21 Apr '12, 5pm

3 Studies Link Common Pesticides to Bee Decline (Slideshow) | Care2 Causes

3 Studies Link Common Pesticides to Bee Decline (Slideshow) | Care2 Causes

What is causing colony collapse disorder , when hives suddenly lose most of their worker bee population, with very few dead bees found nearby and only the queen and brood remaining? Bees are worth about 1.8 billion pounds (about $2.9 billion) a year in the U.K., according to new research about the cost of hand-pollinating the many crops that bees do so for free. As Damian Carrington writes in the Guardian , hand-pollination is already a necessity in places like China’s pear orchards while in the U.S. bees are “routinely trucked around… to compensate for the loss of their wild cousins.” In the U.K., Carrington describes a virtual “bee-calypse”: “Half the UK’s honey bees kept in managed hives have gone, wild honey bees are close to extinction and solitary bees are declining in more than half the place they have been studied.” Carrington cites the loss of meadows full of flow...

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