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CCD and Wal*Mart.

We've been really low on honey and beeswax from Bees-R-Us lately. As of today, we are out of beeswax, so I mentioned to Allisyn that if the Bees-R-Us guy calls, she should tell him that we need everything.

Allisyn told me that he did call, and that he blames Wal*Mart for the delay in getting his products to market. Why does he blame Wal*Mart? Because now that it's spring, people are going out and buying all sorts of toxic fertilizers and herbicides and pesticides, and dumping them on their flowers and gardens. And then his bees go and suck the nectar from those flowers. And die.

You can't have honey without bees. You can't really have any plants without bees, actually. No pollination, no reproduction. No reproduction, no future generations. I didn't realize that one of the suspected causes of colony collapse disorder was suburban schmucks with turbo lawns and weedless gardens, but it makes an awful lot of sense.

So here's my new plan:

You dump that crap on your yard? NO HONEY FOR YOU!

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furious_mold
May. 12th, 2009 01:38 am (UTC)
Man. That sucks.

I think the whole idea of having a weed free immaculate yard is bullshit - sure, cut your grass when it gets too high...but, all of the other things...it's ridiculous.

(I say this because my yard is overwhelmed by Japanese Knotweed, but I see the most interesting insects visiting my jungle during the summer.)

My neighbors across the street won the lottery a while back and built a McMansion style house on their property. They're insane about spraying their front yard with pesticides, but grass hardly ever grows there. They just have a crappy yard, but they spray so many chemicals - I have to keep my windows closed most of the time.

Ah! Rant over! Sorry!
hopita
May. 12th, 2009 02:47 am (UTC)
NO HONEY FOR THEM!!!
scarybaldguy
May. 12th, 2009 05:54 am (UTC)
Know what I used on my yard, back when I had a house? Terracycle. Liquified worm shit.

I had a hummingbird feeder that bees occasionally visited. Filtered water and pure sugar. Those were some happy hummers.

That's the worst bit: knowing that I did it right and I still have to deal with other people's idiocy.
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