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  • neilka 29 Apr 2013 13:40:30 15,631 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    They taste fuck all like honey
    How is the job at the sausage dog kennels going?
  • mcmonkeyplc 29 Apr 2013 13:40:33 39,384 posts
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    YenRug wrote:
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    If our wonderful (RETARDED) government had it's way this ban would not be policy yet.

    This will be something else the Tory nutjobs will be bang on about the UK losing power to the EU.
    Whilst a Conservative voter, they're well out of order on this one: with the importance of bees to agriculture, the stance should be to temporarily ban neonicotinids (sp?) and then carry out the research to find out what their impact is (as should have been done before being given a license to be used). Instead DEFRA think we should carry on using them and (fingers crossed) hope there's still some bees left once they've done the research...
    I'm glad to hear it! Obviously not all conservative voters are nut jobs :)

    The temporary ban is what we'll get hopefully. It's strongly implied that that's what the commission is going to do anyway.

    The do nothing and hope option is one to keep the chemical industry happy.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Deckard1 29 Apr 2013 13:46:52 27,095 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    Deckard1 wrote:
    They taste fuck all like honey
    How is the job at the sausage dog kennels going?
    Not what I expected. At all.
  • Psychotext 29 Apr 2013 13:48:08 53,790 posts
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    I've been involved in the campaign on this one for some time now. It really, really doesn't surprise me that the UK agriculture minister is against a ban. I wish we had a chance to look closely at his finances...
  • Bremenacht 29 Apr 2013 13:48:18 17,600 posts
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    I can sort of understand the reluctance to pin the 'blame' on one thing or another, because they could blame the wrong thing and then it would take decades to get that reversed and get political momentum going again.

    It isn't that long since mobile phones were being blamed for confusing bees. Perhaps leading them to hang out in malls or something.

    Some beekeepers think herbicides are just as likely to be a cause.

    I find the industrialistion of beekeeping in the US interesting. Read an article in one of the sundays about how big artics containing bee colonies drive around the states, opening up for particular crops as they come into bloom. Can't find the link I want, but this looks very similar.
  • Psychotext 29 Apr 2013 13:49:43 53,790 posts
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    We do the same thing in the UK with orchards and whatnot. Though probably not on the same scale (I've personally seen a transit full of hives).
  • Deckard1 29 Apr 2013 13:49:50 27,095 posts
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    What a job that would be. I'VE GOT A VAN FULL OF BEES MOTHERFUCKERS!!
  • Psychotext 29 Apr 2013 13:52:03 53,790 posts
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    You'd be careful, that much is certain.

    I remember the lid coming off a hive in my dads car and he got stung to hell and back. They don't really like travelling. :D
  • kinky_mong 29 Apr 2013 13:53:27 9,945 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    neilka wrote:
    Deckard1 wrote:
    They taste fuck all like honey
    How is the job at the sausage dog kennels going?
    Not what I expected. At all.
    Your mistake is that those dogs dispense sausages, so eat those sausage shaped things they deposit instead.

    I'll never get my Orc looking the same again.

  • Deckard1 29 Apr 2013 13:53:49 27,095 posts
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    Why did he have bees in his car?
  • neilka 29 Apr 2013 13:57:03 15,631 posts
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    Why did the bees have his dad in their car?
  • Psychotext 29 Apr 2013 13:57:07 53,790 posts
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    Was moving them between two locations (didn't have a van), not uncommon, but you really do want to make sure the straps are tight and you have the entrance properly sealed.
  • Commander-Keen 29 Apr 2013 13:58:48 806 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Was moving them between two locations (didn't have a van), not uncommon, but you really do want to make sure the straps are tight and you have the entrance properly sealed.
    :D
  • Psychotext 29 Apr 2013 14:00:43 53,790 posts
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    Yes... I wondered when I typed it. Deviants.
  • Dougs 29 Apr 2013 14:01:01 66,633 posts
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    Dogs and bees. Wonderful combination.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLCZjw2FXPE
  • Deckard1 29 Apr 2013 14:05:35 27,095 posts
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    So I take it your dads a bee keeper then? Or a taxi driver?
  • Bremenacht 29 Apr 2013 14:09:23 17,600 posts
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    Or a terrorist.
  • mcmonkeyplc 29 Apr 2013 14:10:41 39,384 posts
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    Why not all three? Terrorist taxi driver bee keeper.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Psychotext 29 Apr 2013 14:48:29 53,790 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    So I take it your dads a bee keeper then?
    Was, sadly passed away a few years back. I look after some at his old allotment now but I wouldn't call myself a bee keeper as such (for a start I don't steal their honey!).
  • LeoliansBro 29 Apr 2013 14:50:22 43,199 posts
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    More of a Bee Tolerator then?

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • neilka 29 Apr 2013 14:52:37 15,631 posts
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    Bee Landlord
  • Deckard1 29 Apr 2013 14:56:19 27,095 posts
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    Sorry to hear that. Have you got all the gear though? The bee hat and stuff?

    Do you think given enough time you could give yourself a beard of bees? Or even better, the much fabled bee bonnet?


  • Bremenacht 29 Apr 2013 15:08:04 17,600 posts
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    BeeLord
  • Commander-Keen 29 Apr 2013 15:20:56 806 posts
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    It's nice to see a real buzz about this topic.
  • Deleted user 29 April 2013 15:28:21
    Deckard1 wrote:
    neilka wrote:
    Deckard1 wrote:
    They taste fuck all like honey
    How is the job at the sausage dog kennels going?
    Not what I expected. At all.
    Ha!
  • Psychotext 29 Apr 2013 15:36:09 53,790 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    Sorry to hear that. Have you got all the gear though? The bee hat and stuff?
    Yeah, I do. The old man used to be happy enough working with them without protective gear... me on the other hand, I'd be in a space suit given the choice.

    So no, no bee bonnet.
  • RightBean 29 Apr 2013 15:38:21 636 posts
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    they have to evolve thats what its for, not the tories, the bees.. we are not a team we cant help them, its every creature for himself... when they give us honey without stings then we talk...
  • Retroid Moderator 29 Apr 2013 15:53:56 44,503 posts
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    StixxUK wrote:
    Why are honey bees protected?
    Tiny honey condoms.
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