The bees are in terrible trouble.
They need a good lawyer – one who is on their side.
Once upon a time, there was a beautiful country called Oblivion.
It had everything growing in it to make its people happy and healthy: raspberries, almonds, peaches, apricots, blueberries, cranberries, lavender, thyme, irises, roses, tulips, daffodils…the list seemed endless.
But it did end, because some of the Thieves of Oblivion wanted to sell all of these wonderful things, and to force Nature to produce more and more and more of them.
These Thieves, running a corporation called BearGenics, had a conflict of interest with Nature. They tampered with the genetics of crop plants.
They never gave a thought to the fact that without honey bees, none of these plants would grow. The Thieves poisoned the plants, and in so doing, poisoned the honey bees.
That’s what happens when you leave the bear guarding the beehive.
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About the Author
Ms. Fox has written several books on a variety of topics, including the effects of human overpopulation on the environment, Asperger's, and travel to Kuwait and Hawai'i.
Her areas of interest include - but are not limited to - history, herstory, women's studies, biographies, dystopian and science fiction, human overpopulation, ecosystems collapse, law, international relations, the history of chemical weapons use in war, the economic meltdown of 2008, honeybee colony collapse disorder, Asperger's, and cats.
Table of Contents
A Conflict of Interest
Beauty and the Bees
Healthy Honey Bees – An Illustration in Words
Communing with the Honey Bees
In Memoriam to the Bees
BearGenics and Natural Manipulators
The Founding Mother
Nature is Not the Enemy
Queening and Re-Queening
Stress and Constant Travel
Lost in Transit
Nosema – Gut Mold
Mites and Other Parasites
Colony Collapse Disorder
Beekeepers’ Empty Hives
The Fairy Tale Princess’s Fruit
Differing Burdens and Standards
Toxic Until Proven Innocent
The Wisdom of the Land of the Fleur-de-Lis
Preemptive Pressure Pointing
The Sectionate List-Makers
You Can’t Eat Money
We’re in So Much Trouble
The End – Suicide by Insecticides
The End – The Bees are Saved
Appendices of Antidotes
Appendix – Beekeeping in Cities
Appendix – Home Gardens for Honey Bees
Appendix – Small, Diversified Crops
Appendix – Voting with Forks
Glossary of Terms
About the Author
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Bear Guarding the Beehive shows a lawyer coming to the defense of her clients: honey bees. The bees face huge legal, scientific, and ecological challenges to their very survival, and the author lays them out quickly and efficiently, with photographs to illustrate each detail. This book is a highly articulate and useful tool for understanding the hazards of neonicotinoids, colony collapse disorder, and more.