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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

"A Head In The Sand Production"

"Wake Up Jersey Bee Keepers Association!"

Bee's are dying from the poisons Monsanto spread around, also from EMR and electrical frequencies. They are also dying, as humans are, from the heavy metals and other assorted filth being sprayed in the form of chem-trails from planes, yet according to the JBKA, the sole reason is a few wet winters!!!

Concern over drop in bumblebee numbers

The Jersey Bee Keepers Association (JBKA) say they are concerned by a decline in bumblebees, hoverflies and butterflies in the island.

They say a drop in insect pollinators is the cause, and are unveiling a campaign to try and address the situation.

The insects are crucial to islanders, as they pollinate a third of all the things we eat. So, a decreasing number of them is a concern as well as JBKA.

Bob Hogge, from JBKA said, "In Jersey, most of our pollinators are in decline and while our two main agricultural products, potatoes and dairy farming, are not reliant on insect pollination, products such as cider and local fruit and vegetable are."

As a result, JBKA, are encouraging everyone to pull together to help improve the situation.

Hogge added, "My proposal is that we follow up the good work of the World of Bees with a more broad based campaign encouraging organisation such as Jersey Farmers' Union, potato growers, garden centres, schools, states departments and the general public to grow a variety pollen and nectar bearing flowers."

JBKA hopes their campaign will improve insect numbers and reinvigorate the pollination process.

You can help increase the number of bumblebees in the island...

In your garden, you can feed the bumblebees by growing the correct plants. But certain plants have flower shapes that bumblebees cannot use. For example, some flowers have petals that form long tunnels which are too long or narrow for the bees to feed from. Similarly, flowers with multiple tightly packed heads offer bees very little accessible food.

Large and established plants are great for bumblebees. You will often need to wait a year until they flower, but this is a cost-effective option.

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