Bees are infected with mites in hawaii

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    Taximom Former Member

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    That's just really sad. Are these mites the reason the bees have disappeared in other States?

    This quote got me:
    This is going to be for us a nightmare," said Michael Kliks, head of the Hawaii Beekeepers' Association and owner of Manoa Honey Co. "When I saw that mite I knew exactly what it was. I knew exactly what it meant and I fell to my knees and almost began to weep because it's inexpressible what that sea change is for us in Hawaii."
     
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    From what I have been reading they arent sure of what is making the bees disappear. I did read on a questionable website that it could be cellphones, but I wouldnt trust the source. I bet it could be reasonable its this. Our farming community has really had a hard time recently and its sad the beekeepers are getting hit too.
     
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    I thought cell phones used radio waves to work...and those have been around quite a while.

    (I'm probably wrong about that.)

    It sure would be nice to figure out what is harming the bees. :(
     
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    Actually its the radiation that is confusing them - Here's an abc news website with the information
    http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=nation_world&id=5213903

    Fresh fruits and vegetation are high enough in cost. I cant imagine how high it will be without the bee's help to cross pollinate. Being a vegetarian now this effects me greatly.
     
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    This is so scary to me. I live amid avocado and orange groves, both of which depend on bees for pollination. Whatever is the real cause of this, I hope scientists figure it out and that somehow we can over come whatever is killing bees. Scary.
     

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