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thisiswoodstockMar. 22nd, 2008 04:52 pm A Spring Without Bees

New Book coming out: A Spring Without Bees by Michael Schacker


Book Description
A century after the birth of Rachel Carson, the world faces a new environmental disaster, from a chemical similar to DDT. This time the culprit appears to be IMD, or imidacloprid, a relatively new but widely used insecticide in the United States. Many beekeepers and researchers blame IMD for Colony Collapse Disorder, which has wiped out 23% of America’s beehives. Even trace amounts make bees unable to fly back to their hive. Since honeybees are essential to the production of most major food crops, their demise could spell catastrophe.

Also, in the book is a plan of action to help beekeepers until the bee population comes back. This will certainly be an important book to buy, read, and spread the word.

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Date:March 22nd, 2008 10:34 pm (UTC)
thanks for the link! its certainly something to check out.

So far there’s no reports of CCD in Connecticut, for backyard hobbyist beekeepers, but that’s not to say it won’t occur, or hasn’t occurred and just not been reported.
Date:June 9th, 2008 06:58 pm (UTC)

Why the Bees are Dying – (and how to bring them back)


A note to let you know about this article, a current issue being addressed by the Earth Vision project -

"Why the Bees Are Dying - and how to bring them back"

at: http://www.evbooks.net/earth_vision_021.htm

This article opens the box on the disappearing honeybee issue, so-called Colony Collapse Disorder, by using spiritual ecology and the indications of 20th Century renaissance man, Rudolf Steiner, to realize the common denominator of suspected causes. If entrenched analysts, who have been concertedly looking at external threats for the villain, were to turn their sights 180 degrees, they would discover that "we have met the enemy, and the enemy is us!" - that is, overall human interference.

Using spiritual ecology to bring environmentalism to the next level, the EV project has several current newsworthy items.
To access them, visit:

Current Environmental Issues

Josef Graf
Earth Vision + Insight21
answers for the 21st Century
http://www.evsite.net + http://www.insight21.net