Monday, November 28, 2011
The Canary in the Coal Mine: Honey Bees
If you have about an hour to spare, I highly recommend watching this video. It is a great introduction to what is happening with the honey bee. While I am not a bee keeper (yet), I am keenly interested in Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and how it is affecting our bee population. Not only is the world's population very dependent on bee pollination for one quarter to one third of all food production, but their decline may be a warning sign to us all. What we are doing to our environment we are doing to ourselves - only in bees, a generation or two can turn over in just one year, so the damaging effects are amplified much, much faster.