Sunday, May 11, 2008

One Third of Commercial Bee Hives Lost Last Year

In news that should get more attention than it has, 36.1 percent of the nation's commercially managed hives were lost last year.

They are being attacked by parasites, diseases, and a strange event known as Colony Collapse Disorder, where adult bees abandon their hive. We are highly dependent on honey bees for pollination of our crops and for honey in many of our foods. We cannot have too many more years like this.

No comments: