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Old Today, 11:11 AM
 
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Oof, big blow..
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Old Today, 11:16 AM
 
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And it's from pesticides banned in Europe. Shocker.
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Old Today, 11:17 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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How many bees are there on the planet, right now?

What's the lifespan of a bee? Ten years? Five? One? Six months?

Within that time span, pretty much ALL THE BEES IN THE WORLD will drop dead.

Reproduction saves the species, of course.

But what's the big hooraw over finding a bunch of dead bees?
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Old Today, 11:19 AM
 
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I have a library going of things I have to continually repost because of various environmentalist sky is falling claims that see to be weekly:
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From Reason magazine, July 15, 2019: No 'Bee-Apocalypse,' Thanks to Free Markets

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Originally Posted by "Colony Collapse and the Consequences of Bee Disease: Market Adaptation to Environmental Change", Rucker et al, July 2019, in part
Moreover, and in stark contrast to perceptions formed from surveying media sources as well as a substantial body of academic literature, we find that CCD has not had measurable effects on honey production, input prices, or even numbers of bee colonies. We attribute these findings to a factor largely overlooked in the scientific and popular literature on pollinator decline: the ability of well-functioning markets to adapt quickly to environmental shocks and to mitigate their potential negative impacts.
I ask a "why not let free market handle it" question, and the free market delivers with an answer.

One more example of free market >>> government.
And related to and linked in that article: How Capitalism Saved the Bees

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But here's what you might not have heard. Despite the increased mortality rates, there has been no downward trend in the total number of honeybee colonies in the United States over the past 10 years. Indeed, there are more honeybee colonies in the country today than when colony collapse disorder began.

Beekeepers have proven incredibly adept at responding to this challenge. Thanks to a robust market for pollination services, they have addressed the increasing mortality rates by rapidly rebuilding their hives, and they have done so with virtually no economic effects passed on to consumers. It's a remarkable story of adaptation and resilience, and the media has almost entirely ignored it.
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Old Today, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I have a library going of things I have to continually repost because of various environmentalist sky is falling claims that see to be weekly:

And related to and linked in that article: How Capitalism Saved the Bees
You do realize that bees do more than produce honey, don't you?
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Old Today, 11:25 AM
 
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How many bees are there on the planet, right now?

What's the lifespan of a bee? Ten years? Five? One? Six months?

Within that time span, pretty much ALL THE BEES IN THE WORLD will drop dead.

Reproduction saves the species, of course.

But what's the big hooraw over finding a bunch of dead bees?
The fact that bees are dying out and they’re essential for our way of life. They all die and we’ll be severely affected.
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Old Today, 11:26 AM
 
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You do realize that bees do more than produce honey, don't you?
Shh, he knows more than scientists..
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Old Today, 11:29 AM
 
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You do realize that bees do more than produce honey, don't you?
You really need to read the linked articles to understand that the bees in question are a livestock commodity used for pollinating crops, and the market has responded and adapted to the point that even with CCD losses, the crop pollinating bee population is greater than before CCD was even documented.

There is no bee-pocalypse or bee-mageddon coming. Beekpers and breeders looking to make profits have continued to adapt and respond.

But if panicking out of ignorance is your thing, have at it.
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Shh, he knows more than scientists..
Appeal to ridicule with an embedded appeal to authority. Does not refute or effectively counter anything in either linked article that I provided.
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Old Today, 11:35 AM
 
Location: SGV
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You do realize that bees do more than produce honey, don't you?
With any luck your beloved government will have them paying taxes soon enough.

Sammy: "Yo, bee. Pay your tribute to the thrown."

Bee: "Yo, Sammy. Buzzzzzzzz off."
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Old Today, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Birds each the bees, and birds have been dying en masse as well. So, ironically, we're also killing off one of the biggest insect killers. The pesticides also kill frogs and earthworms.
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