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UN Alarmed at Huge Decline in Bee Numbers

Environment  (tags: UN, bee, insects, decline, pollution, environment, pollinators )

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The UN on Thursday expressed alarm at a huge decline in bee colonies under a multiple onslaught of pests and pollution, urging an international effort to save the pollinators that are vital for food crops.

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Shirley S (187)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 11:05 pm
I wish somebody would come & take the bees away from my place. They have made their hive in one of of our compost bins & the smell of the honey is beautiful. I got too close a couple of weeks ago & was stung on the face. It wasn't as bad as I had imagined.

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Friday March 11, 2011, 2:07 am
Noted with thanks and concern!

Fiona O (565)
Friday March 11, 2011, 4:41 am
I wish everyone on earth would be alarmed at the decline in bee populations. Without bees, terrestial mammals will die within four years. How serious must a crisis be? Thank you, Anna, for this report.

Carol H (229)
Friday March 11, 2011, 5:08 am
this is so scary as bees are very important to our food supply. thanks Anna, noted

Sharon Balloch (127)
Friday March 11, 2011, 11:03 am
I vote with Bee Hive Lady.. the loss of bees is a quick ride to hell.. quicker than most folks think,


Tere M (75)
Friday March 11, 2011, 12:28 pm
Noted with thanks and concern. Thank you for sharing Anna! ~

Keith L (6)
Friday March 11, 2011, 5:20 pm
Yes indeedy - We need to work together to get the word out to the general public. The average person just does not realize that there is a problem!

Trish K (93)
Friday March 11, 2011, 5:29 pm
I can't believe this has been going on for years and the UN is just finding out. What are they there for ? I thought they were supposed to look out for the world and the world food supply. Guess they must have been doing too much partying in New York. Another reason it is time for them to move to Russia or Afghanistan.

Dawn E (95)
Friday March 11, 2011, 6:26 pm
Loss of the bees is a SCARY thought! Thanks for posting!

Shannon Hudgens (18)
Friday March 11, 2011, 7:56 pm
SO scary noted!

Eternal Gardener (745)
Friday March 11, 2011, 8:41 pm
We need to quit the use of non-organics (be it herbicides/pesticides, artificial fertilisers and/or genetically manipulated foodcrops) and re-adapt to a more natural lifestyle. There is no other way, we need to collectively acknowledge this and END ALL ECOCIDE!
That is if we still want to have some kind of future!

Denise P (65)
Friday March 11, 2011, 11:44 pm
I've noticed that the bee population has dwindled so much in my garden. I never use pesticides and grow everything organically by doing companion planting. I grow herbs, fruit, vegetables etc all things that attract bees and my crops are not as prolific as they used to be. I see the occasional bee or two but nothing like I used to. The future looks very bleak and we should all strive to restore nature back to its natural balance. The first thing to do is to stop the use of pesticides all around the world. The bees die, we die. Noted. Thank you Anna!

KS Goh (0)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 12:15 am
Thanks for the article.

Ann L (15)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 1:05 pm
Noted. Man has to start putting nature before his needs. Get rid of the pesticides certainly is a good place to start.

Melody Aragorn (135)
Saturday March 12, 2011, 5:54 pm
Every life has a purpose how hard is that to understand.. animals plants never used pesticides, artificial fertilisers, nor have they ever conducted tests to genetically manipulate humans to suit their space. man should step aside and stop using his empty bloated ego filled greedy brained selfesh head .. hope he now realizes that his so called research has only filled a few pockets but has ruined the earth and the lives within..

Trequl M (170)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 10:51 am
Noted with thanks.

linda b (186)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 3:19 pm
The bees are so important in our enviornment, i dread to think what'll hapen if we lose these beautful little industrious creatures. Thanks Anna.

Nancy C (806)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 3:20 pm
Thursday? Where have they been? 2 decades of decline, and now they say "it's complicated". I'm sure it is, but the current $ situation on all levels probably leaves this research at bay. It is scary.

Danuta W (1249)
Monday March 14, 2011, 6:46 am

Natividad P (104)
Monday March 14, 2011, 9:38 am
Noted. Thank you Anna

Glenda J (158)
Monday March 14, 2011, 11:35 am
Are we on a loosing battle after our Birds, Fish and now our Bees this is the beginning of Mother Nature and her cleansing..thank you Anna

marie C (163)
Monday March 14, 2011, 4:18 pm
Noted thans Anna

Diane Patrick (46)
Monday March 14, 2011, 8:47 pm
I've been reading about the declining number of bees for years. Very troubling. Thanks for the article, Anna.

Melody Aragorn (135)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 2:46 pm

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