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Offline ian michael davison

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Bees in towns are healthier
« on: January 18, 2006, 04:35:00 AM »
Hi all
 Thought this might be of interest.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4621184.stm
 Considering the report is from France it could of course be wrong and warrant a UN inspection  :wink:

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Bees in towns are healthier
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2006, 07:03:59 AM »
I had bees in the city for 26 years.  I would tend to agree.  It's not that you don't get pesticides in town.  My biggest problem with pesticides was when they would fog for mosquitoes at 2:00 pm.  Why?  I don't know.  I never saw a mosquito out that time of day.  But other than that the bees in town have always done well even in a drought and usually don't get mass sprayed like the ones in the country.  I see crop dusters all the timeout here in the country and have lost many bees to pesticides some years.
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Offline Jack Parr

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Re: Bees in towns are healthier
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2006, 07:47:58 AM »
Quote from: ian michael davison
Hi all
 Thought this might be of interest.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4621184.stm
 Considering the report is from France it could of course be wrong and warrant a UN inspection  :wink:


Mon Cher Homme, les Frenchman sont depuis long temp dans les affaires
des Honey Bees and a UN inspection is not called for!!!

When you come over here for your Holidays??? please drive on the right side of,  la route.  

The BEES are watching. :twisted:

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Bees in towns are healthier
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2006, 03:03:59 PM »
Here  a Japan biologist has made research from  Japanese honeybee
Apis cerana japonica in  Osaka  city.  Bees get along better in City than on countryside.

A lot of pictures.

http://homepage3.nifty.com/jhb/english/index.htm

http://homepage3.nifty.com/jhb/english/kaihoukuukan.htm