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Monday, Aug. 5th 2013

Disappearing Honey Bees

Since the mid 2000s, honey bees have been mysteriously disappearing all throughout the world, leaving the future of much of the world’s food supply in question. The decline of bees could have an enormous impact on the environment, which is dependent on the insects for pollination. If there is no pollinating insect life, fruits, vegetables, and field crops would be obsolete and there would be extreme economical hardships for the farm and food industry.Check out the a great infographic HERE



One Comment on “Disappearing Honey Bees”

  1. paula diaz Says:

    glad to see this problem addressed by mggkc- it seems much of the scientific community is in agreement that the neonic pesticides and the gmo crops are both impacting the bee population. the info-graphic however, states that the cause is still uncertain. a bit strange. also, would like to see a mention that honey bees are not native to the US and a bit of info about native bees and that they are shown to be more effective pollinators than honey bees. make sure all the mggkc members know to leave garden debris over winter to allow the bees and other pollinators a place to shelter. do the ‘clean up’ in spring instead! thanks for starting the discussion on bee health or lack thereof- now let’s keep it going!

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