Last Friday (October 24), I had a chance to talk with one of honey seller at Union Square Greenmarket. His name was Duane and for ten years his profession was building beehives. He worked for company named Tremblay Apiaries, which located at upstate New York. He said, he is not expert on CCD issue but commented “organic (bee) farmers wonder what flowers will bloom next year; it’s the other farmers who wonder where all the bees went”. His comment indicated problem of using chemical pesticide rather than using plant extract GMO (Genetically Modified Organism), which organic (bee) farmers prefer.
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Tae, this is an interesting anecdotal report. Do you think this person is correct, and that CCD is caused by the bee's rejection of chemical pesticides, etc.? What happened to your idea of getting kids to raise bees to replenish the colonies? Are you still looking into that? I thought it was a great idea. Let's meet tomorrow to catch up. Come find me. Steven
Posted November 10, 2008
By steven landau