Honey Bees Are Endangered And Only You Can Help Them
How are they dying?
Colony Collapse Disorder is a phenomena where a grand majority of the worker bees in a colony abandon the hive, leaving behind a fertile queen, a generation of larvae, and plenty of honey and pollen. These colonies, having lost their working force, face imminent downfall as winter approaches.
Acute pesticide poisoning → When most or all of the bees in a hive are killed by overexposure to a pesticide
Why are bees important?
The economic value of U.S. crops that benefit from honeybee pollination has been estimated at $15 billion annually.
Honey Bees pollinate about one-sixth of the worlds flowering plants and over 400 different species of agricultural plants.
Some of these crops include almonds, blueberries, apples, watermelon, and cherries to mention a few.
What can you do to help?
1. Plant Flowers
- This provides nourishment for bees suffering malnutrition
2. Place a shallow dish of water out with some pebbles in it
- Bees can then drink water easily with less possibility of drowning
3. Buy organic food and honey as well as support local farms
- These products use customer purchasing power and support the disuse of pesticides
- Fund bee research and help save the bees!