Videos about Bees on Ted.com

Saturday, May 5, 2012
I decided to dedicate this post to just Ted Talk's about the Bees. I will keep updating this post with all the videos I find. "Enjoy" Help SAVE THE BEES how ever you can!

Link to www.ted.com for louie schwartzberg the hidden beauty of pollination Video


Link to www.ted.com for Dennis vanEngelsdorp: a plea for bees Video
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Bees might hold Potential Solution to Prostate Cancer

Saturday, May 5, 2012
photo - Adopt a Beekeeper (Rigoberto De La Portilla)
While more people are getting sick and turning to natural solutions for their medical issues here come the bees once again to the rescue.

Combined research with cutting-edge proteomics found that Cape(Caffeic acid phenethyl ester) an isolated compound  found in propolis arrests early-stage prostate cancer.

Why is this not gaining acceptance in the clinic?

Its only been used as a natural remedy for centuries!

Here is the article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120504110402.htm
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Bee Drinks Human Tears

Friday, May 4, 2012
I get a message from my friend on Facebook:

http://jezebel.com/5907531/evil-bees-are-coming-to-drink-your-tears?utm_campaign=socialflow_jezebel_facebook&utm_source=jezebel_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow
"Read that and thought of you..not sure if its cool but figured you'd enjoy the read. "~ Quills R.

But of course I enjoy articles related to bees and beekeeping.
Its nice to know there are a lot more people spreading the word about bees and how important they are to our way of life.

The link above covers a new found Bee known as "Lasioglossum gotham" said to have been discovered recently at a Botanic Garden in Brooklyn, NY.

The Lasioglossum gotham, a male.
Photo - Jason Gibbs, Cornell
University
 
This Brooklyn native "Lasioglossum gotham" is the size of a grain of rice.
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/10/bees/

more links:
http://inhabitat.com/new-bee-species-discovered-brooklyn-ny/
http://inhabitat.com/nyc/new-bee-species-discovered-in-the-brooklyn-botanic-garden/
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304356604577341683875011896.html
http://ferrebeekeeper.wordpress.com/tag/lasioglossum-gotham/


An Irisdescent Green Sweat Bee (photo by Cyrus Khamak)


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Because I didn't see it coming: Monsanto buys leading bee research firm after being implicated in bee colony collapse

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Monsanto buys leading bee research firm after being implicated in bee colony collapse


Learn more:http://www.naturalnews.com/035688_Monsanto_honey_bees_colony_collapse.html#ixzz1tOeURbSX
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Preparing for The Perfect Swarm

Saturday, April 28, 2012
One of our hive boxes is brimming and about to swarm so we began to baten down the hatches and take inventory of our available options.

Taking inventory and sorting
Sorting out Frames and Hive boxes

After taking inventory we began assembling new boxes and frames to expand the backyard apiary.

Assembling frames with jig is so much better
Work goes by much easier
Staple gun makes it faster too
Ten at a time
Inspecting the handy work
Putting boxes together


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Bees - The Ultimate Doomsday Preppers

Friday, April 20, 2012

I was talking to some family friends as they recounted a story of a neighbor whose house was infested with bees but rather than call a Beekeeper or Bee Removal Service, they decided that if they sealed the entry hole used by the bees they would be trap the colony inside and they would just die from lack of food. 


That got me to thinking, not only was that completely inhumane but completely wrong!

Now maybe I have been watching too many episodes of Doomsday Preppers and Doomsday Bunkers but I think Bees are nature's ultimate survivalists.  Bee's work together as a community to sustain the colony.  They store honey and use what they store to live off until they can fight their way out.


Just as I expected, a month later the bees were using the same route after some how removing the seal created by the homeowner. 

I must say, I love nature. 

Beekeeper Rigoberto De La Portilla (Miami, FL)

Please always have bees removed by professionals who use humane methods of removal and relocation!


Beekeeper Rigoberto De La Portilla (Miami, FL)

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Yet another STUDY links insecticide to bee losses

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Ever since I started beekeeping I keep hearing, reading, and experiencing CCD(Colony Collapse Disorder)
Studies are all pointing to insecticides!

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"Findings point to treated corn seed — and corn syrup — as possible links to a pandemic afflicting North American pollinators." - Janet Raloff

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/339726/title/Yet_another_study_links_insecticide_to_bee_losses

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In the link above they talk about how papers have been released pointing to neonicotinoids(a widely used class of insecticide which is contributing to the bee deaths and disappearance since 2006 across the US.

We need to stop poisoning our pollinating companions.

My wife and I have started Adopt a Beekeeper part of the South Florida Survival Network in an attempt to save the bees by uniting Beekeepers.

Don't Hire exterminators to annihilate colonies and kill bees!
Contact Adopt a Beekeeper
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