Our Bees Are Dying!
Find Out Why Our Bees Are Dying
Our bees are dying and you’ll want to know why… Bees are mysteriously dying across the country, and it’s putting our entire food system in danger!
The death of bees is catastrophic! Bees don’t just make honey; they are responsible for pollinating a full third of our food supply. These tiny creatures are vital to life on earth – if we let them die we are looking at a world without fruit, vegetables, cotton, nuts and oils.”
Our entire food chain is in peril, and it is up to us to do something about it.
It’s become clear that small group of pesticides is at the root of the death of bees. We need to get the EPA to ban these poisons to save our food and bring back our bees.
The Food Industry Enslaves Bees
Each year the bee population from the northeast of the United States is transported to the west coast on trucks and fed GMO corn syrup the whole way there. Yet, these bees are supposed to remain dormant, rest, and feed on their honey supply that they gathered all Summer long from their east coast hives.
In there weakened state, they are made to endure the long trip to California to help pollinate the almond trees. The almond industry has been doing this for decades. While in California, you would think the poor little bees get some well deserved rest and relaxation. But that’s not the case at all.
In fact, they are fed more GMO corn syrup and made to work as slaves until the very last almond tree is pollinated. Ah, finally, it’s time to go home, right? Dead wrong!
Next, the poor bees are put back on the trucks and fed more GMO corn syrup, as the trucks speed hastily up the highway to the great northwest. It’s time for the bees to pollinate the cherry trees!
Of course, it would be an ideal situation for the busy bees to collect some of the cherry blossom pollen for their own use – to make some honey and feaston it. But, yet again, that’s not the case. They are fed more GMO corn syrup, worked like slaves, and labor until the last cherry tree is pollinated.
Finally, their journey is nearing an end. The busy little bees are shipped back to the east coast to start their busy Spring schedule of pollinating the crops there. So, there’s no rest for the weary!
You would think with all the information we have about the bees dying that we would give these bees some slack. But, business is business and “the people” need to be fed. Ironically, the organic almond crop is also in jeopardy. But, that is another story you’ll have to read when we cover the EPA (and their blundering ways), and the California drought news.
The death of bees is real. A recent study shows that already 96% of the four main bee species of the U.S. has been wiped out by the mysterious Colony Collapse Disorder.
Mounting evidence suggests that one widely used class of pesticides may be a critical factor in their massive deaths. One of these pesticides, clothianidin, is produced by German company Bayer Crop Science and has been widely used in the US since 2003.
This isn’t your usual pesticide – it’s applied to the seeds of plants themselves. It remains in the plant as it grows, and comes out through the plants’ pollen and nectar – honeybees’ favorite food. The poison attacks the nervous system of bees and other insects, killing them off while having little effect on other animals.
Already France, Italy, Slovenia and Germany have banned this pesticide from use on their crops – and their bee populations have bounced back. Now that we know the danger this poison presents to our entire food system, the US needs to ban the poison, too.
Tell the EPA: ban the bee-killing poisons that threaten our food.
These poisons aren’t new to the EPA. Unfortunately, the EPA knew of the dangers to bees, and yet approved the pesticides anyway.
A leaked memo, brought to light by beekeeper Tom Theobald, shows that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been well aware of the dangers of this pesticide to the bee population – their own scientists called it “highly toxic” and “a major risk concern to non target insects [honey bees].”
Yet just last year, despite this clear evidence at its disposal, the EPA approved this dangerous chemical for continued use. But now it’s out in the open.
The EPA needs to immediately move to ban this pesticide so our country’s bees can come back to live. It’s so essential for our food safety and security. Sign our petition to the EPA now.
Our food chain is becoming more and more delicate as the chemical companies assault our crops with pesticides. The researchers who are tasked with assessing the impacts of these chemicals are in the pockets of the companies who produce the chemicals. We need to speak loudly against this pesticide and move closer to a world that is safe for not only us, but the tiny hive workers who keep the whole system running.
There are bee colony studies regarding the pollination of crops of travelling bee hives from long and short distances and how it negatively effects bee oxidative stress. To further understand the studies click here.
Why Our Bees Are Dying Video
News About Bee Mortality
Here’s a chart clearly showing the bee decline. And, what is scariest about it is the fact that the chart is only until 2007. The decline is even greater in the past decade!
In Brevard County, Fla., nearly 12 million bees expired in 2011 in a great dying of almost biblical proportions.
In 2013 37 million bees died a Canadian beekeeping operation.
In 2014 a Target store in Oregon found 25,000 bee corpses in the parking lot.
Widely-used pesticides called neonicotinoids are determined to be the culprit.
If you think the food industry is in big trouble due to the lack of organic food available to consumers, think about no food at all…it may be coming.