Did you know that the colony collapse disorder is not affecting organic bee hives?
Question by Hope is certainty (Ross): Did you know that the colony collapse disorder is not affecting organic bee hives?
Here is a quote and a link http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_5194.cfm
Sharon Labchuk is a longtime environmental activist and part-time organic beekeeper from Prince Edward Island. She has twice run for a seat in Ottawa’s House of Commons, making strong showings around 5% for Canada’s fledgling Green Party. She is also leader of the provincial wing of her party. In a widely circulated email, she wrote:
“I’m on an organic beekeeping list of about 1,000 people, mostly Americans, and no one in the organic beekeeping world, including commercial beekeepers, is reporting colony collapse on this list. The problem with the big commercial guys is that they put pesticides in their hives to fumigate for varroa mites, and they feed antibiotics to the bees. They also haul the hives by truck all over the place to make more money with pollination services, which stresses the colonies.”
Answer by campbelp2002
No, I didn’t know that. Thanks for the information.
Many of the things you mention seem likely to be possible causes. Especially moving the hives all the time. I bet that really confuses the Bees. I always wondered how they could even do that without loosing half the bees every time they make a move.
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