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A CYNICAL LOOK AT THE DAILY GRIND

Monday, February 12, 2007

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Honeybees are in trouble.

They're suffering from colony collapse disorder.

Some beekeepers have reported losing up to 50 percent of their colonies. One colony can hold up to 60,000 bees.

On top of that, for the past couple of years bees have been plagued by a tiny parasitic bug called the varroa mite, which devastated most wild honeybee populations.

Researchers have no idea what's causing this latest aliment that has killed hundreds of thousands of the insects that pollinate plants.

One study noted that three-quarters of all flowering plants, including most food crops and some that provide fiber, drugs and fuel, rely on pollinators for fertilization.

This is not beeswax, nor is it the bees knees.

And, I predict most of us will be suffering from collapsing wallet disorder with the price of honey on the rise.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Pete said...

Son of a "Bee"!
No honey today honey!
Buy now before the existing
supply has dwindled or gets marked up.
It'll be back to old fashioned,dangerous but in ample supply cane sugar!

Mon Feb 12, 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

I'm hoarding baklava as we speak...

Mon Feb 12, 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

first paraffin candles will kill you, then the healthy alternate beeswax will be too expensive, so I guess that leaves soy or electric, or battery candles..at least this isn't being blamed on global warming -yet..maybe scientists can clone these honey bees..

Mon Feb 12, 07:41:00 PM  
Anonymous hyper with no teeth said...

forget the honey! give me good ol' fashioned sugar.

Mon Feb 12, 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous tony the tiger said...

the cereal bee pollinated anna.

Mon Feb 12, 10:49:00 PM  

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