Shungite Beehives 7/03/17 Video 1 Colony Collapse
Written and narrated by N.L. Hopkins
Hello and welcome to the first video in our series “Shungite Beehives”. We will focus on the critical loss of the worldwide bee population referred to a “Colony Collapse Disorder”.
Colony collapse disorder (CCD) is the phenomenon that occurs when the majority of worker bees in a colony disappear and leave behind a queen, plenty of food and a few nurse bees to care for the remaining immature bees and the queen.
So why do we care?
Here is a typical fully stocked produce section. Without bees, this is what the same “fully stocked produce section would look like.
And here is another with bee without bee comparison. You probably are getting the picture. There is more than 130 fruits and vegetables that only exist because bees are there to pollinate.
Maybe you do not eat fruits and vegetables. Well would this photo of the bakery department without bees impress you?
What is pollination? Pollen is the yellow dust all over this bee. The pollen was acquired from one flower and as the bee flies to a different flower, some of that yellow pollen is left with the new plant. Now that plant can begin the process of creating new life in the form of a seed or seeds contained in fruit or vegetables. Their neighbor’s pollen has essentially impregnates the second plant through the flight of a bee.
As you can see honeybees are covered with tiny hairs all over their body, even their eyes. Pollen sticks to these hairs as the bee crawls around on a flower . The pollen particles are moistened with nectar and are then brushed down to baskets on the hind legs. The bee will collect its weight in pollen. Pollen is used as food while it is plentiful.
It is the nectar that is made into honey and stored for the winter. The nectar in a flower is sucked up by the long tubular tongue of the bee. The nectar is stored in a honey sac, a second stomach, until she returns to the hive. The nectar load is transferred to worker bees in the hive who suck the nectar from the honey sac into their own honey sacs. They work the nectar, adding enzymes, until it is suitable for storing in a cell of the honeycomb.
The total number of managed honeybee colonies has dropped by half since the 1940's, according to the USDA. The first warnings concerning a drastic rise of bees disappearing in North America and Europe began to be sounded in 2006. From 2006 through 2008 the losses continued to rise. There is a seeming plateau of the losses thru 2011, but...but now they have added the accumulation of colony losses in both the winter (when they are normally higher) and summer. Yearly losses are over 40% in 3 of the last 4 years on the chart. And that is just what is being reported.
Since the 1960's scientists have known that as bees fly they pick up a positive electric charge. A flower on a plant normally retains a negative charge. As the bee approaches and lands on the flower, the negatively charged pollen is attracted to the positively charged body of the bee. And, because the positive bee has landed on the negative flower, the flower losses some of its charge. This allows other bees to see the flower has already been visited by another bee.
National Geographic has reported, “Dominic Clarke and Heather Whitney from the University of Bristol have shown that bumblebees can sense the electric field that surrounds a flower. They can even learn to distinguish between fields produced by different floral shapes, or use them to work out whether a flower has been recently visited by other bees. Flowers aren’t just visual spectacles and smelly beacons. They’re also electric billboards.”
This is the electronic world of the bee that has been over laid with a manmade electronic world. Is there a correlation between the rise of electronic smog and the loss of bees?
The 2006 warnings of bee loss was 3 years after the radio spectrum for 5 Ghz was expanded allowing WiFi proliferation. The increasing infrastructure for the WiFi systems continued to grow and by 2010 a million hotspots existed in airports, hotels, coffee shops and communication hubs. Five years later there were nearly 70 million Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide. In that same year of 2015 beekeepers lost 42% of their bees and it was the first time in history that beekeepers lost more bees during the summer than in the winter.