Thursday, October 07, 2010

Bee's Show Signs of Virus Fungus Infection

On August 8 2007 I wrote a post suggesting that the thousands of honey bees were dying from colon collapse and not 'colony collapse'.

I have been wondering if the intestines of the bees are collapsing due to many factors: "This is not colony collapse disorder, the bees have colon collapse disorder." The moment you use anti-biotics on the bees, you destroy their healthy intestinal bacteria, leaving them vulnerable to illness, fungus and mold. Colon Collapse Disorder

I later found information from the late Dr. Hulda Clark saying the same thing, and I posted that in November 2008 .. Dying Bee Populations ..

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

A new study has been published by researchers at PLoS One, "Iridovirus and Microsporidian Linked to Honey Bee Colony Decline". This study was carried out through an unusual co-operation between military scientists and entomologists, carried out at the Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center in Maryland.

Although the research confirms that the bee's colon's are being compromised by a Bee virus, fungal pathogen .. the fact is that the colon of the bees are compromised (weak) and that is due to a number of factors stressing the bees out.

Just as in humans, stress weakens the function of the colon in animals, birds and insects. It can be a combination of ecological stress, the stress of being moved around, the stress of increasing the size of the bees to get the hive's to produce more honey, the stress of wide alterations in the climate or variations experienced when the bees get trucked around.

The colon is the number one defense of the bodies immune system. So, any animal whose probiotic bacteria are depleted will show signs of rapid fungal and/or virus growth. This can also happen in humans .. if the beneficial probiotic bacteria are destroyed through anti-biotics or other means, then fungus and bacteria grow unchecked inside the colon. It is the beneficial probiotic bacteria that keep fungus, viruses and bacteria in check.

In the background summary the researchers write: In 2010 Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), again devastated honey bee colonies in the USA, indicating that the problem is neither diminishing nor has it been resolved. Many CCD investigations, using sensitive genome-based methods, have found small RNA bee viruses and the microsporidia, Nosema apis and N. ceranae in healthy and collapsing colonies alike with no single pathogen firmly linked to honey bee losses.

The key question is: Why are different bee colonies all over America and around the world suffering from mass deaths of worker bees? It appears to be a combination of different factors in each case all resulting in the same outcome .. the deaths of hives.

It may also be the way industrial beekeepers are breeding the queens, causing either a genetic deformity or the queens are passing some kind of weakness into the hives .. and if the queens are mostly coming out of these industrial queen producing factories then it makes sense that the centralization of queen bees would increase the dangers of nationwide breeding defects.

I am not a scientist and I am not a specialist, but I have done my own research and I observe. Take Candida Albicans, for example. Candida is often passed from mother to child so that babies can be born with various degrees of this fungus growing in the gut. It has to be the same for bees. The bees inherit any defects the queens might carry with them into the hive. Nature created diversity to avoid these problems and that is why bee colonies have survived until now over millions of years.

Bee industry breeding centers are mostly breeding queen bees cos it is big business .. so that humans now breed the breeders of bees. In May 2010 it was reported that, "A Pest Threatens Hawaii Honey Bee Industry." A small hive beetle is threatening Hawaii's $6 million queen bee export and honey industries. SIX MILLION DOLLAR QUEEN BEE EXPORT INDUSTRY

Humans are doing a lot to the bees to totally stress them out and destroy their genetic strengths, and in my opinion to destroy the bees colons through damaging the probiotic bacteria that protect bee health. That means pesticides, fungicides, anti-biotics, unnatural increase in bee size, interference in natural breeding patterns and feeding bees sugar water solutions rather than the beneficial anti-bacterial honey that they produce and that humans consume to benefit their own health.

Cherbuliez on Bee Probiotics

Probiotics the cutting edge for bees