Documentary Presents New Bee Disappea...

Documentary Presents New Bee Disappearance Theory

There are 9 comments on the findingDulcinea story from Oct 5, 2009, titled Documentary Presents New Bee Disappearance Theory. In it, findingDulcinea reports that:

A new U.K. film points to a certain pesticide as the root cause of colony collapse disorder among honeybees, but some dispute the claim.

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Geeste, Germany

#1 Oct 5, 2009
That is not a bee on the photo. This is a hover fly!

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Oct 5, 2009
A doc is the perfect environment to really get to the heart of this problem and investigate theories. I'm looking forward to this.

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Oct 5, 2009
i had no idea beens were so crucial for the ecosystem - we should definitely take better care of them!

Irrigon, OR

#4 Oct 6, 2009
Michael wrote:
That is not a bee on the photo. This is a hover fly!
It sure looks like a bee to me.
John Smith

Mayfield, Australia

#5 Oct 7, 2009
A Bee has four wings. The eyes of the bee are no this large.

Fat chance we have of these experts solving the problem when they don't even recognise the insect in question.

“Death of literacy - few notice”

Since: May 09


#6 Oct 13, 2009
The experts likely didn't select the photo to illustrate the story. That's who you're upset at - the poor sod who had to take the bee story & find art to go with it. He/she apparently (I can't tell the difference either) couldn't distinguish between bee & hover fly - & didn't bother to show the selection to anyone who could.
That's a page composition problem, not a bee expertise problem. If it's any consolation, he probably doesn't speak Strine, either.

New York, NY

#7 Oct 19, 2009
The photo is sort of irrelevant, don't you think? Let's focus on the issue - bees in peril!
John Smith

Mayfield, Australia

#8 Oct 19, 2009
Point taken, Hoosier, Thanks for the correction.

Are you telling me I should not take what I read and see from journalist all that seriously?

Don't worry, Lulu, the bee (as a species) will probably still be here when mankind has gone. It is our own survival we need to worry about, but it is true we need bees in proportion to people, otherwise the tide will swing against us.

My pet beef though, is with all this 'help' the bees are and will get from Governments etc. It all goes to subsidise universities. More research! Scientist are like politicians, they are eager to 'look into it.'

Politicians and scientist don't produce many bees. If some of that money went into promoting the beekeeping industry directly, it would make a big difference to the survival possibilities. But you can't get more bees without recognising that the beekeepers are dying off too.

The Bee Industry needs tax relief, exemption from the crushing pain of too many regulators and regulations, protection from the evil rhetoric put out by scientist who get paid by pharmaceutical companies and big food processors.

A World Bank that was more interested in saving the existing beekeeping infrastructure rather than promoting new activity in places where they hope to make profits by utilising super cheap labour would be a welcome change too.

Pollinate or perish! It is time for Truth or Consequences!

“Death of literacy - few notice”

Since: May 09


#9 Oct 20, 2009
John, Not @ all. Kudos to you for being able to spot the differences. Clearly, quality control broke down in the case of matching the picture to the article. We can hope that your prodding will make a difference further down the line.

& yes, we (humanity) need the honeybees a lot. Probably more than the bees need us - after all, flowers do grow wild still. More than can be said for most of our over-domesticated food crops & animals too, for that matter. & don't get me started on GMOs ... God help us all

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