Why are Bees Disappearing from Fields?

Posted by Trish Riley, March 5, 2009

Bill Richards shared an interesting article from the BBC news about the Bee Colony Collapse Disorder, suggesting that the title of this recently recognized phenomenon of disappearing bees might not be a disorder at all, but could be a harbinger of environmental destruction. The mysterious apparent decline of the bee population worldwide is expected to have a huge effect on our food supply. Without bees, many of our fruits and vegetables won’t be pollinated to produce the foods we depend on. A response to pesticide use is high on the list of suspected problems, as is monoculture farming. The sooner scientists determine its cause, the sooner we can begin to ammend any practices we apply to help divert this potential disaster. Thanks, Bill!