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27-05-2014, 09:08 PM
From The Independent: Antonia Molloy.

Is there any end to the gibberish we are served up by journalists on the issue of bees.

It is well-known that bees are an endangered species, but threats to the insects are more comprehensive than you might think around 30,000 of the creatures were stolen by thieves last year.

Link (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/30000-bees-stolen-last-year--and-thousands-of-sheep-fish-and-dogs-also-targeted-by-thieves-9434885.html)

27-05-2014, 09:21 PM
It reads like it was written by a two year old.

27-05-2014, 09:25 PM
The 30,000 bees were taken during a single theft in Edinburgh last August - colonies can be sold on the black bee market for around 500.


But did you see the map of the work in stereotypes on the same page?? The download of the original is 80+ Mb but it's got some great labelling … here is the UK


27-05-2014, 10:41 PM
Good theory fatshark.
Bibba could be behind the recent bee thefts - selling on the black ones for 500 per colony and dousing the Buckfast with petrol.
I saw that stereotype map somewhere else within the past week or two. There is also a world map as seen by UKIP doing the rounds. Most of Africa is Bongo Bongo land and Eastern Europe is dangerously large and over populated.

28-05-2014, 10:41 AM
It reads like it was written by a two year old.

I have commented on the thread.....:-)

28-05-2014, 03:42 PM
Well said Madasafish! I once got so p'd off I registered and commented similarly on an article and associated comments in the Scotsman.