- 08/10/2016In support of the wonderful Buzz about the humble bumble bee that has been occurring I thought I would offer the following link to those who really want to help limit the impact of Colony Collapse Disorder. The Natural Resource Defense Council has started a campaign to stop the use of neonicotinoids in the U.S. This pesticide has been banned in many European countries but the U.S. continues to import this bee killing chemical in large quantities, in addition to those companies who manufacture it here. Consider joining the NRDC campaign.The Buzz About Colony Collapse Disorderwww.nrdc.org Bees keep dying at record rates, putting our food supply at serious risk. Here’s how you can help take the sting...
- Producer20/08/2016World Honey Bee DayAs a site where the users refer to themselves as Bees I believe it appropriate that we should align ourselves with efforts to protect the bee populations of the world. An environmental scientist by education I try to stay apprised of environmental...
Comments14/01/2017 #47 Todd JonesHumans are a curious lot. Our proclivity toward self destruction seems boundless, even in the face of scientific evidence. We need to look no further than our President Elect's position on global warming for confirmation of this tendency. Thankfully, our ability to engineer our way back from the edge of ruin rivals our penchant for creating it. Back in the 1980's the destructive effect of chlorofluorocarbons on the ozone layer was a hot topic, which was addressed through a combination of legislation, scientific research, and new product development. So hope doth remain.
The shocking collapse of bee colonies is a crisis that requires immediate attention. In my mind, this is an underpublicized predicament more pressing than global warming. Let's not wait for mass starvation to be the prompt for us to get serious about solving this looming disaster.
Excellent post @Pamela 🐝 Williams. Sharing forward.