29 Dec '15, 8pm

New U.S. map shows bees dying off in agricultural areas that need them most

New U.S. map shows bees dying off in agricultural areas that need them most

is a topic we have covered time and again, as the little winged agricultural assistants continue to disappear. Some 30 percent of bee populations are dying off each year, largely as the result of neonicotinoid insecticides used on crops. University of Vermont researchers have used data modeling to track the populations of wild bees in the United States for the first time ever, and their work has resulted in a map illustrating which counties will suffer most from declining bee numbers . The map shows the areas which need the highest levels of fertilization are also the regions where bee populations are at record lows. Effectively, this means the bees are disappearing where their pollination services are needed the most, marking a new and disturbing trend that could endanger food supplies.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/new-u-s-map-shows-bees-dying-off-in-...

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