Thursday, April 24, 2014

Poisoning of the Environment: An exchange with the Boston Museum of Science.

1. Communication received at at 3:42 pm on April 24, 2014.
2. Response, sent 3:57 pm.

1. Communication received at at 3:42 pm on April 24, 2014.

The Boston Museum of Science is located on the Charles River Dam.

They can see Ebersol Fields from their location to their left. Magazine Beach is perhaps two miles or so up to their right.

The big problem on the Charles River is all the hypocrites lying that they are protecting the environment.


Dear Writer of Charles River White Geese,

The Museum of Science is concerned alongside farmers, agriculturalists, economists and consumers with the sudden decline of the honey bee population. Bees are responsible for the pollination of flavorful goods such as almonds, peaches, soybeans, apples, pears, cherries and many others. They are commercially shipped en masse across the U.S. often for rental by farmers. The bee population has fluctuated over time but this recent extreme loss of bees can is defined by Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). The main factor in this phenomenon is that the bees seem to disappear. In CCD Cases, there are very few dead bees found in the hive or around the apiary and sometimes the bees leave behind larvae and eggs.

Honey bee pollination supports an estimated $25 billion worth of agricultural production. As of now, there isn’t an explanation for this drop in bee population. A Museum of Science representative, Erin Ross, mentions that one theory may be, “Varroa mites, viruses, climate change, pesticides, and other factors - combine to create the ‘perfect storm.’” Many organizations, private and government funded, are committed to finding an explanation.

The Museum of Science’s Hall of Human Life offers a section on the bee’s role in food production, their social structure and their unique ability to reverse aging and return to a former body type. Our Discovery Center allows children to dress up as bees and do the “waggle dance” in order to teach them about how bees communicate the location of pollen and nectar. From this exhibit you can see three working hives located on the roof, one of which should be very active as the weather warms up. There is also another hive on display in the Museum.

If you would like to come see what the Museum has to offer about this fascinating event, we would be happy to offer you a pair of tickets to the Exhibit Halls or set up an interview with Museum representative, Erin Ross, on the honey bee population.


Kelsey Derby
Media Relations

2. Response, sent 3:57 pm.

There is nothing complicated about the situation.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation has replaced natural, non poison maintenance with poison maintenance on the banks of the Charles.

In your area, at Ebersol Fields, their poisons did not work as well as they wanted, so they added a poison marked against use on the Charles River. The next day, the Charles was dead from the dam to the Mass. Ave. Bridge.

I would call the Museum of Science's willful blindness a very key part of the ongoing and increasing destruction of the environment of the Charles River.

While you are about it, if you have any concern for the environment, I would suggest you obtain their Charles River Master Plan which includes a clause calling it a goal of theirs to kill off or drive away all animals residing on the Charles River Basin.

I do not think you will stand up against this outrage. I think your willful blindness is part of an ongoing outrage, and your show on attacks on bees just another example of belligerent hypocrisy.

Aside from that, you might be on the side you claim to be on.

Thank you for your self-serving "enlightenment."

Robert J. La Trémouille