Bee population collapsing

Bees

The bee population in North American and Europe is crashing at an alarming rate. Bees pollinate plants, without them, there will be no crops. Causes for the population crash, which is up to 70% on the east coast of the US, appear to be the usual culprits; monoculture, pesticides, and GM crops.

This is genuinely scary stuff. Celsias has a series of in-depth articles that explain what’s happening.

Bees dying by the millions
Bee colony collapse disorder, where is it heading
European bees taking a nosedive

Predictably, governments are asleep at the wheel, and little research money is available. Can’t be having a little thing like a collapsing bee population interfere with agricultural companies making money.