Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Bees are dying, this will affect the world's food supply

I have several large monkshood plants out in the front yard and today the were all over them. I love to see them at work, and I can hear quite a loud humming up in the trees so it is possible there is a wild bee hive up there. They don't bother me and I don't bother them, but I don't like it if they land on me.

However, according to studies currently being run, there is an alarming decline in bee populations around the world which could lead to an . A catastrophe that would endanger the food supply irreparably.

Many people don't realize the vital role bees play in maintaining a balanced eco-system. According to experts, if bees were to become extinct humanity would greatly suffer, or worse, become extinct ourselves.

"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man," said Albert Einstein.

The disappearance of bees is potentially devastating to agriculture and most plant life.

Bee populations are declining at rates of up to 80% in some areas of the world and scientists have not as yet arrived at a reason for the decline.

Studies have shown that bees are not dying in the hive, something is causing them to lose their sense of orientation so that they cannot return to the hive. Depleted hives are not being raided for their honey by other insects, which normally happens when bees naturally die in the winter, clearly suggesting some kind of poisonous toxin is driving them away.

It is an alarming world we are living in isn't it?


latt├ęgirl said...

Scary stuff. Just another sign that humans are harming the earth.

david mcmahon said...

Hi Vic,

I've been following the honeybee saga for a few months now.

I agree with lattegirl.



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