HELP !!!!! British Bumble Bees in danger

Discussion in 'U.K.' started by sentient, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. sentient

    sentient Senior Member

    You can help to save the british bumble bee by allowing it to nest in your garden. They really arent a danger like wasps are and infact take great precautions against stinging people because once they sting something they die.

    Bees are absolutely vital to the british ecology and the loss of these species will hav an enormous impact on our environment

    Anyway heres the full stor on the bumble bee and following that, a link to exactly what you can do to help including designing nest sites for them
    the story
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/1314012.stm
    how to help
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/1314012.stm
    another guide to helping them help
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/1268432.stm

    Please find out more about this for yourself apparently scientists are really worried about the impact this will have on the environment so please do your best to help
     
  2. Peace-Phoenix

    Peace-Phoenix Senior Member

    We have loads in our garden, I don't think they're in any trouble there....
     
  3. mynameiskc

    mynameiskc way to go noogs!

    i was reading a story about how it might be cell phone usage and their transmission towers that are cause mass hive extinctions everywhere. freaky, eh? all sorts of bees. i've only seen one bumblebee in a couple years now. it makes me sad. it's the only buzzing insect that doesn't send me screaming for the bug spray.
     
  4. sentient

    sentient Senior Member

    1 in two years ??? where do you live ?
    Even in london I have seen more than that, hang on no - now I come to think of it
    You are right I havent seen many in two years but I have seen some --

    damn yoiuve got me now because three years ago I remember seeing plenty but now I cant remember how many I've seen since then, if any other than the two this week?
     
  5. mynameiskc

    mynameiskc way to go noogs!

    well, i'm in the rocky mountains of colorado. maybe it's an altitude thing. but i used to see them all the time, now i don't see any. though, for honeybees, my neighbors blossoming trees are covered in them.
     
  6. sentient

    sentient Senior Member

    really? maybe it is a altitude thing, did you read those links though as scientists are worried that the crops may fail catastrophically without those bees
     
  7. J0hn

    J0hn Phantom

    Bees are dwindling. Maybe if people set up a few bee hives, that may encourage more.
     
  8. L.A.Matthews

    L.A.Matthews Senior Member

    I've seen loads. I saw about 10 outside my friends house the other day.
     
  9. mynameiskc

    mynameiskc way to go noogs!

    i'm curious, luke, are there loads of cell phone transmission towers around your home?
     
  10. L.A.Matthews

    L.A.Matthews Senior Member

    Not really. The Welsh Vallies are a very rural area. We have plenty of grass and foliage which probably makes a nice place for Bee's to stay. But I'm not too sure. All I know is that Wales has plenty of the buggers.:)
     
  11. torz

    torz Member

    i've seen a few bees already. i had to shout at my cat the other day because he tryed to catch on in the garden & i have seen him catch them before. bad cat, i dont mind him catching wasps tho & he's caught a few of them already in the house.
     
  12. lithium

    lithium frogboy

    Yeah I've seen quite a few too, didn't know they were on the decline. That sucks big hairy sweaty ballbags...
     
  13. I love your sig Torz, have you got more photos just like that one. I could become a collector! Next time lower the camera just ever so slightly and sit MUCH closer when in a bathing cotume like that ! it will do wonders for the popularity of your posts and threads I know I am a huge fan of yours now
     
  14. mynameiskc

    mynameiskc way to go noogs!

    oh, great, act like a pig and ruin it for all of us. that's just fantastic.
     
  15. Thanks I was hoping to get some recognition for my work
     
  16. lithium

    lithium frogboy

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  18. lithium

    lithium frogboy

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  20. lithium

    lithium frogboy

    ...well you look like one!
     

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