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<html> <head> <style type="text/css"> .fw-widget-cover { position:absolute; } .fw-widget { display:inline; overflow:hidden; } </style> </head> <body><IMG src="http://www.speedprobarriers.com/FWThumbnails/wildlife%20rescue%20and%20relocation%20project.jpg" border=0>&nbsp;&nbsp;<FONT face="comic sans ms" color=black size=5><EM><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: 18thCentury; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">"The Wildlife Rescue and Relocation Project was formed to help assist in bee relocations.&nbsp; It's specifically designed to properly relocate honey bees and centers around education.&nbsp; A network of Bee Keepers/ Vinyard/Orchard/&amp; Farm owners participate in the project.&nbsp; When a hive is removed, a&nbsp;sequence of events take place in order for proper relocation&nbsp;which has worked !&nbsp; Of the hive captures being done today - approx 96-98% of the hives captured are successfully relocated.&nbsp; These bees (in turn) are given larger homes to strengthen their forces and a plentyful food source." Dave Porter (Founder).</SPAN></EM></FONT> <P class=MsoNormal><SPAN class=first1><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 40pt; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia; LETTER-SPACING: 0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT size=2><FONT size=7><EM>F</EM></FONT></FONT></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class=first1><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 40pt; FONT-FAMILY: Georgia; LETTER-SPACING: 0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT size=2><FONT size=7><SPAN class=first1><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt; FONT-FAMILY: 18thCentury; LETTER-SPACING: 0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 48.0pt"><FONT face=Tahoma><FONT size=4><SPAN class=first1><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt; FONT-FAMILY: 18thCentury; LETTER-SPACING: 0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 48.0pt"><EM>or pest control companies, it was in their best&nbsp;interest&nbsp;to do the quickest job possible (regardless of the consequences to nature). This yeilds the most profit margin.</EM></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt; FONT-FAMILY: 18thCentury; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt; FONT-FAMILY: 18thCentury; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"><FONT face=Tahoma><FONT size=3>Even before 2005, I noticed problems&nbsp;in the bee population&nbsp;when I first got into the pest control field as a Pest Professional.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN>For the company, it was&nbsp;cost efficient&nbsp;and quicker to simply spray or dust the hive with chemicals, come back the next day when they are dead, and clean up the carnage.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Problem solved - and for a little over $100-$200 billed to the customer in which they returned a couple hours pay (at most) for my time.<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt; FONT-FAMILY: 18thCentury; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"><FONT face=Tahoma><FONT size=3>Not thinking a whole lot of the actual damage I was doing to the ecosystem or environment and since I needed a job&nbsp;to support a family the food chain won out over the need to preserve the bee population.<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt; FONT-FAMILY: 18thCentury; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"><FONT face=Tahoma size=3><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt; FONT-FAMILY: 18thCentury; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"><FONT face=Tahoma size=3>However, as I learned more about the honey bee (being in the business) I learned more about the destruction pest control (exterminators) were doing.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Do I believe in pest control companies? Absolutely!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>However, I also believe if there’s a more reasonable way to take care of a problem it should be done more appropriately.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>I also understand that businesses need to make a living or they go out of business.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>So for those pest professionals that read this – nothing personal – I understand where your coming from.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>And certainly, some pests (insects) should be exterminated, if not for their nuisance in residential areas, for safety means.</FONT></SPAN></P><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt; FONT-FAMILY: 18thCentury; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"><FONT face=Tahoma><o:p><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt; FONT-FAMILY: 18thCentury; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"><FONT face=Tahoma></FONT></SPAN></o:p></FONT></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt; FONT-FAMILY: 18thCentury; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"><FONT face=Tahoma size=3><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt; FONT-FAMILY: 18thCentury; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"><FONT face=Tahoma><FONT size=3><FONT face=georgia color=darkblue><STRONG>TODAY</STRONG></FONT>: On to better things – I am now an advocate for the Honey Bees and have started the Wildlie Rescue and relocation Project.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>I have educated myself extensively regarding bees and now find the need to preserve what is easily taken away.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>In <STRONG><FONT face="Lucida Console" color=slategray>2004</FONT></STRONG>, I started a company that specializes in LIVE BEE EXTRACTIONS (in structure and bee swarms).</FONT></FONT></SPAN></P><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt; FONT-FAMILY: 18thCentury; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"><FONT face=Tahoma><o:p> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt; FONT-FAMILY: 18thCentury; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"><FONT face=Tahoma><o:p><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt; FONT-FAMILY: 18thCentury; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"><FONT face=Tahoma><FONT size=3>In <FONT face="Lucida Console" color=slategray><STRONG>2005</STRONG></FONT> – <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;</SPAN>“<I><FONT color=maroon>a reddish-brown parasite so tiny it could stand on the head of a pin, and to a malady so new no one is sure of its origin</FONT>(1)</I>” was beginning make an appearance in the honey bees demise.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>The bee mite and wax moth flourished – destroying hundreds of thousands of hives nation wide.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN>As I noticed colonies collapse, I wondered what types of chemicals were being deposited to kill off the invaders and someone how – not kill the honey bee.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Also, how much of that would cause a resistant organism to chemical agents.<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P></o:p></FONT></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt; FONT-FAMILY: 18thCentury; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"><FONT face=Tahoma size=3><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt; FONT-FAMILY: 18thCentury; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"><FONT face=Tahoma size=3><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt; FONT-FAMILY: 18thCentury; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"><FONT face=Tahoma size=3><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt; FONT-FAMILY: 18thCentury; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"><FONT face=Tahoma><FONT size=3>From a booming “5 million hive population” to now – nearly 2.5 million across the nation (2)(3), another problem has mounted an attack on the honey bee.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN>The condition is called: <FONT color=darkred>Colony Collapse Disorder </FONT>(CCD). Something right out of what sounds to be a medical dictionary. However, the condition is just as severe.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN>Now it is a <FONT color=darkred>virus</FONT> that causes “<EM><FONT color=royalblue>Israeli Acute Paralysis</FONT></EM>” (IAPV).<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>A single celled organism that spreads like the common cold among adult communal bees during pollination. <FONT color=royalblue><EM>Bacterium Paenibacillus Larvae</EM></FONT>, is yet another disease infecting bee larvae and is responsible for killing the emerging “baby bees”.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>A spore that is spread by nurse bees within the hive.<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt; FONT-FAMILY: 18thCentury; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"><FONT face=Tahoma size=3><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt; FONT-FAMILY: 18thCentury; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"><FONT face=Tahoma><FONT size=3>The IAPV originated in Isreal in 2002 (2) but became a problem in <FONT face="Lucida Console" color=slategray><STRONG>2006 - 2007&nbsp;</STRONG></FONT>and has launched the largest scale attack on the honey bee today.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN>People will understand the aftermath of Colony Collaspe Disease in extremely elevated crop prices next year.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>An estimated $15 billion dollars have been lost due to crop non-pollination and damage from NOT having the honey bees around to do their job (3)(5)<o:p></o:p></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt; FONT-FAMILY: 18thCentury; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"><FONT face=Tahoma size=3><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt; FONT-FAMILY: 18thCentury; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"><FONT face=Tahoma><FONT size=3>“<I>Diana Cox-Foster, Ph.D., Professor of Entomology at Penn State in University Park, Pennsylvania. Dr. Cox-Foster (</I>interviewed by Earthfiles<I>) that she was very surprised by the number of viruses - some unidentified - she was finding in the honey bee bodies given to her to study in what is now called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).<o:p></o:p></I></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P> <P><FONT face=Tahoma><FONT size=4><I><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt; FONT-FAMILY: 18thCentury; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">96% of the CCD-affected honey bees also had a virus dubbed "Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus (IAPV)." Their research was published for the first time on Thursday, September 7, 2007, in </SPAN></I><EM><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: 18thCentury; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Science Express, </SPAN></EM><I><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt; FONT-FAMILY: 18thCentury; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">the online version of the journal,</SPAN></I><EM><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: 18thCentury; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"> Science(4).”</SPAN></EM></FONT></FONT></P> <P><FONT face="comic sans ms" color=black size=5><EM><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 16pt; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: 18thCentury; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"></SPAN></EM></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'MS Sans Serif'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'MS Sans Serif'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal></SPAN></SPAN></FONT></FONT></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA">References:</SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA">(1) <A href="http://www.hcn.org/bees/?gclid=CNek7fL05o4CFSdCYQodMk5POQ"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">http://www.hcn.org/bees/?gclid=CNek7fL05o4CFSdCYQodMk5POQ</SPAN></A><BR>(2) <A href="http://axcessnews.com/index.php/articles/show/id/12286">http://axcessnews.com/index.php/articles/show/id/12286</A><BR>(3) </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"><A href="http://conservativeculture.com/?p=1974">http://conservativeculture.com/?p=1974</A><BR>(4) </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"><A href="http://www.earthfiles.com/news.php?ID=1314&amp;category=Environment">http://www.earthfiles.com/news.php?ID=1314&amp;category=Environment</A><BR>(5) <EM><A href="http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1661683,00.html"><SPAN style="FONT-STYLE: normal">http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1661683,00.html</SPAN></A></EM></SPAN></P></body> </html>

updates:

Neonicotinoids (a new class of pesticide) are the new insecticide of choice in many places because they are believed to be less toxic than organophosphates and carbamates. Current research (2013) suggest it is Neonicotinoids in pesticides that are causing colony collapse within 6 months of application. Absorption in the soil by the plants or water run off may also be contributing factors.

 

http://www.wral.com/bee-colonies-collapsing-as-workers-abandoned-hives/12327567/