Thursday, September 25, 2014
Save the Bees!!
We must save the bees. There has been a steady decrease in the bee population and it needs to stop before its too late.
Each year more than $15 billion worth of crops are pollinated by bees in the United States. Honey bees pollinate more than 100 essential food crops, as well as produce millions of dollars of honey. One out of every three bites of food Americans consume comes from a plant visited by bees or other pollinators.
Recently, honey bees have been dying by the tens of millions. These deaths are caused by colony collapse disorder (CCD), a phenomenon linked to the drastic rise in the number of disappearances of Western honeybee colonies in North America. Although there are many theories as to the cause of CCD, there is still no specific cause identified by researchers.
CCD has wiped out some 10 million bee hives over the past six years. The death rate for colonies has hit 30% annually in recent years, with nearly one-third the number of honey bee colonies in the U.S. as there were in 1947.
We must take action. Here are some resources for you :-)
For more information regarding the Bee decline please visit: http://sos-bees.org/
Sign petition here: http://www.change.org/p/epa-save-our-bees-and-the-food-we-eat-ban-bayer-s-chemicals-now
Here are 10 things you can do to help the bees: http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/save-the-bees.html