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Fewer Bees in US a Threat to World's Almond Supply

Environment  (tags: bees, destruction, conservation, environment, habitat, protection )

- 1923 days ago -
In an almond orchard in California's Central Valley, bee inspector Neil Trent pried open a buzzing hive and pulled out a frame to see if it was at least two-thirds covered with bees.

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Elisabeth T (0)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 4:40 am
Serious problem, thanks for the information.

David C (131)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 5:07 am
not a joke....and since almonds are so good for our health a future health issue.

Ellen m (215)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 5:22 am
Almonds are the least of our problems if we don't find away to stop CCD..
Pollinating all the needed crops by hand would be so labor intensive it would be nearly impossible to do..scary!

Ruth C (87)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 6:37 am
Without these little creatures we are is deep trouble!

P A (117)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 8:19 am
This is awful - and governments have got to take it seriously and ban those awful insecticides - FoE and Greenpeace and AVAAZ and others have petitions which we all must sign!

Sonia M (60)
Monday February 18, 2013, 12:51 am
Lots of crops need honeybee pollination (cherry,plum,orange,aple,beans,kiwi,etc)
We actually need honeybees and they are facing big problems: CCD,varroa(parasite),harmful insecticids and other diseases

Lynn D (0)
Monday February 18, 2013, 1:19 am
An important issue that needs attention, thanks!

Robert O (12)
Monday February 18, 2013, 1:28 am
Too scary for words. Thanks Giana.

Ram Reddy (7)
Monday February 18, 2013, 1:42 am

Anna Undebeck (256)
Monday February 18, 2013, 2:34 am
I watched a documentary about bees (not only to do with almonds, but much bigger problems) and and it was VERY scary and sad- it needs all the attention it can get before its 2 late. Thank you.

Kath P (9)
Monday February 18, 2013, 3:01 am
Remember to 'cashin' your unused Care2 reward points to purchase Bees.

Care member (1)
Monday February 18, 2013, 3:23 am

Past Member (0)
Monday February 18, 2013, 4:07 am
Always one more thing to worry about.

Veronique L (209)
Monday February 18, 2013, 4:23 am
Noted with great sadness Giana!

frances r. (5)
Monday February 18, 2013, 5:21 am
where are the bees?what bees? i rarely see one now adays!!! same for starlings etc.

frances r. (5)
Monday February 18, 2013, 5:23 am
could they pay people to pollinate then?maybe theres some money business behind the disappearance of bees?

Sandi C (98)
Monday February 18, 2013, 8:15 am

Jane H (139)
Monday February 18, 2013, 9:12 am
the scarcity of bees is now getting more scary--I do not want to pay more for almonds......

Tim C (2420)
Monday February 18, 2013, 9:36 am

Helen Porter (39)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 3:51 am
! eat almonds to keep cancer away.

They're a top natural health food.
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