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LeeJ
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0 posted 02-28-2007 10:45 AM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

Has anyone heard about this and if so, what is your take?
http://freeinternetpress.com/story.php?sid=10703
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1 posted 02-28-2007 01:39 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

They can have ours if they want and can get to them without destroying the external brick and stonework outside my bedroom window.  They's in the outside wall below a bank of windows between the exterior rock and interior drywall.  You can pinpoint them by running your hand below the sill and feeling for high warmth.  Over half the backyard is pretty much off limits now due to those little buggers.
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I'm guessing you've tried an exterminator?

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Yawp.  Did that, did sprays, did putties.  Although I gotta say that the sound of, oh, about 200 bees stinging the window glass is rather interesting.  Scittery almost.

See, one stung me several months back and released the Alert chemical and the rest of em responded. So I hightail it back inside and am working in this room and hear 'tic tic tic'...very fast and repetitive and look up. One of those times I really wish I had a camera.
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4 posted 02-28-2007 03:25 PM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

sheesh, what an experience.
don't like bees much, but they are essential in nature's balance.

thanks Ali for your input...
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Essential for sure. Without them we wouldn't have "The Birds and the Bees." Now how bad would that be?
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Guess that would be for the birds, Pete
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http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/wildlife/article2314202.ece
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Pete...


Deer
thanks for the info, although not very optimistic is it?
Yesterday my girlfriend wrote me and said, this has been ongoing since the 80's.  Although environmental issues are blamed a lot, and should be, mites are considered one of the most serious threats. They came here, I believe in the eighties It certainly is a concern in rural areas where farmers don't have monies for more sophisticated technology and are dependant on the honeybee as we are for fruit, almonds, and honey, not to mention pollination.

Thanks to all for your help
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Sorry Lee. I didn't mean to belittle the problem with my flip response. It was just too good an opportunity to pass up.

Of course, if not corrected soon, this will evolve into a major problem. Bees are an absolute necessity for any known form of agriculture. I do hope the solution will be found soon.


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awww Pete go on, LOL, not to worry, I was laughing and kidding backatcha...

ya gotta find humor in things, otherwise we'd be nervous wreaks...right?  
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You mean we're not?
 
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