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Save British Bees

Discussion in 'protest, direct action and demos' started by Quartz, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. Quartz

    Quartz Eclectic contrarian plebeian

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  2. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    Signed and shared
     
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  3. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

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  4. Quartz

    Quartz Eclectic contrarian plebeian

    Apart from short-sighted greed, I really don't understand why the NFU wants the exemption. No bees means far fewer crops.
     
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  5. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Somewhere under the raincloud

    You've answered you own question before you even asked it. As we saw with the whole badger fiasco, NFU is not an organisation troubled by this new-fangled talk of 'scientifice evidence'.
     
  6. Quartz

    Quartz Eclectic contrarian plebeian

    I feared that was the case.
     
  7. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s Well-Known Member

    NFU smells a bit...
     
  8. Quartz

    Quartz Eclectic contrarian plebeian

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  9. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Somewhere under the raincloud

    So Cameron has to choose between a powerful business lobby and the future survival of bees and thus the whole human race?

    No prizes for guessing etc...
     
  10. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Damn I read this as "Save British Beers" and had visions of a bloc of morris dancers causing havoc in central london :(

    Edit: But no I can't go unfortunately.
     
  11. Quartz

    Quartz Eclectic contrarian plebeian

    The cabinet was supposed to meet about it yesterday but there's no news.

    I hope you're wrong; I fear you're right.
     
  12. Quartz

    Quartz Eclectic contrarian plebeian

    Monbiot has an article on this in today's Guardian.
     
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  13. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad RIP Greebo being kinder heckling from the back!

    I've made a point of growing bee-friendly plants, have some bumblebee nest sites, don't use that type of insecticides ......... But bees seem to find me attractive, as they'll come to see me and fly around me even when I'm in a group .............. been tested by everybody swopping seats !
     
  14. Quartz

    Quartz Eclectic contrarian plebeian

    There are many things which can attract bees. For instance, some washing powders can make your clothes glow attractively in ultra-violet if not thoroughly rinsed.
     
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  15. Quartz

    Quartz Eclectic contrarian plebeian

    I forgot to post it, but we won!

    However, the buggers are going to try again next year.
     
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  16. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    Half a cheer.
     
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  17. Quartz

    Quartz Eclectic contrarian plebeian

  18. Batboy

    Batboy Trumpeting is good for you...

    I'm a big fan of bees.... Can't they just develop something to kill wasps...the fuckers!
     
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  19. Batboy

    Batboy Trumpeting is good for you...

  20. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

    I have noticed a massive drop in insects in general this summer, that is all. :(
     
  21. Batboy

    Batboy Trumpeting is good for you...

    I've got shit loads of moths driving me bonkers, but I have to say I've not seen many wasps (hurrah) but sadly nor many bees. I love a bumble bee....
     
  22. krink

    krink I'll do it this afternoon

    same here, cmpared to last summer there is a massive reduction in bees, wasps, butterflies and not even any pollen beetle swarms either. not good. moths are doing well so that's at least something.
     
  23. krink

    krink I'll do it this afternoon

    walked outside, 11 peacock flutterbys on just one bush in the garden...:D
     
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  24. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

  25. gosub

    gosub ~#

    I don't know what this plant is, but its sprung up in my parents garden and is like cat nip for bees, they just sit on it and don't do anything else IMG_20140902_174339.jpg
     
  26. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

    It's Ivy in flower. The bees and butterflies love it as it's one of the last things to flower towards the end of the summer.
     
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  27. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad RIP Greebo being kinder heckling from the back!

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  28. Quartz

    Quartz Eclectic contrarian plebeian

    Thanks for the bump. I too have signed and shared the petition
     
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  29. Batboy

    Batboy Trumpeting is good for you...

    ditto...and made donation
     
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  30. machine cat

    machine cat nod from the big man as kosher Banned

    Signed
     
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