The death of honeybees and the Precautionary Principle – a needed reprise

Bees. Without them, the human species cannot survive. Period. Please take a moment to read what Keith is telling us about the bee population and how it is being diminished by the greed of the wealthy, If this doesn’t scare you, it should! Thank you, Keith, for a timely and crucial post.


In my last post on the existence of glyphosate in the urine of 80% of the random tested individuals, I mentioned the Precautionary Principle. A huge part of these stories on chemicals being found within us is a long time cover up by their makers, whether it be Round-up, Teflon, or some other product, that these chemicals are harmful to people. It reminded me of a story on the impact of neonicotinoids on honeybees, a major pollinator I wrote in 2013. Here it is.

There was a story by Michael Vines of the New York Times this weekend entitled “Soaring honeybee deaths renew alarm.” I first learned of this story about a year ago on “Real Time with Bill Maher” regarding the major decline in honeybee populations. Apparently since 2005, there has been a major colony collapse epidemic where beekeepers are losing 40% to 50% of their bee populations. For some the…

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8 thoughts on “The death of honeybees and the Precautionary Principle – a needed reprise

    • You’re right, Michael … we do need to be reminded often! People take far too much for granted, and some do not realize just how critical the bees are for the survival of life on earth. xx


  1. It wasn’t until I was older that I realized how crucial bees are in our ecosystem and food channel. I agree we overspray our crops. There are local movements in my area to encourage letting wildflowers and lawns grow wild. To encourage local ecosystems such as bees. I think every little bit helps to solve this pressing problem.

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    • You’re so right that every little bit helps, and I have a sign on the front of my apartment saying it is a “no spray” zone. Every year, we grow a variety of flowers in our tiny little front yard. A few years ago, when I would go out to water the flowers in the morning, there were always many bees hovering around … I would carry on a conversation with them, and every now and then a bumblebee would land on my arm or even my nose, trying to better understand what I was saying (at least, that’s what I told myself). But in the past 3-4 years, the bees have diminished and now I’m lucky if I see one or two. 😔

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