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Dorothee
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| 03:10 PM Oct 13 2018

Dorothee

Germany

‘Marktcheck’ warns you should be careful whom you get your honey from. Recently there have been reports about beekeepers mixing their honey with a syrup won from sugar beet and sugarcane to be able to sell it cheaper, albeit at the same time as an unhealthier product.

| 08:14 AM Apr 28 2018

Dorothee

Germany

“Tierschutz Euskirchen” says that the European Parliament now decided to make the use of three neonicotinoids illegal in agriculture as in the past these insecticides were responsible for the death of many bees.

| 05:28 AM May 13 2017

Dorothee

Germany

“Tierschutz Euskirchen” says that the mayor of Berlin (Brandenburg /Germany) now announced that he’ll make Germany’s capital more bee- and ant-friendly. In seven places gardeners received orders to plant different kinds of flowers and grasses to attract more insects.
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First comment reuploaded: Well, the number of critically endangered specimens of ants and of bees may be small – only one bee, namely the Franklin’s bumble bee and one ant, namely the Sri Lankan relict ant, but ants and bees are so important to our ecosystem – some scientific sources say their disappearance could cause a worldwide mass-extinction – that I decided to mention them here as well. Furthermore I say they deserve being protected, because of their symbolic meaning. Don’t these creatures teach us not to judge others by their outward appearance, because even extremely small ones can do terrific deeds? Doesn’t the way they work together teach us how important social cohesion is? Isn’t the hard work they do from spring to autumn to feed their young ones and to make it through winter remarkable? I think there even is a fable in which the author makes the comparison between hard-working ants that will have a rather easy life in harsh times and hard-working, money-saving people who won’t have to worry that much about economic crisis.
Last, but not least: They both are able to communicate with their companions and to spread important news without making any noises. Doesn’t this way of life make us question whether or not we really need all these loud noises we have at the moment – loud music, all sorts of loud machines etc.? That’s why I’m in favor of the protection of these animals! That’s why I recommend you the websites “http://www.savetheants.com/donate/” and “http://honeybeekind.com/”, but also – and especially “http://www.hivessavelives.com/_gifts.asp”.

| 01:39 AM Apr 14 2017

Dorothee

Germany

“Tierschutz Euskirchen” says that this week in Blaufelden (Baden-Wuerttemberg /Germany) a group of adolescents killed (intoxicated) the bees owned by a primary school just for “the kick”.

| 09:01 AM May 13 2016

Dorothee

Germany

The Canadian producer of the cereals “Honey Nut Cheerios”, “General Mills” announced publicly that their mascot “Buzz” was going to be banned from their products until people showed more concern regarding the disappearance of bees due to decreasing spaces of flower fields. For example anybody could help by planting some flowers himself in the garden, on the balcony, in pots you can put somewhere outside your house etc. “General Mills” even gives away flower seed for free for this purpose as they announced. Among others the May-sample of the magazine “GEO” says so.