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  • neilka 29 Apr 2013 13:40:30 16,527 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    They taste fuck all like honey
    How is the job at the sausage dog kennels going?

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  • mcmonkeyplc 29 Apr 2013 13:40:33 39,567 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!

  • Psychotext 29 Apr 2013 13:48:08 55,032 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 19,663 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 55,032 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).
  • Psychotext 29 Apr 2013 13:52:03 55,032 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 10,866 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.

    All the eurogamers who actually play with each other on xbl rather than just post pseudointellectual pc handwringing bollocks on the forums, love the shit out of biggy.

  • neilka 29 Apr 2013 13:57:03 16,527 posts
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    Why did the bees have his dad in their car?

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  • Psychotext 29 Apr 2013 13:57:07 55,032 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 13:58:48 847 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 55,032 posts
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    Yes... I wondered when I typed it. Deviants.
  • Dougs 29 Apr 2013 14:01:01 69,496 posts
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    Dogs and bees. Wonderful combination.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLCZjw2FXPE
  • Bremenacht 29 Apr 2013 14:09:23 19,663 posts
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    Or a terrorist.
  • mcmonkeyplc 29 Apr 2013 14:10:41 39,567 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 55,032 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 44,956 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 16,527 posts
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    Bee Landlord

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  • Bremenacht 29 Apr 2013 15:08:04 19,663 posts
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    BeeLord
  • Commander-Keen 29 Apr 2013 15:20:56 847 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 55,032 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 15:38:21 662 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 45,310 posts
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    StixxUK wrote:
    Why are honey bees protected?
    Tiny honey condoms.
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