Monday, July 13, 2015

Bees Coming Back

According to an article from the Property and Environment Research Center, bees have been making a comeback. U.S. honeybee colony numbers are at a 20 year high. The site won't let me copy and paste anything here so you'll have to use the link for the full story.

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But here’s something you probably haven’t heard: There are more honeybee colonies in the United States today than there were when colony collapse disorder began in 2006. In fact, according to data released in March by the Department of Agriculture, U.S. honeybee-colony numbers are now at a 20-year high. And those colonies are producing plenty of honey. U.S. honey production is also at a 10-year high. - See more at: http://www.perc.org/articles/bee-pocalypse-now#sthash.dlj8RVmo.dpuf
But here’s something you probably haven’t heard: There are more honeybee colonies in the United States today than there were when colony collapse disorder began in 2006. In fact, according to data released in March by the Department of Agriculture, U.S. honeybee-colony numbers are now at a 20-year high. And those colonies are producing plenty of honey. U.S. honey production is also at a 10-year high. - See more at: http://www.perc.org/articles/bee-pocalypse-now#sthash.dlj8RVmo.dpuf
But here’s something you probably haven’t heard: There are more honeybee colonies in the United States today than there were when colony collapse disorder began in 2006. In fact, according to data released in March by the Department of Agriculture, U.S. honeybee-colony numbers are now at a 20-year high. And those colonies are producing plenty of honey. U.S. honey production is also at a 10-year high. - See more at: http://www.perc.org/articles/bee-pocalypse-now#sthash.dlj8RVmo.dpuf
But here’s something you probably haven’t heard: There are more honeybee colonies in the United States today than there were when colony collapse disorder began in 2006. In fact, according to data released in March by the Department of Agriculture, U.S. honeybee-colony numbers are now at a 20-year high. And those colonies are producing plenty of honey. U.S. honey production is also at a 10-year high. - See more at: http://www.perc.org/articles/bee-pocalypse-now#sthash.dlj8RVmo.dpuf


9 Comments:

At 10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

more climate denier flim flam...eyerollah

 
At 2:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PERC is a free market environmentalist think tank. Now I understand how you come to form the opinions you do.

 
At 6:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't tell who the commentor is ragging on, but PERC is a think tank whose board of directors reads like a rich person's who's who: wall street, American Enterprise Institute, fox news, and resource extraction investors...ie a rich persons 'free market environmentalist' front group for resource exploitation...and the preservation of rich people's lands protecting them from the great unwashed.
Fred's other sources are sometimes the Reason Foundation, another Libertarian think tank.
The Koch Brothers fund a lot of these type groups, keeping their names well out of it, and then they quote their own funded groups as if they are independent. Read about that little stunt in this article:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/06/1319559/-Five-Major-Problems-with-Charles-Koch-s-Op-Ed-in-USA-Today
But Fred has interesting things to say and questions to ask, so he's worth conversing with, no matter his sources.
"PERC and its oil and gas allies have also ramped up involvement in an extreme right wing campaign to give control of America's public lands to the states and sell them off to the highest bidder. In March, PERC released a study that claimed to provide economic evidence to support the transfer of national public lands to state control. The study was widely cited in a series of nearly identical op-eds written by a front group for the oil and gas-backed public relations firm of Richard Berman, nicknamed “Dr. Evil” by consumer-protection and organizations he has targeted."
And then, maybe check out PERC's Koch brothers and EXXON funding...geez Louise, these guys are paid oil and gas, rancher, and timber interest flim flammers.
The ranchers are famous for abusing their grazing rights on leased public lands, subsidized at below market rates giveaways by political cronies in these largely republican states..hence the rancher/anti public parks orientation, to get that segment donating.-

...eyerollah

 
At 6:39 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

I suppose it's fair enough to try an blast the messenger, as opposed to the message. I'd suggest both of you might do better to attack the message, as opposed to arguing it comes from a non- politically correct source.

I've scolded right wingers elsewhere for doing the same thing.

Argue the message. Show us some info from your left wing/ green sources that contradicts what PERC has argues. Just saying I'm quoting right wingers doesn't hold much weight with me. Arguing their arguments would make more sense.

Then again, I'll be first to admit your arguments come from The Left, so I'd be skeptical of them.

Bottom line: make a case to dispute that bees colonies aren't at a twenty year high.

 
At 8:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said Fred.

 
At 10:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

See, that's just it fred, these people are paid liars, and why debate gravity with the flat earth people.

It isn't about any scientific details, it's wasting time reading paid liars telling lies, taking up time I could better use to yell at clouds or my congress people.

You're the ones with your heads in the sand, being played by the Debate Club.

I am not going to debate bee populations with paid liars such as from the PERC, liars supported by anti government regulation zealots and the chemical industry lobbyists defending their investments in poisons such the neonicotinoids, and Wall Street who cultures them, winds them up, and pays them.
If you want to believe them and support them, that's on you, not me.
gnite..
...eyerollah.

 
At 6:28 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

"It isn't about any scientific details, it's wasting time reading paid liars telling lies,..."

A good example of the point I made earlier here on about ideologically based belief in science.

 
At 6:29 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

"... these guys are paid oil and gas, rancher, and timber interest flim flammers...."

And my point about pro- or anti business sentiment being at the core of that ideology.

 
At 10:12 AM, Blogger Jayne Dagger said...

Fred: I agree with you on debate the issue not the messenger. But, then you go on to say if the info comes from lefties you would be suspect. So, how does someone debate something with someone who is already not going to listen to a counter view point if it happens to have a perceived leftist opinonator?? Just wondering!

 

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