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Rudolph Steiner mentioned in the 1920s that in 80 to 100 years bees would die out as a result of queen breeding and artificial insemination.
I am the producer for a feature-film in development in the Portland area, "Queen of The Sun" [ http://www.queenofthesun.com ] from the director of "The Real Dirt on Farmer John" about the problems facing the honeybee right now which will cover the long history of bees and man all the way up to the recent issues facing the commercial beekeeper, focusing specifically on the myriad of problems that comprise "CCD".
I think Prof. Sagili touched very briefly earlier on the issue of genetic diversity. How big of an issue is it that we are doing intensive work developing a specific type of bee in laboratories vs. letting bees naturally swarm to refine their own genetics. Has this been talked about in the CCD argument? We have talked to a number of beekeepers and queen breeders on the issue and I was wondering if Ramesh or any one else can shed some light on this topic.
It's great to hear such a compelling show covering many of the key issues on OPB.
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