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    Re: Should Pesticides that are detrimental to honeybees be illegal?

    I see this poll has been jacked by non-members-I wonder if its turds who have been banned who do this crap

    it sure is annoying



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    Re: Should Pesticides that are detrimental to honeybees be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by RFR View Post
    Should Pesticides that are detrimental to honeybees be illegal?
    Absolutely. When I moved into my house 20 years ago, there were honeybees all over the place. There are none, now. I saw some native bees last year (they look like big flies and are black). I don't know if they pollinate, or if they pollinate the same things.
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    Re: Should Pesticides that are detrimental to honeybees be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Should they be illegal...

    Well, I want to be able to eat fresh fruits and veg, so I'm going to vote yes.
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    Re: Should Pesticides that are detrimental to honeybees be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by RFR View Post
    Should Pesticides that are detrimental to honeybees be illegal?
    Unless we're going to construct a bunch of robot drone bees to do it, we're pretty well dependent upon them.
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    Re: Should Pesticides that are detrimental to honeybees be illegal?

    Honeybees are pretty damn important to our ecosystem. Actually, they are probably one of the most important creatures. Concessions and sacrifices need to be made to protect them.

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    Re: Should Pesticides that are detrimental to honeybees be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I use WD-40 on Yellow jacket nests=-spray liberally at night-run about 15" of cannon fuse down the hole and light it

    the oil sticks to the wasps and those that don't fry are killed by the oxygen burning up in their nests

    but here is a neat way to whack yellow jackets-especiallyin the fall where they become more carnivorous

    one-get a bucket of water and add some liquid soap

    two-get some raw hamburger and some "hardware cloth"

    make a ball out of the hardware cloth with the hamburger inside it

    hang it about 2 inches above the water in the bucket

    yellow jackets love eating raw hamburger. They will land on the hardware cloth to eat the hamburger

    they have to drop a couple inches to start flying and they will fall into the soapy water and drown. -the soap makes it harder to see the water line. I did this a few years ago and drowned several hundred of the little buggers
    Pouring boiling water on their nests works pretty well, too, and has no negative effects on the environment.
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    Re: Should Pesticides that are detrimental to honeybees be illegal?

    I honestly don't know. I don't know enough about the subject and haven't looked into the pros vs cons. Would we lose more crops due to the reduced number of bees or more crops due to the increased number of pests? I am certainly all for coming up with pesticides that don't hurt bees, though.

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    Re: Should Pesticides that are detrimental to honeybees be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Pouring boiling water on their nests works pretty well, too, and has no negative effects on the environment.
    true but that doesn't tend to kill the entire underground nest like WD-40 Flame thrower technique does



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    Re: Should Pesticides that are detrimental to honeybees be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I am a beekeeper, and I DON'T support the idea of making pesticides which harm them, illegal. We've been keeping bees in this country for many years now, and they aren't the cause of bee colony declines.
    BINGO!!!! Look folks, real information from an expert and not reactionary crap made up as a way to attack big corporations that some people don't like. My brother-in-law raises bees (small time) as well and he lives in a fairly highly agricultural area, where they spray a lot. He's been picking up 3-4 new hives a year by picking up swarms that people want removed. He also has the world's best honey - blackberry honey, raised on the west side of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon with the BIG blue ribbons from the state fair to prove that his honey is the best in Oregon, which means the best in the world (lizzie, I'm sure yours almost as good).
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    Re: Should Pesticides that are detrimental to honeybees be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    I would vote "other"

    Insecticides (I prefer that term because these chemicals kill all sort of insects, many of whom are beneficial, and not just pests) should be strictly regulated and only be licensed for use under extreme conditions and only when non-insecticidal methods of controling pests have been implemented but failed to prevent a large-scale infestation
    Those are reactionary techniques and smart farmers know that you have to get ahead of infestations, not behind them.
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