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Happenings in the insect world
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by Noah
on February 13, 2014 at 6:18 PM
I must differ when you say that the bee was evolved 14 million years ago and say instead that the earth was CREATED about 6 to 10 thousand years ago and that the bee was CREATED by GOD at the same time.
by Tim Dickinson
on February 17, 2014 at 9:18 AM
is the non native honey be a threat to native bees or is it a more benign invasive?
by David
on June 27, 2015 at 10:14 AM
Noah, only someone blind will believe the earth was created several thousand years ago. The bible's main purpose is to give us a guide to live a life for God. When prophets were being given the word of God, do you think they would have had any understanding of true science. Of coarse God does as he created the law's of physics. Please don't take Genesis literal.
by Ryan
on May 15, 2016 at 5:35 PM
Noah, if that is his real name, speaks from ignorance.  
He and people like him reject the scientific method in favor  
of a collection of faerie stories in a book compiled from many,  
many cultures' wisdom literature. That's why the story of  
Noah's Flood sounds strikingly similar to the Gilgmesh Epic  
of the ancient Sumerians: the writers of the Bible borrowed  
It from the Sumerians.  
 
My question for Noah is: Which is it, pal? 6,000 years?  
10,000? That's a pretty wide margin of error you're  
claiming.  
 
This from the same guy who believes that Charleton  
Heston throwed down his walkin' stick and it become  
a BIG ol' SNAKE.
by Charlie Sommers
on May 22, 2016 at 11:57 AM
Dear Noah, You are right. The earth was created only a few thousand years ago but as a joke God made lots of fossils and sprinkled them around. That gives him carte blanche to walk all over us and burn us in hell when we reject the truth made so manifest in his great book the Bible. What a jokester the big guy is. Gotta love him.
by Lisa
on August 7, 2016 at 2:07 PM
Is there anything which plants the ancient bees pollinated? What effect did the vanishing of bees have on the flora? Did the ice age weather change cause the bees to decline which caused their pollinees to decline? Or did the ice age weather cause certain plants to decline which caused their associated bees to decline? Or did the ice age weare cause any number of plants and bees to individually decline due to the cold?
by Kathy Keatley Garvey
on August 11, 2016 at 2:59 PM
Lisa,  
According to Robbin Thorp, distinguished professor of entomology at UC Davis: "Ancestral honey bee reached North America 14 million years ago" but we don't know "how long it may have persisted, what its roles were in relation to the bee and plant communities that existed at the time and what happened to it. Perhaps future plant and bee fossils will provide cues to help answer these interesting questions."
by sindhukk
on January 6, 2017 at 9:30 AM
Your site looking too good.. And your writing skills, so good, keep it up. Regards
by William
on March 26, 2017 at 8:43 PM
Noah,  
Your name is fitting. In that story they scoffed at Noah as the rain came down.
by jack
on April 6, 2017 at 3:49 AM
Perhaps Noah might care to read Mark Twain's account of the flood in "Letters from the Earth." In it, the ark. after casting off to sea, has to turn around and head back as they realize they have forgotten to bring on board the (malarial) mosquito.
by Elizabeth
on August 7, 2017 at 5:37 PM
Nothing in this article proves that bee fossil made honey or lived in a large colony, as Apis mellifera does.  
 
Fourteen million years ago isn't really the same thing as saying there were honeybees here before Europeans. Humans didn't even arrive here for millions of years AFTER that bee had come and gone. (Humans arriving in North American only like 10,000 years ago.)  
 
Humans hadn't even evolved yet 14 million years ago. (That was still many millions of years away as well!)  
 
 
Now there actually WAS (and is) a honeybee in the Americas before the colonists arrived. That would beethe stingless honeybees that live in the jungle area of southern Mexico. They live in large colonies and make honey. They can be kept, much like Apis mellifera.
by David Crosley sr
on November 12, 2017 at 3:45 AM
I grew up in Kansas.  
It filled my heart with love to read the story about (the first bees in America)  
 
I am a beekeeper in Va.  
I thought that the second charter from England to Jamestown brought the honeyee  
I love the honey bee
by Donna Vazzoler
on December 3, 2017 at 6:36 AM
Elizabeth I love your answer. I just discovered this site and I'm just learning that honey bees are not native.  
 
Now, could the bees in Mexico be the native bees for North America that perished with the ice age?
 
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