The beautiful encaustic exhibit at Bernice's got be to thinking about the disappearance of the bees. I've actually seen quite a few in the last 3 days (and more fruit flies as well), but they were strangely absent the rest of the summer.
There is a great new documentary on this: Vanishing of the Bees Watch the trailer here: http://www.vanishingbees.com/trailer/ Bee populations have been in massive decline and bees have been mysteriously disappearing from their hives for the past five years - a syndrome better known as Colony Collapse Disorder.
The new documentary, Vanishing of the Bees, narrated by Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Page (Juno, Inception), takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, ecological, political and spiritual implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee.
Does anyone know more about this topic and what we can do it stop it?
I'n not 100% sure if it comes from organic sources but there are a couple kinds of honey available in the bulk foods section of the Good Food Store. I like to get the Agave nectar once in a while just to mix things up with any of my recipes that use honey.
paul wheaton wrote: Are there organic bee keepers in the missoula area?
I've got just the person you might dig chatting it up with...http://1000newgardens.ning.com/forum/topics/im-looking-for-places-to-keep?xg_source=activity...I'll invite him here, and perhaps...if you guys wouldn't mind, please share the conversations you continue your conversation on both sites...that would be wonderful for all audiences involved with PERMIES and 1KNG Montana...
It is a list of contributors. About a dozen things. CCD for some hives could be caused by just two or three from the list - and other hives will do okay until they rack up all twelve.
In a way CCD is a good thing: people that have no respect for the bee will end up bee-less. And commercial crops that depend on bad bee practices will not get pollinated. But those that embrace good bee practices will have lots of great crops in a time when supply and demand drive the prices way up for the crops (due to the failures from lessor farmers).