Give Bees a Chance; Bee Happy

Give Bees a Chance; Bee Happy

Bees are found in every continent but Antartica. They play a significant role in the pollination of flowering plants. It is estimated that one third of the human food supply depends on insect pollination, most of which is perfromed by bees. Without bees to fertilize plants, plants will decline. We can only guess the extent of the impact of a bee extinction on the human race and other species, but it is safe to say, it doesn't look good.

Since the 1970's there has been dramatic reduction in the number bees throughout the world. Since 2006, the attrition reached new levels and whole bee colonies have been disappearing. The term Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has been used since 2007 to describe this sudden rash. Studies performed by the USDA and other science institutions have not been able to tie CCD to one cause. Insect diseases, malnutrition, pesticides, and even cell phone radiation and genetically modified (GM) crops have been implicated.

Global warming, pollution, GMO's, nuclear accidents and greed has put us on a path to omnicide. Our current path is not sustainable. There are no signs that civilization will undergo a voluntary transformation. Even our attempts to raise awareness by putting bumper stickers on our cars are dismissed as fear mongering by the ignorant and arrogant. Thinks look bleak.

Song of the Day: Flight of the Bumble-Bee - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1900)
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