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We've lost most of our Honey Bees :(.

Sorry if this is a little off topic but on the news last night...Vancouver Island has lost 90% of their Honey Bee population to colony collapse this past winter, which was comparatively mild by the way. Is this a sign of the times or just another glitch from old mother nature. This has happened before in history but I'm of a mind it's got more to do with environmental, GM seed and all the other meddling around with nature that's causing it.

Our bee keepers are having to import bees I think from New Zealand a very expensive proposition. They're not allowed to bring them in from the mainland.

B.C. in the last few years has banned most of the pesticides once sold here which I think is a step in the right direction. If we can keep our soil healthy, the soil will in turn keep our plants healthy. Thank goodness beans self pollinate but it doesn't look good for the crops that rely on honey bees.

Annette

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