The reason for my concern is that CCD has dramatically increased in
precisely the countries in Europe closest to the conflict in the Middle
East. I have no information about bee colonies in the Middle East and
Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) occurs when a hive's inhabitants suddenly
disappear, leaving only queens, eggs and a few immature workers, like so
many apian Mary Celestes. The vanished bees are never found, but thought to
die singly far from home. The parasites, wildlife and other bees that
normally raid the honey and pollen left behind when a colony dies, refuse to
go anywhere near the abandoned hives.
The alarm was first sounded last autumn, but has now hit half of all
American states. The West Coast is thought to have lost 60 per cent of its
commercial bee population, with 70 per cent missing on the East Coast.
CCD has since spread to Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Italy and
Greece. And last week John Chapple, one of London's biggest bee-keepers,
announced that 23 of his 40 hives have been abruptly abandoned.
Other apiarists have recorded losses in Scotland, Wales and north-west
England, but the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
insisted: "There is absolutely no evidence of CCD in the UK."
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robt Mann" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 7:38 PM
Subject: Re: this may be very scary
> >The uranium microparticles are now spread worldwide, and would be
> >ingested/carried by bees along with pollen (uranium becomes attached to
> >other small particles) and carried back to the hive.
> If that were the main cause of CC, it would be expected to hit more
> severely the beehives where there's most U. What little has been pubd so
> far on the geographical distribution of CC does NOT fit this hypothesis.
> It's all v well to talk about 'spread worldwide', but there will be more U
> near the sites of use in the weapons you refer to.
>>I really hope I'm wrong.
> You almost certainly will be if you rely on Leuren Morat, whose scientific
> reasoning I've rubbished on this list a while back.