Re: What's more insidiousApril 1 2012 at 2:03 AM
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I was a bee-keeper for a few years, giving up when the varroa parasite, successfully crossed the English Channel from Europe.
Russia dealt with the problem by using a heat based treatment. Germany, having a large chemical industry, sought their solution there.
England had no idea at all.
We had various 'experts' come and advise, help us to recognise, lecture us on recognition, treatments, on limiting the spread, etc, but it seemed they really were convinced that 'it couldn't happen here'.
The varroa mite was eventually found to have been establishd for several years along England's south coast, long before the 'experts' were remotely aware of it.
This and other similar disasters were caused in deliberate ignorance in migrating the acclimatised UK bee to parts entirely unsuited to it, then reimporting this strain and others to the UK as folk moved across the planet. Fish, Foxes, sheep and a variety of plants, shrubs and trees are now seen to be harmful in their new locations, bringing fresh problems in their wake, decimating indiginous species.
This new disaster has as yet, unknown causes, probably caused of exacerbated by dowsing everything that moves with the products of chemical plants.
As was said, the systemic method of applying insecticides is devastating the entire agricultural scene.
It is not widely recognised just how important the honeybee is to the survival of Life on this planet, having been estimated that humanity will bacome extinct in eight or so years after the bee does.
What can be done? Will it be done or is it already too late?
The cause is readily identifiable - corporate greed.
Nature does know best and anything that interferes should be seriously curtailed, but the march to control, as in Monsanto, becomes self- defeating once a breaking point has been breached.
Education speaking of 'enough' as being rich (enough as in commodity) rather than continuing to acquire obsessively, might help in the tomorrow, but the acquisitive mind-set is so ingrained and lauded that it could take several generations to achieve - if at all.
The desire to control, and gain yet more control is deadly and permeates virtually all fields of human endeavour, usually to garner yet more useless material wealth.
Will folk wake up to their precarious hold on existance?
Personally, I'd say no.