Disappearance of American Honeybees

Honeybees are disappearing from 24 US states at startling speeds.

No one is sure of the cause of the disappearance but the rates of disappearannce range from 30 – 70%. The crisis threatens numerous crops.

Various theories are being investigated. It could be due to use of pesticides banned in Europe, it may be due to bees being raised to survive a shorter offseason, to be ready to pollinate once the almond bloom begins in February. This could have lowered their immunity to viruses.

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1 comment so far

  1. josefgraf on

    Hi,

    A note to let you know about this article, a current issue being addressed by the Earth Vision project –

    “Why the Bees Are Dying”

    Using spiritual ecology to bring environmentalism to the next level, the EV project has several current newsworthy items.
    To access them, visit:

    Current Environmental Issues (on the Earth Vision site)

    Thanks for your attention,

    Josef Graf
    Earth Vision + Insight21
    answers for the 21st Century
    http://www.evsite.net + http://www.insight21.net


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