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Old 05-22-2013, 05:37 AM
 
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Peace be on you. Honey bees are vanishing rapidly. The result will be loss more than honey.
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US honeybees threatened as 31% of colonies died out in 2012, report shows
Survey shows heavy loss of pollinators is further evidence of mysterious disorder that has destroyed colonies for seven years.
Ref: US honeybees threatened as 31% of colonies died out in 2012, report shows | Environment | guardian.co.uk


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Bees are disappearing around the world at alarming rates. Because bees pollinate our crops, experts are warning that these mass deaths pose a catastrophic threat to our food supply. Thankfully, numerous studies have now identified the likely culprit: a certain class of noxious pesticides. An official EU report found that banning them could solve the problem..
Ref: extinction of honey bees and the effects on humans | Our Universe and Us
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:50 AM
 
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This is serious. I am glad that increasing awareness may help in stemming the catastrophe, before it is too late! ON this count I read with interest how urban bee keepers (Los Angeles) and roof top hives in NYC may provide some hope.
A noble insect indeed!
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:48 AM
 
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This is serious. I am glad that increasing awareness may help in stemming the catastrophe, before it is too late! ON this count I read with interest how urban bee keepers (Los Angeles) and roof top hives in NYC may provide some hope.
A noble insect indeed!
Peace be on you. Eventhough following is a quote from religious sermon but it is certainly example of care-taking call for honey bees from Ahmadiyya Khalifah (he was recently visiting his community in West Coast USA, now in Canada)

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God has provided cure for every illness, and many herbs and insects contain such cures (e.g. snake’s venom). One such example is that of a honeybee, and to describe the medicinal properties of honey, the Holy Quran has used the term “shafa-un lin-naase” i.e. “Therein is cure for men” (16:70). Research on honey has provided many benefits to the world. These days, however, the honeybee is being afflicted by a certain disease-causing germ which is causing their wide-spread death and the researchers are concerned that if they cannot find a cure soon, honeybees may become extinct worldwide or in certain parts of the world in a matter of few years. Huzoor (aba) however provided his insight into this matter saying that since honey has been mentioned in the Holy Quran, which is a book for all times, it will never perish; however it may disappear from certain areas as form of punishment. Since the system of revelation is also linked to the honeybee, God will certainly make it a sign for those who believe in His Unity. Huzoor (aba) urged Ahmadis to go into research in this field and other areas, as this will give them the opportunity firmly ground themselves in the developed countries. If there are Ahmadis already working in this area (research of honeybee), they should contact Huzoor (aba) immediately.
Friday Sermon: The Divine Attribute of Ashaafi, The Healer
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