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Who killed the honey Bee

Updated on August 4, 2013

What is the main task of bees and what happens when they die?

This lens, about Who killed the honey bee I wrote to make everyone aware of the huge bee mortality in the world, bees are a very important bug for us and for the ecosystem of nature.

What are the consequences of this massive bee die for us, and how do we fix this.

Bees pollinate not only flowers, but also make honey, wax and many other products which we enjoy.

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bees nested in tree
bees nested in tree

When and where Bees create honey

If a collecting bee brings the collected nectar in the nest it is always stored in the outer cell the bee who works the honey adds an enzyme to the received drop of nectar, this enzyme called invertase.

Now the nectar is exposed to open air so that a portion of the water evaporates and thickens the nectar, this happens in the following way, the bee will stick out his tongue to which the nectar sticks and the evaporation surface becomes larger, the other bees support this process, they will clapping their wings woo the nest will be ventilated, this happened especially in the evening, when the bees are not flying, most nectar will turn to honey.

If the bee does not fly in the evening hours they are doing this, not only water is extracted from the nectar but also many fragrances, these volatile substances that cause a strong floral air in the vicinity of the nest.

A few honeys

Acacia honey delicate and sweet taste.

Clover honey soft caramel flavor.

Linden honey light mint flavor.

Thyme honey herbaceous taste very good in sore throat.

Flowers Honey usually neutral taste.

Royal jelly and the Anatomy of the honeybee

Anatomy of the honeybee
Anatomy of the honeybee

BELOW A SHORT DESCRIPITON OF THE MAIN INGREDIENTS OF ROYAL JELLY (average values)

9-18% proteins (amino acids, Apalbumin, Apisimin, Peptide and Royalisin)

60 to 70% water

1 to 6% from 10 hydroxydecanoïnezuur Mandibelklieren

11 to 25% sugar, (4 to 8% glucose, 3 to 13% of fructose, and 0.5 to 2.0% of sucrose)

2 to 8% of fats

Sterine

Gamma globulin

0.8 to 3% Trace elements and Miner Alen

3.4 -4, t PH value of royal jelly

1-6% from the 10-hydroxydecanoïnezuur Mandibelklieren.

Vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, pyridoxine, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, folic acid)

Biopterin and Neopterin

The pH of royal jelly from 3.4 to 4.5

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The numbers correspond to the picture above

THE ANATOMY OF BEES:

1. Tongue

2. Mouth of the salivary glands

3. Mandible

4. Upper jaw

5. Upper lip

6. Lower lip

7. Maxillary gland (above mandible gland)

8. behind jaw gland (behind mandible gland)

9. Throat

10. Front feed juice gland (hypopharyngeale gland)

11. Brains

12. Point eyes

13. Chest salivary gland

14. Chest muscles (flight muscles)

15. ????

16. Forewing

17. Rear

18. Circulation

19. Breathing hole (stigma)

20. Air pocket

21. Midgut

22. Heart valves

23. Small intestine

24. Nasonovklier

25. Abdomen glands

26. Rectum

27. Anus

28. Angel sheath

29. poison bladder

30. brush membrane

31. Venom glands

32. Small gland

33. Seminal vesicle (sperm theca)

34. Wax glands

35. Ventral nerve cord

36. Pipe valve honey

37. Funnel of honey valve

38. As honey valve

39. Honey stomach

40. Main artery

41. Esophagus

42. Nervous system

43. jaw

44. pollen comb

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Eden Pond Queen's Magic Bee Pollen Capsules, 120 Count
Eden Pond Queen's Magic Bee Pollen Capsules, 120 Count

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Skip Hop Baby Zoo Little Kid and Toddler Melamine Feeding Divided Plate, Multi Brooklyn Bee
Skip Hop Baby Zoo Little Kid and Toddler Melamine Feeding Divided Plate, Multi Brooklyn Bee

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Yellow Bee Kitchen Nested Measuring Cups / Bowls for Baking, Set of 4, Stoneware
Yellow Bee Kitchen Nested Measuring Cups / Bowls for Baking, Set of 4, Stoneware

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Bijenkorf in boom

propolis wat is it and what do Bees with it

Te use of Propolis

Popolis exists for slightly more than half of resin of trees and plants in particular, the poplar, the other half consists of 5% pollen, 10% essential oil, and 30% wax.

In propolis are many different ingredients such as vitamins, amino acids, minerals and key bioflavonoid, (now one considers this as the active ingredient in the healing process), the bees have all these ingredients edited and mixed forms characterized as a sort kit or propolis .

Propolis is also used by the bees themselves to seal their hive off as they protect against external influences.

Propolis is a true protector of the colony, in addition to the purely functional role for reinforcement and sealing also plays a role as autoimmune system for the colony, as an antiviral, antibiotic and antifungal substance.

FOOD SUPPLEMENT

Propolis as food supplement and is also used as a dietary supplement.

And is also good for protection against influenza,viruses, colds and coughs

PROPOLIS CREAM

Propolis is also used in cream, and can be used directly on the wound,

apply it with a cotton ball or gauze.

PROPOLIS TINCTURE IN SORE THROAT

Use some drops on whole wheat bread or as a gargle for sore throat.

PROPOLIS AND INFLAMATED GUMS, LIPS OR ORAL CARE PROBLEMS

Use some drops as a gargle or drink it in a herbal tea with some honey if desired.

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BZZZZZZZZZZ

A buzzing bee does not sting, but makes delicious honey!

Varroa on a bee
Varroa on a bee

possible causes of bee mortality

It has performed poorly with the honey bees, kills around a lot, how come is unclear, but there are indications sword corpse.

The bee is very important to our food supply, 80% of our cultivated food crops pollinated by them, such as almonds, cherries and apples, which would never lie. In our supermarket without their help

This useful pollination is that he is of economic value, only in the Netherlands represents this value for more than one billion euro's per year, but it's very bad with the bee and in winter the mortality rate in recent years of 10-15% to 15 -26% in other countries like America and European countries, it is not much better.

DISAPPEARING DISEASE

Normally dies part of a colony by food shortage or the death of the queen, in the winter, but since a few years there is a mysterious disease that plays an important role in winter mortality "colony collapse disorder"

Colony Collapse Disorder, in this phenomenon the queen is simply present and the hive is well stocked with food and breeding, yet find the beekeeper only dead adult bees back in the spring or the hive is even completely abandoned, and it seems that the residents are gone.

The "colony collapse disorder" has been the subject of much research in both Europe and America, there are several reasons mentioned but there is no cause found,

Well there are a number of key suspects led to the establishment.

VARROA

In the eighties of the last century, the European beekeepers introduced the bee in areas where his Indian brother appears, perhaps they better should not have done this, because the now infamous parasite Varroa destructor gave the opportunity to expand its habitat rigorous and has done this, at the end of 2009 only in Australia the colonies were safe from these blood sucking parasites.

The female mite lives on adult bees, but is dependent on bee brood, in a closet to continue to propagate, Each cell in a hive is to bee larvae, each cell in the

beginning is open, but closed at one point ,and then just before this, the mite itself moves to the brood in the cell, sixty hours after the cell is closed she lays an unfertilized egg from which a male arises. Then the female produces a number of fertilized eggs, the females arising there from pairs with the male (sex between brother and sister so inbred) as the bee larva is mature at a young, he leaves the brood cell.

The underdeveloped female and male mites stay behind and die, the rest of the offspring remains on the young bee and stay on it until they find a new victim.

HARMFUL VIRUSES

The most famous virus is Deformed Wing Virus, the virus causes deformations in the abdomen and the wings of bees, sometimes the deformity so severe that the hits while paralyzed, a sick victim by his peers expelled from the hive and die within 48 hours.

FUNGAL

The next suspect is the parasitic fungus Nosema ceranae, like the varroa mite, this pathogen originally only in Asian honeybee.

The fungus produces spores that long-lived in the drinking water or via food being consumed, and these traces which passes through the stomach to the esophagus and honey midgut to germinate there.

Once germinated spores penetrate the intestinal cells and provide a strong increase of the parasite, this hampers the intestinal function, when an infected will eventually die because the intestine literally explodes or they die from hunger.

The European honeybee is so sensitive to the Asian parasites, the reason is that the Nosema ceranae and varroamit only briefly present in the west, and bees have not been able to develop so that they can survive an infection a mechanism capable .

And according to some scientists also plays an important role in the food supply, most honey bees must do with a limited number of plant species, making them miss certain proteins that they desperately need to keep up the Immune system levels.

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Do You think that what Einstein said is true? - Einstein once said: If the bees die than humans too.

Bee on a beautifull flower
Bee on a beautifull flower

Will we die if bees extinct

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Study confirmed pesticides, attack the brains of bees - Lets look for Alternatives

Scientific research shows that there are two types of pesticides that are regularly used in agriculture, and the bee's brains, memory and learning process are suffering the most by them. .

It focuses research on the so-called neonicotinoids and the effects of it, on the brains of bees. Pesticides are mainly used for protection of agricultural crops, also became the organophosphates, examined involvement (sometimes used to fight the varroamit in beehives)

LEARNING PROCESS

These two pesticides have major negative impact and impede the learning process of the bees, says Christopher Connolly (researcher at the University of Dundee, Scotland)

This study now appears while the European Commission try to get a two year suspend on those harmful pesticides for bees.

Member States did not agree on a temporary ban on neonicotinoids.

The European Commission hopes before this summer to eliminate these products, among other they are partly responsible for the declining bee population.

ALTERNATIVE

Scientists call to a thorough investigation and look at alternatives for these harmful pesticides.

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Pesticides are killing bees

Take action and look for alternatives

Pesticides are a pest! - Proof of how pesticides affect bees

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How to extract honey from your Beehive - The honey extractor

Please make sure you only extract honey from your beehives, if they are capped for at least three quarters,

and not like in the video only a quarter is capped.

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Division of labor and building the nest

Workers build a queen-cell or socket
Workers build a queen-cell or socket

DIVISION MAID OF BEES

Maintaining the nest requires a strict division of labor and cooperation of the workers, making new comb cells, the care of larvae, the cleaning of the nest, but also ventilating the nest, making honey, searching for food sealing small nest openings are important tasks of a worker, and the working life of a bee begins even immediately after it has crawled out of the cell.

Honeybees and have an internal biological clock that is important in the bee dance, by which workers giving each other information on found food sources, they can better navigate through their internal biological clock and divide tasks.

The changing role of honeybees as they grow older, newly hatched bees have other tasks than the older bees, a young exemplar can immediately fly but seldom do so, they remain in the nest and perform household duties.

DUTIES OF BEES

Newly hatched bees clean the cells clean.

A few days later they are able to edit nectar.

In the meantime the young look when running the bee dance from her peers.

After six days, they feed and care for young larvae.

If they are 15 days old, they will help them fly the opening guarding the house.

21 days old when she flies for the very first time to collect. Pollen and nectar

older bees fly a lot in search of food or guarding the nest entrance.

This task distribution makes sure that efficiency is maintained.

In large nations can daily 1000 to 2000 bees crawl out of their cells.

CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEST

Most of the bee populations created by people living in nests, hives or hives, bees living in the wild, often in hollow trees, nests underground or in sheltered places.

Was composed of a honeycomb, and can contain hundreds of cells, each of which have different functions, some serve as storage for honey or pollen and other serve as a breeding ground for larvae and pupae.

Each cell is hexagonal, this means that they are hexagonal in shape, and have an exact thickness, the combs consist of beeswax, the cells grow in males are larger than those in which workers develop; this is because males bees have a larger head by their large eyes.

Cells in which one grows up to fall directly on the vase shape, and because they are made on top of the comb, this is also called swarm cell or socket.

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If bee's die we have to do the pollinating bij hand, do you think we can?

Pollen very nice in Yoghurt
Pollen very nice in Yoghurt

Pollen

Also very nice in Yoghurt

USE OF POLLEN

Pollen grains (or pollen) are not only vital to the bees, contains the unique mixture for humans also essential nutrients for good health. If you eat well varied, you get these substances enough inside, there are still many situations where pollen can help. Pollen has a very good effect in:, hay fever, fatigue, anemia, asthma, bronchitis, intestinal problems, acne, nervousness, liver disease, and so on. Pollen is healthy and good for young and old. There is no other natural ready-to-use product that so many essential nutrients in it as in Pollen. Inter alia, 30% carbohydrates, 30% protein (10% as free amino acids), 20% fat (half of polyunsaturated fatty acids) and minerals. And these vitamins are also present in Pollen: A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B8, B9, B12, C, D, E, and K. Vitamin B12 is present in relatively large quantities and is therefore very valuable to people who do not eat meat. Pollen is very nutritious and inhibits appetite by 20% and is therefore suitable for use while dieting.

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This vase is made by bees
This vase is made by bees

Bees in Decline

Research done by Greenpeace in an PDF file

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Look at this beautiful vase it is made by 40,000 bees, in only one week,

in an bee collony on a mold!

Do you want too learn more about bees take a look at the PDF file below.

http://www.greenpeace.nl/Global/nederland/report/2...

Clostridium botulinum
Clostridium botulinum

Babies from under a year and honey

Do not give them honey

Give a baby under a year old yet no honey, because their digestive system is not fully developed, and this is still unstable.

Because it is not excluded that traces of the *Clostridium botulinum bacterium in appearance, and this would cause infant botulism.

*Clostridium botulinum bacterium is an (rod-shaped bacterium that causes botulism)

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      marktplaatsshop 3 years ago

      @tazzytamar: Thank you for your kind comment, bees are so great, and they make lots of delicious things we can enjoy.

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      Anna 3 years ago from chichester

      This is incredible! I've been inspired to look into bee-keeping! Will probably get two hives to start with and start a bee-friendly garden. Yet another great lens!

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      Doc_Holliday 3 years ago

      Oh no. Don't kill the bees :-(

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      marktplaatsshop 3 years ago

      @SusanneB: Thanks for the visit and the like of my honey bee lens, I am glad you enjoyed it.

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      marktplaatsshop 3 years ago

      @chrisilouwho: Thanks for visiting, and liking my lens on the honey bee, and hope you learned a thing or two on it, it was a pleasure to make this lens, and am glad you enjoyed it

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      chrisilouwho 3 years ago

      interesting lens, will 'bee' seeing bees in a new light from now on.

      cheesy, I know, lol. I really enjoyed your lens, thanks!

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      SusanneB 3 years ago

      I like bees and honey and your lens.

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      marktplaatsshop 3 years ago

      @Meganhere: Bees are great, and they create lots of delicious things, I realy enjoyed making this lens, and hope people will learn a thing or two from it, thanks for your like and visit, I appreciate it

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      Meganhere 3 years ago

      I love bees. This is a great lens, I really enjoyed it. Thanks.

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      marktplaatsshop 3 years ago

      @Melissa Miotke: Yes they are quit fascinating, thanks for your visit and like, I appreciate it

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      Melissa Miotke 3 years ago from Arizona

      This really is fascinating!

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      marktplaatsshop 3 years ago

      @RoSelou: Goodmorning RoSelou, Thanks for liking, visiting and commenting on my honey bee lens, I wish i did make these beautiful pictures, but sorry to say I did not, I got them from free domain sites or the internet, but you can take a look at "Steve Kaye" his lenses he makes his own beautiful pictures of animals, and great lenses too, good luck on your search for a great camera, one of Steve his lenses is: http://www.squidoo.com/bird-eyes

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      sandi13 3 years ago

      There is such a huge amount of useful information on bees here that I never even knew. Very interesting post.

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      RoSelou 3 years ago

      Bees sting but their honey is one of the best food I know. However, I am more interested in your camera and how did you take the photos of the bees when they are easily disturbed and very small for the lens. I am interested in your reply.

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      marktplaatsshop 3 years ago

      @sandi13: Thank you for your kind comment, this is why I wrote about the subject so people will learn

      a thing or two, and hope they will realize bees are in danger and get more awereness.

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      diligentwheel lm 4 years ago

      Very informative! Thanks

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @suepogson: Yes it is very worrying, people in China are already pollinating flowers by hand, and it takes them a long time to do so, one of the readers told me that it takes 20 workers working 10 hours a day to hand pollinate, and that is a very worrying touhgt

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @socialcx1: Thank you for your kind comment, and Yes the consequences are frightening, in China they are pollinating by hand already.

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      suepogson 4 years ago

      I have been buying honey from my neighbour but suddenly his bees have left - we don;t know why and it's very worrying!

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      socialcx1 4 years ago

      Hi I just love your lens. There was a new documentary on New Zealand TV recently about the bees being under threat and the consequences are frightening.

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      julieannbrady 4 years ago

      It is quite disconcerting to hear all the reports on the honey bees being killed off. I was growing about 100 sunflower plants from seed and am happy to report that I saw many bees on the blossoms!

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      Sandy Mertens 4 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      So this is what all the buzz is about.

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      tmclife 4 years ago

      I agree that they are very important.Propolis is very healthy and honey is so good!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Occupy Monsanto!

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @Judy Filarecki: I enjoyed writing it, and it is scary in Japan people are pollinating by hand already, so it is an important topic that everyone should learn about.

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      Judy Filarecki 4 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      I just watched a PBS special on this and it is really scary. Thanks for ring attention to this.

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @Susan Zutautas: Well that is truly sad, bee keeper's should work together and not steel the queen bees of an other, thank you for your comment.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Very informative lens! Recently I was reading an article about a bee keeper's that have had all of their queen bees stolen. So sad.

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you for your kind comment

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Very informative lens. Thanks for sharing. :)

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @Faye Rutledge: No thanks, it was a pleasure to read, happy 4th of July, and thanks for the like on my honey bee lens I appreciate it

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      Faye Rutledge 4 years ago from Concord VA

      Buzzing by to say thanks for your visit and comment to my July 4th Party lens. And, thanks for this great info about bees!! Happy 4th of July!

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @farazulhasan: Thank you for your nice comment and nice to hear you learnd something from it, thanks for liking and visiting my honey bee lens,

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      farazulhasan 4 years ago

      valuable information ...nice lens ..after reading it.. i know why this creature is so important for us..

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @rob-hemphill: Yes you are so right if bees die we have to do the pollinating our self, they are very important

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @Mobley5: thank you for your kind comment, and yes we have to take care of the bees, they are so important for us.

      Thank you for liking, visiting and commenting on my honey bee lens.

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      Rob Hemphill 4 years ago from Ireland

      Well done drawing attention to this sad saga about bees. We need them so badly!

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      Mobley5 4 years ago

      Really informative - thanks. We have to take of our bees!

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @Jogalog: it is true there are still bees, but the population is, going very hard backward.

      thank you so much for vistiting and liking my lens on the honey bee

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @Jogalog: it is true there are still bees, but the population is, going very hard backward.

      thank you so much for vistiting and liking my lens on the honey bee

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      Jogalog 4 years ago

      I also keep hearing that bee numbers are falling but I have seen loads of them this summer already. I do think we need to take care of them though.

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @rking96: Good morning rking96, It is no myth, when I walk in the streets or look in my garden there are bees laying dead on the ground, I just saw an item on TV where a beekeeper shows that all his bees are death.

      This man had over 10 hives, the sad result was that all the bees where lying dead in it, so it seems to me no myth. Thank you for visiting, commenting and liking my lens on the honey bee I appreciate it

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @socialcx1: Good morning Snappysnapper, thank you for your kind comment, visit and like on my honey bee lens, I really appreciate it

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      Rick King 4 years ago from Charleston, SC

      I always wonder if this is really a myth. There seem to be plenty of bees in my back yard. But this is a serious issue if it is even close to being true. Bees are valuable for a lot of reasons.

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      socialcx1 4 years ago

      Yes, I agree with all the comments. This is a fantastic lens. Well done.

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @Swisstoons: Wow, thank you for your kind comment, I sure hope to get one of those once on one of my lenses, I hope that the awareness on the bee sarvation gets better with this lens, and i enjoyed making it, Thank you for your visit, comment and liking my lens on the honey bee, it is appreciated highley.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 4 years ago from Michigan

      Very informative (and beautiful) lens about a very important subject. Without bees, we are all on the road to starvation. Wish I had a Purple Star or a LotD award to give you. I think this lens deserves one of each!

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      LisaDH 4 years ago

      I sure wish the US would follow the EU's lead and ban the neonicotinoids that are most likely to blame for the death of so many bees.

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @gardenlady: hello gardenlady, thats something I cannot tell you, I should have to do research on GMO, and I did not, maybe I will look in too that. thanks for liking my lens on the honey bee I appreciate it

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      gardenlady 4 years ago

      I've noticed many more bumble bees than honey bees this year. When I was a kid I remember so many bees in the spring, now not so many. I also wonder if the GMO food has any effect on the bees?

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @Classy_Chic: Goodmorning, Classy Chic, Yes you are so right, thats why I wrote this lens so people will get more awereness, and learn more about it, thank you for visiting and liking my lens on the honey bee, I appreciate it

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      Classy_Chic 4 years ago

      Great lens, it packed with tons of information. People need to be more educated.

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @webmavern: You are so right, and I hope this lens wil contribute to more awareness on this topic.

      Thank you so much for visitng commenting and liking my lens on the honey bee, I appreciate it

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      webmavern 4 years ago

      Great topic for a lens! We need to take care of the bees as our own existence depends on them.

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you for visiting and commenting on my honey bee lens

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @Organic-Mommy: Well, I think it is a big problem so thats why i update it again and again, until I do not know anything more, thank you for your visit, comment and like, I do appreciate it

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @SamanthaSays: Yes they are quit cute, and make delicious thing for us, I realy hope we will enjoy them for a long time, thanks for your visit, comment and like on my honey bee lens, it is appreciated

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @MaryMitchell: Yes they are in Japan they already pollonating by hand, and thats a shame. thank you for vistiting, commenting and liking my lens on the honey bee, I appreciate it

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks for stopping by my lens! This is a very interesting and informational lens. I always run when I see a bee!

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      Organic-Mommy 4 years ago

      I knew about this, but haven't seen such a great write-up on it like you did! Great job! Keep it up!

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      SamanthaSays 4 years ago

      loved this lens, aren't bees the cutest!!!

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      MaryMitchell 4 years ago

      Bees are essential to the survival of the human race - it's simple, no pollinating bees, no food for us! We MUST do everything possible to help them to continue to do their great work. This is a great lens on an important subject, thanks.

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @Niagara Ghosts: Thank you for your comment, it is sad that the bees are at risk, I hope people will realize how important bees are, before it is to late. Thanks for visiting, commenting and liking my lens about the honey bees

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      Niagara Ghosts 4 years ago

      I loved your lens! My grandpa was a beekeeper and would be very upset to know that his precious bees are at risk now.

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @smsr0100451: No thanks, I enjoyed writing it

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      smsr0100451 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing a good topic.

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @JessCa LM: Thank you so much jessCa, I appreciate the like and your kind comment

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      JessCa LM 4 years ago

      Enjoyed reading your great lens!

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @anonymous: You are so right we have to realize how important bees are, thanks for visiting, and liking my lens

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @TheCaveMan LM: caveman, thank you for your kind words, bees are vital, and hope more people will realize that when they read this lens, thanks for the like and the comment, I appreciate it.

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      TheCaveMan LM 4 years ago

      Yes, bees are vital to the environment and our own survival. A very informative lens. You certainly know your subject.

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      shana273 4 years ago

      I agree that pesticides are killing bees. Great lens!

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @ClaraSimmonds: Thank you so much

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @marktplaatsshop: You are more than welcome. Its an important topic...sharing on G+

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @marktplaatsshop: You are more than welcome. Its an important topic...sharing on G+

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @anonymous: No thanks, it was a pleasure reading it., and thanks for liking my lens on the honey bee too:)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This is such a nice lens, from the content to the structure, great job, BTW just saying Hi and thank you for visiting my lens too. :)

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @ClaraSimmonds: Thank you Clara, for liking visiting and commenting on my lens about the honey bee

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      ClaraSimmonds 4 years ago

      Great Lens!Like it

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @notsuperstitious1: In Japan, they are already pollanating by hand, I hope what Einstein said never happens.

      thank you for liking my lens on the honey bee.

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      Edith Rose 4 years ago from Canada

      In China, they say it takes 20 workers working 10 hours a day to hand pollinate a half acre. Calculating that into our wages, then the price of apples would probably triple. If we don't help the bees recover, we do not have enough people in the world to pollinate our crops, so what Einstein said is sadly true.

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Tipi, you are right about people in Japan I heard that too, we realy need bees to do this for us, I hope trough this lens people will realize that we need bees, and I also hope we can win the battle! thank you for your kind comment, and for visiting and liking this lens, I realy appreciate it

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I've been hearing about people in Japan having to hand pollinate because of lack of bees, I sure hope we can turn things around...we need our bees and will have to change our habits to preserve them and that should be a priority, you've made that point very clear with sharing the results of hours of research...may we win this important battle. We were able to bring the Bald Eagle back and I think we can do it again...we must! :)

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @lpbiz2013 lm: Thank you for visiting, commenting and liking my lens on the honey bee, it is appreciated

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      lpbiz2013 lm 4 years ago

      very interesting lens! Now I know so much about honey bees:)

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @JMorgan21: Well, if you do not turn to them they do nothing unless they sit some where, where you do not know about they will sting, but always and only because they feel threatened.

      Thank you for visiting and liking my lens on the honey bee.

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      JMorgan21 4 years ago

      I Love honey and I love bees (as long as they aren't stinging me:)

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @flinnie lm: Thank you finnie for this nice comment, and for liking my lens, the awareness has to grow!

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      The honey bees are so important to us, we need to take care of them. Great lens.

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @opatoday: I agree, thanks for visiting and liking my lens

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @lbrummer: Thank you so much, I appreciate it, people have to do somthing about it , before it is too late. thanks for visiting and liking my lens

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      opatoday 4 years ago

      serious stuff

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      Loraine Brummer 4 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      A very interesting and informative article. Something we all need to be aware of.

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @gadgetking1: Thank you for visiting, commenting and liking my lens

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      gadgetking1 4 years ago

      Great lens. Bees are so important!

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @Rhonda Lytle: thank you for your kind reply,visit and liking my lens on the honey bee, I hope indeed the bees are late, but know better, lets hope they will not extinct!

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      Rhonda Lytle 4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      Really good information. I first heard about this roughly a year or so ago. At that time I had a huge vine growing on my fence that makes pink flowers. Bees used to flock to it in droves. They have not come back this year. :( I hope they are just late.

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      @TanoCalvenoa: Thank you, I hope we will realise the importance of the bees.

      thanks for visiting, liking and commenting, it is appreciated

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      TanoCalvenoa 4 years ago

      Good information about an important issue that most people are unaware of.