Hard-hit honeybees can’t get a break
Virginia honeybees continue to struggle
Beekeepers worry about plummeting populations of bees in northwestern NM
BEEKEEPERS BATTLE ‘PERFECT STORM’
Chemical pesticides, viruses, mites and many other problems have unleashed “the perfect storm” against honeybee populations worldwide. But beekeepers are fighting back in a valiant attempt to stave off the disastrous bee population decline.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, honey-producing colonies have experienced a population drop of more than 60 percent in the past 60 years. The United Kingdom’s honeybee population has halved in recent years, with declines also reported in the Middle East, Asia and other parts of Europe.
Aside from ecosystem issues, the problem warrants human attention because 70 percent of the crop species that feed 90 percent of all people in the world require bees for pollination.
Comment by Adamantine:
The bee population may still be a problem. Without going overboard I suggest people learn from the Mormons who believe in storing some supplies of food as well as money for the future. We may be in for difficult times even if not the very end of times.