Saturday, November 15, 2008

Dr. Hulda Clark - Dying Bee Populations

by Oskar Thorvaldsson
In discussion with Dr. Clark about the Bee Problem she surprised me by telling me that she was once a beekeeper and that she knew exactly why the bees were dying off in record numbers.

In her opinion the bees are dying off because farmers are pressing the bees to become larger and thereby more productive. The bees are crossbred to jumbo size. Then they are supplied with ready-made plastic honeycombs covered with wax that most likely contains various chemicals.

The cells in the honeycombs are much larger than the bee would make themselves. Due to the fact that the cells in the honeycombs are both deeper and have a larger diameter the bees have to work extra hard to fill it with honey – exhausting them.

Unfortunately all kinds of pollutants such as fungus have an easier time to settle into those king-size cells. As far as we can gather, most commercial beekeepers treat the bees with an onslaught of chemicals:

• anti-fungus
• antibiotic medicines
• pesticides
• fumigation

The chemicals reduce the immunity of the over worked and over-sized bees even further, Dr. Clark mentioned to me. A few months passed. When I looked into this problem again I found this headline online:

Surprise! Organic Beekeepers Reporting Zero Losses
Apparently thousands of organic beekeepers, including commercial beekeepers have healthy bees and experience no colony collapses.

Why didn't I hear about this from the mainstream media? Like with alternative medicine the mainstream media does not report but one side of the problem. Big media usually take the side of big industry that pay the advertising bills.

Should they dig deeper they would come up with headlines that read something like this: "Chemicals Used By Beekeepers Responsible for Colony Collapse Worldwide."

Here is the quote from the obscure article that I found online:
"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." said Sharon Labchuck.

Thank you organic beekeepers for saving the world! I sure will only buy organic honey from now on! But wait there is more we can all do! Please contact your local editor of a newspaper and put them on the right track on reporting on this important problem.

Finally you can help the bees (and everyone) by reducing pollution.

*Drive less, bicycle and walk more = less air pollution
*Drive a more fuel efficient car = less air pollution
*Keep your car maintained = less air pollution 

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