What would happen if we had no bees?
Agriculture as we know it
would collapse
A world without apples, mangoes strawberries and pears.
Many animals would become extinct.
Put simply,
it would be a global disaster.
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​“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”
Albert Einstein

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Sweet Poison. "When I first started selling wild honey, the price was extremely high," says Jenge, the local Kulung trader who has always managed the Sadhi honey hunters. "Then someone in Korea ate too much and died. That killed the market." –

The psychotropic effects of the honey result from graynotoxins in the flowers of the local rhododendron trees, which bloom on north facing hillsides each April. –
The "correct" dose varies according to the strength of the honey. This year’s harvest: 1/4 teaspoon. According to Jenge, once administered you have a few minutes before you are overcome with an urgent need to defecate, urinate and vomit. "Normally we have to see a doctor to get bad things taken out of our bodies," says Jenge, "but the honey does this for us. That’s why we take it." –

After the purge, "you alternate between light and dark. You can see and then you can’t see." A sound, which Jenge describes as "jam jam jam" pulses, like the drone of a bee hive, in your head. Then you lose all motor function. "The paralysis lasts for a day or so," says Jenge. –

This morning, Jenge gave us each a small plastic Coke bottle full of the milky orange honey. The question is – who will be the first in our group to give it a try? –

Shot #onassignment for #jetbutterflies expedition. For more on this story follow the team @renan_ozturk @m_synnott @jetbutterflies @taylorfreesolo @ben_knight @camp4collective #savethebees #beethecure See MoreSee Less

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Monsanto genetically engineered crops and turned itself into the world’s biggest seller of seeds, has come to represent, in a shorthand way, lots of things that people hate: genetically modified food; patents on seeds; lawsuits against farmers for replanting those seeds; and corporate influence over government food policy.
Monsanto has swallowed many other companies — especially seed companies.

Monsanto’s Glyphosate is Europe’s most widely used weedkiller, and its parent RoundUp herbicide accounts for a third of Monsanto’s total earnings.

The compound is routinely – but not exclusively – used on crops that have been genetically engineered to resist it. Several studies have linked blanket spraying with damage to surrounding flora, fauna and the entire food chain.

Glyphosate is so ubiquitous that its residues are commonly found in breads, beers and human bodies. More than 99% of people in one recent German survey were found to have traces of the compound in their urine, 75% of them at levels five times the safe limit for water or above.

1.4 million people signed a petition calling for glyphosate to be banned, citizen concerns deserved to be listened to.

Pascal Vollenweider, the campaign director of Avaaz, which organised the poll, said: “Governments are beginning to understand that their citizens refuse to be treated as lab rats. #Monsanto and other chemical giants are used to getting their way, but public pressure has forced politicians to stand firm behind the precautionary principle.” Germany along with Sweden and Italy oppose the relicensing is thought to have been led by France, which has banned the substance.

Australia has yet to enter into this conversation. While the rest of the world labels Roundup carcinogenic the lobbying power of the pharmaceutical giant means Australians will continue to be poisoned, led to believe this product is safe . #savethebees #beethecure #permaculture #organic See MoreSee Less

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@abozaied.alomari.alsufyani bees don’t have to be kept in boxes. We can learn so much from different cultures. Bees connect us all. #savethebees #beethecure #beekeeping See MoreSee Less

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Hi I’m hoping someone may be able to help me.. I have discovered a rather big beehive in the lantana growing over my fence from my neighbours property.. The hive is on my side is a bit over 1m long and about 50cm deep See MoreSee Less

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