Pesticides killing bees and honey and almonds are at risk
Pesticides killing bees are now the cause of bee colony collapse. Two studies have found that the pesticide neonicotinoid, used since 1990, is contributing to killing the honeybees needed for pollination of our food crops. Our food supply is reliant on bees to pollinate the crops. They contribute to $15 billion worth of our food supply. In fact, it’s estimated that one third of the food in our diet is connected to honeybees in some way. Honeybees pollinate our corn, apples, almonds, lemons, broccoli, onions, cherries, oranges, avocadoes, and other fruits, vegetables and flowers, not to mention honey. California’s almond crop will soon be at stake, as the trees need pollination every year and there are not enough honeybees to do the job. Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/039823_pesticides_honeybees_pollinators.html#ixzz3ZwFrsdNw
Neonicotinoid insecticide is contributing to the declining bee population in the U.S. and around the world. The pesticide killing bees affects over 94 million acres of land, via seeds treated before they are planted, especially corn, cotton and sunflower seeds. Even small amounts of neonicotinoid make the bees more susceptible to other diseases, and reduces their homing ability. Continued exposure to the chemical is fatal to honeybees. Colony Collapse Disorder caused beekeepers to lose up to 90 percent of their hives in 2006.