stressing bees, the overall increase is largely the result of constant replenishment of losses, the study showed.

    “You create new hives by breaking up your stronger hives, which just makes them weaker,” said Tim May, a beekeeper in Harvard, Illinois and the vice-president of the American Beekeeping Federation based in Atlanta. “We check for mites, we keep our bees well-fed, we communicate with farmers so they don’t spray pesticides when our hives are vulnerable. I don’t know what else we can do.”
    I will do everyone a favor and not respond with all that I could on this post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedidiah View Post
    I will do everyone a favor and not respond with all that I could on this post.
    Don't bee silly Jed. You should blow your own horn-et from time to time. Bee-lieve me, we don't mind combing through your posts. Ignore the buzz from this article and drizzle some knowledge on us.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill the Cat View Post
    Don't bee silly Jed. You should blow your own horn-et from time to time. Bee-lieve me, we don't mind combing through your posts. Ignore the buzz from this article and drizzle some knowledge on us.
    Yeah, honey!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill the Cat View Post
    Don't bee silly Jed. You should blow your own horn-et from time to time. Bee-lieve me, we don't mind combing through your posts. Ignore the buzz from this article and drizzle some knowledge on us.
    Please behive yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedidiah View Post
    Well my bees are Russians so perhaps that is why I do not have mite problems.
    I'm not scared of the bees that just kinda hover and wander around, but when they're russian, I figure they're up to no good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Proper response.
    Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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