Disappearing Bees

The Plight of the Honeybee
Honeybees are going away and it has a name. Colony Collapse Disorder occurs when female worker bees become ill due to pesticides in their food source,  water and/or air. A sick bee won’t return to the hive for fear of infecting the rest of the colony. Instead, she sacrifices herself and flies off to die.  Thus, The Colony Collapse Disorder was named.

Scientific America Article
Solving the Mystery of the Vanishing Bees
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The alarming numbers with which this is happening is cause for concern. If honeybees continue to fall victim to human excesses and pollution, then plants, animals—all living things will suffer.

It has been predicted that fruits and nuts will be the first foods affected by a decrease in bees. And already there’s been a drastic reduction in the apple crop.

Bees are vital to the natural cycles of the whole planet!  Make changes now to ensure a happy, healthy future for generations to come!
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