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Old 01-25-2010, 11:19 AM   #2
Gloria
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Interesting reasoning.
Here in the U. S. organic hives suffered the least through the honey bee decline. Organic farms would have a more diverse range of plants growing at most times of the year than huge mono-cultures like the almond orchards,etc.

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As a consequence, he said, bees often do better in urban areas than in the countryside,
because city parks and gardens contain a higher diversity of plant life.
The honey bee hives I know ,(On the roof of city hall and Garfield Park Conservatory and a Chicago Company that raises honey bees and sells the honey at local fairs) the hives have been very healthy.

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The French government has just announced a project to sow nectar-bearing flowers by roadsides in an attempt to stem honeybee decline
A welcome change that will benefit even more than the honey bees...gloria
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