Thursday, September 13, 2007

Not to worry...

Honeybees Vanish, Leaving Keepers in Peril
New York Times - 2/27/07

VISALIA, Calif., Feb. 23 - David Bradshaw has endured countless stings during his life as a beekeeper, but he got the shock of his career when he opened his boxes last month and found half of his 100 million bees missing.
In 24 states throughout the country, beekeepers have gone through similar shocks as their bees have been disappearing inexplicably at an alarming rate, threatening not only their livelihoods but also the production of numerous crops, including California almonds, one of the nation's most profitable.

...they're here in our back yard carousing on the Crassulaceae.

Made drunk by nectar.
Belligerent by nature.
Sedum Gomorrah.

(photo by Mars)

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