23 Jul '13, 7pm

Human Beings & Honey Bees: Why We Must Save Them

Human Beings & Honey Bees: Why We Must Save Them

Without bees, the world as we know it could not continue. And, frighteningly enough, the extinction of the honey bee is a very real and present threat. Since roughly 2005, bees have been dying by the ten of millions, with 1/3 of many bee populations disappearing every year. As researchers frantically scramble to locate the cause of the bee’s rapid decline, agricultural pesticides offer a highly likely theory. Honey bees are extremely sensitive to the harsh pesticides that are more and more often being used on commercial crops and researchers have found that these chemicals can cause memory loss and/or death. The pesticides not only linger on the plants that bees pollinate, but can also seep into groundwater and spread away from fields and into the bees’ habitats. Another possible explanation is the continuing land development and rapid decrease of the flower-rich grassland...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2013/07/23/richard-branson-on-hon...

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