USDA spending $3M to feed honeybees i...

USDA spending $3M to feed honeybees in Midwest

There are 15 comments on the WAVE-TV Louisville story from Feb 25, 2014, titled USDA spending $3M to feed honeybees in Midwest. In it, WAVE-TV Louisville reports that:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will spend millions of dollars to help farmers and ranchers improve pastures in five Midwestern states to provide food for the nation's struggling honeybees under a program to be announced Tuesday.

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“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#1 Feb 25, 2014
are they going to feed them the food Michelle decreed the schools serve, but the kids won't eat?
shakey

Warrenville, IL

#2 Feb 25, 2014
amazing....we let people go hungry, but we feed bees.
BZZ

Abilene, TX

#3 Feb 25, 2014
at least there not pissing away that money to feed people over seas, who want all of us dead! i say feed our bees and screw the usa haters!
shakey

Warrenville, IL

#4 Feb 25, 2014
BZZ wrote:
at least there not pissing away that money to feed people over seas, who want all of us dead! i say feed our bees and screw the usa haters!
i meant americans who were going hungry, not people overseas.
Justin

United States

#5 Feb 25, 2014
shakey wrote:
amazing....we let people go hungry, but we feed bees.
People let themselves go hungry.
Maybe you guys should learn from the honeybees about what it means to work and contribute to society.
boo ya

Portsmouth, VA

#7 Feb 25, 2014
shakey wrote:
amazing....we let people go hungry, but we feed bees.
Since you obviously didn't read the article:

"Commercial honeybees pollinate an estimated $15 billion worth of produce each year. Many beekeepers bring hives to the Upper Midwest in the summer for bees to gather nectar and pollen for food, then truck them in the spring to California and other states to pollinate everything from almonds to apples to avocadoes."

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#8 Feb 25, 2014
Wild Honey Bee populations have been decimated by thrachia mites and other Apian parasites/fungi. These have also hard hit domesticated hives. I am all for research to find a solution for this predation on a vital resource in the agricultural arena. If feeding them thru the winter to insure their survival until Spring and pollenation season begins its a small price to pay. After all,we'll need them come Spring/Summer if we want fruits and veggies.
Nanosoft Intold

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#9 Feb 25, 2014
carey529 wrote:
are they going to feed them the food Michelle decreed the schools serve, but the kids won't eat?
;) do U rather hav a honeybeeee or BO keep going to honeymoon!! ;-000h, Bo know BBB+++
Nanosoft Intold

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#10 Feb 25, 2014
shakey wrote:
amazing....we let people go hungry, but we feed bees.
Obama first teerm is dont know & dont care! 2nd term is let"s it BBBeee+++eggonomisty searching for McQueen beeees!! ;-000
Nanosoft Intold

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#11 Feb 25, 2014
to 2016 just let"s beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeee! ;-000
Doc

Saint Charles, IL

#12 Feb 25, 2014
Yeah, Shakey....go ahead and make fun of this $3M is a drop in the bucket. If there are no bees to pollinate food crops, not only bees will die, but humans too. If not for the bees, there would be little or no food crops for us to eat. Think about that while you starve...

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#13 Feb 25, 2014
I think this is all part of a sting.
Bipartisandals

Hanoi, Vietnam

#15 Feb 25, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
I think this is all part of a sting.
Woofman;) beeeee sting is help yo blood flowing better inyo utery & vein! so yo heart dont attack U!! ;-000
Bipartisandals

Hanoi, Vietnam

#16 Feb 25, 2014
Storm Warning wrote:
i get hives thinking about it
beee sting U would lov it!! no need for viagrass!!! it"s organic & natural dick/take/the!!! ;-000

“Shoot for the stars”

Since: Dec 10

Planet Earth

#18 Feb 25, 2014
okimar wrote:
Wild Honey Bee populations have been decimated by thrachia mites and other Apian parasites/fungi. These have also hard hit domesticated hives. I am all for research to find a solution for this predation on a vital resource in the agricultural arena. If feeding them thru the winter to insure their survival until Spring and pollenation season begins its a small price to pay. After all,we'll need them come Spring/Summer if we want fruits and veggies.
Exactly!$3M is a drop in the bucket when we need our Honey Bee friends to pollinate for our food consumption. I guess some people only see $3M and can't think beyond that.

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