By Randy Fritz
Around the world the bees are dying. Discover why, how you can help, and a bit of bee trivia.
If this trend continues 1/3 of our food crops will be in danger of disappearing, including powerfoods many of us love…
- apples, peaches, pears
- blueberry, raspberry, blackberry
- almonds, Brazil nuts
- pumpkins – all squashes
- mango, star fruit
- cocoa…yes chocolate!
These foods are dependent upon bees to pollinate and so, while bees are making delicious honey with all its health benefits, they are also helping the whole world.
Why is this happening? No one knows for sure but here are possible causes:
- Lost genetic diversity
- Virus and fungi
- Genetically modified crops
- Electromagnetic radiation
- Loss of habitat
Many of these causes are also affecting other plants and animal species on this earth. Some of these may even be influencing your own health.
Although there has been some attention from the press about this problem, it’s not enough. Many people categorize this trend in the same distant way that they think about the loss of some exotic creature, like panda bears. Bees may not be cute like pandas but they are vital for our own life.
Following is a closer look at the problems and solutions: