15.07.11.Po bee plague sweeping the planet. It all started in the U.S., and now spread to the Europeans — Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Greece, Great Britain.
Beekeepers Russia in recent years, too, there was massive mortality of bees.
— This spring, so gorgeous blooming acacia, hoping for good results, and the bees behaved strangely after sitting a bit, then, for no apparent reason flipped on his back and died, is divided sore familiar beekeeper.
The regional management of public employment services have concluded that among the ten start-ups that have received subsidies for their own businesses and victims in last year's debacle, there was also a beekeeper. He killed all purchased on the budget money colony.
But if the U.S. Congress has allocated to research and identify the causes of bee plague break the bank, then we have this very question all started.
— What can we say if the country even during the Yeltsin developed, but never the "Law on Beekeeping"? While in post-revolutionary Russia, it was the decree "On the beekeeping" was one of the first! — Shrugs chairman of the Union of Beekeepers Don Alexander P. Zheleznyakov. — Losing hope in his appearance, many actors have exercised their right and adopted regional laws governing beekeepers. In the Rostov region is not even that. Ten years ago, such a law has been prepared by scientists, veterinarians, and, of course, beekeepers, many of whom are no longer alive, but things there … Two years ago, its activists have finished with the requirements of the present — still to no avail.
If a foreign sea bee researchers are inclined to suspect drought, increased cellular activity, pesticide poisoning, and even some American secret trials of electromagnetic units, while in Russia the cause of this trouble should first look in the other.
— Abroad system beekeeping thought at all stages, but here what everyone wants, and does, says Alexander Pavlovich. — Therefore, the cause of death of the bees are different. Previously, we also gives priority to the less commercial and gastronomic goal — to get as much honey and other bee products life as agricultural — pollination. Pchelopaseki were mostly public — owned collective farms, factories and different organizations. Now, most (97%) are in the hands of private owners, wandering around the country with their vans. Because sitting in one place, in a large honey "plus" did not work.
How many bee colonies in the country, today, no one knows for sure. The only source of information, and that "with the words" National selhozperepis. According to her, the Don has 152,000 bee colonies. Now traditional for our places serogornaya bee gradually replaced imported Carpathian. This is by design — again, in order to increase economic efficiency. It is believed that the climatic and geographical indicators it fits better than Don.
— But "pure breed", to which the Carpathian bee, and requires a different approach than the "mongrel" serogornaya. Many beekeepers are old school and traditional views are not taken into account that also causes the death of bees, says chief beekeeper Don. — Insufficient and vetkontrol for apiaries and the import pchelopaketov from Western Ukraine. Documents are checked, but ideally there should be settlers, where in a few days would be observed state and behavior of the bees.
Beekeeping practically given to itself. In the provincial ministry of agriculture, we have not managed to find a specialist in charge of this sector.
— Which we do not, briefly confirmed there so sad fact.
However, in some areas of the region, realizing that all this may soon come back to haunt bad deeds on agriculture, on its own initiative, began to support beekeepers. Of course, while it is far from perfect, but still.
In the "good" list already appear Kagalnitskiy, Azov region and no doubt — Myasnikovsky, even on the arms of which includes a bee.
Due to the shortage denote our own honey sweet treat and cure has taken to investigate the Germans. Apparently, a commercial idea. But except for the securities "in memory", confirming that Don honey — the most that neither is on natural products, nothing further happened.
— Due to the weight of all kinds of requirements, which requires larger budgets to break into the markets of our beekeepers almost impossible to admit the Union of Beekeepers of Don. — What a difference a Chinese honey! The road is open to him everywhere. But, unlike other countries, we do not need it. Deficit own high quality honey, we have not threatened.
Source: The newspaper "Our Time"