|Scooped by John Harding|
Look at the facts regarding honeybees versus pesticides (neo-nic`s) from a professional beekeeper;
If it was neo-nic`s it would be local, only beehives within approximately 2 miles radius to that area where neo-nic`s are grown would die, not widespread across the whole country including Cities and National Parks.
Common sense indicates it would mean a neo-nic`s crop would have to be every four miles across the UK for at least 8 months of the year including our Cities and National Parks and yet honeybee colonies are dying within these boundaries due to another reason, and not pesticides.
Beehives within Common Moors or miles away from neo-nic`s would not be affected and yet they too, suffer.
Many of the lobbyists have an agenda for neo-nic`s ban, they are not beekeepers or have beekeeping at heart, who are using false claims in city beekeeping against rural beekeeping and yet if beekeepers were asked they would inform you of honeybee colonies dying in any environment.
France banned neo-nic`s in 2008 and yet the honeybee decline continues.
Bumblebees were used in laboratory tests NOT honeybees.
Laboratory tests overdosed the bumblebees with pesticides (neo-nic`s) now being flawed.
If science cannot prove a fact then an opinion is formulated so an assumption is made to what is happening to ALL bees in the wild.
When field tests were done it was found to be inconclusive.
Pollen tested from beehives near to neo-nic`s, only a millionth of a millionth was found on a pollen grain, this is not enough to give any honeybee an upset stomach rather than kill 80,000 honeybees in each of my colonies
BBC Countryfile interviewed all responsible for the above information and is available on BBC, i-Player.
The media is flawed in only reporting part of scaremongering assumptions of the original opinion therefore confusing the ill-informed public. When repeated the opinion is forgotten so becoming fact. Memories are short within media.
Beekeepers actively take their colonies to neo-nic’s oil seed rape for building up the colony and an early spring crop of honey and yet there is no detrimental effect to their honeybees
Too many assumptions are made by uneducated personnel who do not keep or understand honeybees.
My colonies are by and where pesticides are used and yet my honeybee colonies are NOT dying.
I am not condoning chemicals as I want chemicals taken out of the beehive, Oh! You didn’t know beekeepers use chemicals to treat the parasitic mite Varroa, so if beekeepers are blaming neo-nic`s, would that be hypocritical?
Neo-nic`s are the safest pesticide to use, it contains the pesticide within the plant and kills only the pest that attacks the plant. Now neo-nic`s are banned. Farming will use more fatal pesticides using aerial sprays that will kill more of the environment. Well done lobbyists!
There is one point overlooked, we have 7 billion people on Planet Earth, lobbyist appear to want to wipe out a billion or two. Let us work together rather than condemnation to others.
The parasitic varroa mite is a key reason for the honeybee demise but not the main one.My hypothesis gets rid of the varroa mite, naturally.
There is one other phenomenon, EMF, that kills or saves honeybees but allow the honeybee to control varroa mites.
There is an easy answer and I have that answer as you will read if you contact me. If my hypothesis was adopted by beekeepers worldwide no chemicals would be needed within the beehive.
The Chemical Industry could concentrate their efforts to creating safer ways to produce food for all.
It has taken over 20 years of my 33 years beekeeping career to find.
If you want to know please contact me direct.