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  • victoriaireneivy
    More on the almond front. There is a shortage of bees due to massive die-offs. The bees are needed to pollinate almond (and other fruit) crops. No one knows
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 9, 2007
      More on the almond front. There is a shortage of bees due to massive
      die-offs. The bees are needed to pollinate almond (and other fruit)
      crops. No one knows why but they suspect a variety of factors, such
      as foreign predators (mites, viruses, and fungi), excess pesticides,
      and urbanization and development. They're also working the bees too
      much due to economic pressures. Please keep sending your emails and
      letters off to the California growers and remind them that there are
      better ways to prevent disease than pesticides, irradiation, mandatory
      pasteurization, and other such ill-fated schemes. And that their use
      of pesticides is contributing to the die off of the honeybees they
      need to keep their orchards going. (see Oregonian March 28, 2007,
      article called Precarious Life of Bees, for more information.)
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