25 Mar '13, 7pm

Worst bee die-off in 40 years

Posted Mar. 25, 2013 / Posted by: Lisa Archer Spring is in the air, and as we plant our vegetable gardens and enjoy the blossoming flowers, it’s easy to forget the small creatures that keep many of our spring favorites alive and are essential to our food supply: bees. One out of every three bites of food you and I eat is pollinated by honeybees. In fact, bees and other pollinators are necessary for about 75 percent of our global food crops . From nuts and soybeans, to squash and cucumbers, from apples, oranges, cherries and blueberries, to avocados, peaches and melons, bees play a critical role in producing the food we eat. Honey bees also contribute over $15 billion to the U.S. economy. Bees are a keystone species and with 75 percent and 95 percent of all flowering plants on the earth reliant on pollinators to reproduce, if we lose bees we will likely lose a host of other...

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Posted Mar. 25, 2013 / Posted by: Lisa Archer Spring is in the air, and as we plant our vegetable gardens and enjoy the bl...

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