By Nikki Harper
Contributing Writer for Wake Up World
It has been more than twenty years since the first alarming reports of declining bee numbers began to surface, and thirteen years since the first incidents of colony collapse disorder were reported . Statistics show that honeybee populations in the United States, for example, have declined from around 6 million hives in 1947 to 2.4 million hives in 2008, a reduction of some 60% . →
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February 25, 2019 by: Tracey Watson
(Natural News) Bees, like many of the world’s insects, are in crisis, and their numbers are dwindling at an alarming rate. At the same time, the world’s population – and its reliance on insect-pollinated crops – continues to grow at an equally alarming pace. The bees might be in crisis right now, but pretty soon it will be humans who are in really serious trouble.
While the world’s governments have started to wake up to the dangers pesticides pose to honeybees, a series of studies by the University of Guelph, published in the journal Environmental Entomology recently, warns that these measures are not enough. They also warn that other species of bees, including bumblebees and solitary bees, are at least as important as the honeybee when it comes to the pollination of food, and yet these species have, for the most part, been virtually ignored in terms of pesticide risk assessment measures. (Related: As global insect population plunges toward total ecological collapse, the corporate-run media still censors the truth about GMOs and pesticides.)…Read more
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