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Almond orchards, pesticides, monocultures, short hibernation, and dying bees

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#1 Offline OhNoNotAgain - Posted March 4 2020 - 11:24 AM


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"Now Arp finds himself in a vicious circle: he is constantly battling to keep enough bees alive to meet the requirements of his almond contract. But if he was not pollinating almonds, maybe his bees would be healthier."




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Veromessor pergandei, andrei; Novomessor cockerelli

Camponotus fragilis; also separate journal: Camponotus sansabeanus, vicinus, quercicola

Liometopum occidentale;  Prenolepis imparis; Myrmecocystus mexicanus

Pogonomyrmex subnitidus and previously californicus

Tetramorium sp.

Termites: Zootermopsis angusticollis


Isopods: A. gestroi, granulatum, kluugi, maculatum, vulgare; C. murina; P. hoffmannseggi, P. haasi, P. ornatus; V. parvus

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#2 Offline ANTdrew - Posted March 4 2020 - 11:46 AM


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Damn. It just hurts my soul to read things like this.

I commend the Xerces society's efforts in this regard.

"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#3 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted March 4 2020 - 11:47 AM


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I wouldn't mind if the US never produced another almond for comercial use again. I hate almond milk anyway.


Edit: I also would love for Apis mellifera to disappear from NA.

Edited by Ant_Dude2908, March 4 2020 - 11:52 AM.

#4 Offline ForestDragon - Posted March 4 2020 - 3:20 PM


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yeah when people want to save the bee they want to save the european honey bee THAT isn't SAVING THE BEES native bees are dying fast and we need to do something about it 

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