How We’re Killing the Bees

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How We’re Killing the Bees

Postby Ian Pegler » Wed May 21, 2014 5:20 am

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How We’re Killing the Bees

Scientists have solved the mystery of what’s suppressing the world bee population, and it’s not good news.


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Re: How We’re Killing the Bees

Postby simonwheeler » Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:01 pm

Story from the BBC website

The White House has set up a taskforce to tackle the decline of honey bees.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the agriculture department will lead the effort, which includes $8m (£4.7m) for new honey bee habitats.
Bee populations saw a 23% decline last winter, a trend blamed on the loss of genetic diversity, exposure to certain pesticides and other factors.
A quarter of the food Americans eat, including apples, carrots and avocados, relies on pollination.
Honey bees add more than $15bn in value to US agricultural crops, according to the White House.
The decline in bee populations is also blamed on the loss of natural forage and inadequate diets, mite infestations and disease
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