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Forum Post: Of Bees and High Fructose Corn Syrup

Posted 11 months ago on May 1, 2013, 11:45 a.m. EST by shooz (26763)
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Who would have thunk they were feeding bees that stuff?

(Phys.org) —A team of entomologists from the University of Illinois has found a possible link between the practice of feeding commercial honeybees high-fructose corn syrup and the collapse of honeybee colonies around the world. The team outlines their research and findings in a paper they've had published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-04-high-fructose-corn-syrup-tied-worldwide.html#jCp

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[-] 2 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 11 months ago

i would love to keep bees btw what wonderful creatures. they make your garden super productive and produce valuable resources.

[-] 1 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 11 months ago

i thought they already decided that it was from the pesticides they use on gmo crops. however, if some moron wants to feed his bees high fructose corn syrup then they should lose their economic investment.

[-] 0 points by shooz (26763) 11 months ago

Still don't actually read the links???

In your case that's never surprising.

Is there a pill for "restless knee syndrome"?

[-] 2 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 11 months ago

i read it and i know bee keepers in ny and they never ever take all the honey. ever. the consensus on collapse disorder is it is a result of toxins used on gmo crops. these toxins increasing in use directly correlates to the collapse disorder increase since 2006. if some jack ass wants to feed his bees high fructose corn syrup that is his stupidity and greed.

[-] 1 points by shooz (26763) 11 months ago

You missed the part about "industrial bees".

[-] 1 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 11 months ago

I'm dizzy ;)

[-] 2 points by shooz (26763) 11 months ago

It can't be from a buzz, as the bee's are afraid to make noise these days.

They're afraid their boss will fire them.

The bosses have apparently gotten bored with firing only we humans.

[-] 2 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 11 months ago

hehe .. buzz maybe ;) ... but really because I was reading many many different sites about the bee reduction... and now another concept .. good post btw ;)

[-] 2 points by shooz (26763) 11 months ago

The real problem is that whatever is causing the issue in industrial populations, is also beginning to infect actual bees.

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 11 months ago

Thank god this oligarch cancer of the earth hasn't spread to every corner of the globe.

The trouble with being a geriatric billionaire is, you've got way too much time on your hands.

[-] 1 points by shooz (26763) 11 months ago

Which oligarch are you referring to?

[-] 2 points by Builder (4202) 11 months ago

"This oligarch cancer" groups them all under the same pestilence / illness.

[-] 1 points by shooz (26763) 11 months ago

Just thought maybe you had a name to tie in with this, it did start back in the 70's, and no particular name or corporation was mentioned.

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[-] 2 points by GypsyKing (9727) 11 months ago

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