Nearly 30 Percent of U.S. Bees Wiped Out This Winter

The article below informs us that 30% of Americas bees died this past winter. I was shocked when I read this article. A couple of years ago I tried to hand pollinate cantaloupes in our mini green house. I failed miserably at it. We didn’t have one cantaloupe that year.  I find it quite unimaginable the amount of manpower  required to pollinate crops by hand if we foolishly allow the bees to become extinct.

Artificial fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, soil erosion and watering processes has had negative effects on the environment and the quality of food produced. The poor soil quality produce crops that have lower nutritional value. Global warming, Droughts in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas… should be another major concern in today’s USA elections.I saw a documentary this week, that said the droughts in the USA of today are far worse than the 1930’s dust bowl. These dilemmas are an issue around the world.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/05/24/us-bee-colony-losses.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art3&utm_campaign=20160524Z2&et_cid=DM106458&et_rid=1496553266

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Posted on July 1, 2016, in Enviroment. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. We’re also experiencing a die-off of bees here in New Zealand. The honeybees that remaining appear to be intellectually disabled – they often have a hard time locating the nectar producing part of the flower. Reportedly this is an effect of nicotinamide insectisides – sometimes it’s so bad they forget the way back to the hive.

    • I have read that bees in the USA were behaving the same way that you described for years. Now they are dying in large numbers.
      I have not seen this phenomena for myself in Sweden where I live.I live on a organic and ecologically run farm. The man who owns and runs it raises cattle and grows their feed. A couple of years ago a scientific study was done here on the insects on this farm compared to conventional farming of today. The young students that worked here were dumbfounded by what they discovered. There were larger numbers and variety of insects on this farm per square meter. It was quite interesting talking to them. Sweden is encouraging it citizens to take courses on bee husbandry.My husband considered getting taking a course and getting one hive. I think we all need to do our part.
      Honey

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