[NAFEX] Are GM Crops Killing Honeybees?
lisaalmarode at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 27 13:39:51 EDT 2007
Varroa mites are bad but beekeepers are dealing - the problem is
getting, slowly, under control. This is new and very sudden. But
native bees are not affected, I have heard. I have lots of other
bugs besides honeybees in my flowers. I don't think pollination is
at an end... although things like commerical almond farming could
take a huge hit.
--- Anton Callaway <marillen at earthlink.net> wrote:
> It is highly unlikely that GM crops are harming honeybees. Honeybees
> are always included in extensive studies of potential impact of each
> GM cultivar. If there is a negative impact on bees, the cultivar
> would be destroyed and never released.
> The real threat to honeybees in the US and Europe is the imported
> Varroa mite. It is devastating.
Lisa in Ashland Oregon
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