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by Jean-Louis Santini Fri Apr 6, 10:54 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US beekeepers have been stung in recent months by the mysterious disappearance of millions of bees threatening honey supplies as well as crops which depend on the insects for pollination.
Bee numbers on parts of the east coast and in Texas have fallen by more than 70 percent, while California has seen colonies drop by 30 to 60 percent.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
Except that with exception of a few SMALL areas, I haven't heard of any mass influx of Giant Hornets. If there were that many giant hornets out there you would have heard something about it by now. In France and Europe it makes sense, since they come from Asia, and there's a land route for them to take. Here in the US it would take much longer for them to grow to any significant population.
Giant Hornets would also leave piles of bodies around the hive, and they would kill almost ALL the bees in the hive. They're finding queens and a few young workers, but no bodies anywhere in or around the hives.
Albert Einstein warned humankind of two approaching apocalypses: on was nuclear annihilation and the other involved bees. He said:"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left.
Originally posted by greatlakes
Perhaps genetically modified food is linked to the decline of the honey bee population. Gentically modified foods (GM) are on the rise and used extensively in farming, feed for livestock etc.
Originally posted by shrunkensimon
I found one on the floor yesterday and moved it outside, yet it was reluctant to move even if i prodded it lol.
Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
This isn't really a laughing matter. It's very serious. When the food sources start depleting, then maybe people will see the magnitude of this.
Albert Einstein warned humankind of two approaching apocalypses: one was nuclear annihilation and the other involved bees. He said:"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left.