posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 10:16 PM
And so it begins?
The almond farmers need 1 million more colonies for
pollination in the almond orchards. This will also
affect the honey production, with last year not good,
this year excpected to be worse.
“We need 1.6 million colonies, or two colonies per acre, and California has only about 500,000 colonies that can be used for that purpose,”
Already, bee "brokers" are making calls saying they will not be able to fulfill the orders.
This year's almond pollination may well set records, not only in terms of hive prices but also for
bee colony losses that have claimed 40 percent of some beekeepers' stocks, and in some cases much more
Beekeepers have blamed the huge increase in the use of pesticides, specifally
the neonicotinoid family of pesticides. Accordingly, the EFSA (Europe)
has concluded that crops that attract honeybees cannot contain neocitotinods.
Well, its now seems very apparent that the U.S need to follow this action,
or face the consequences, which will affect the entire worlds food supply.
Yes, this season its almonds...
What might be the next crop to follow this trend?
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 17-2-2013 by burntheships because: (no reason given)