Dan Rather Reports ~ Buzzkill
This video contains two stories. The one focusing on bees comes first, and it lasts 37 minutes.
"This year marks the highest losses of honey bee populations in the U.S. Some of the country’s biggest beekeepers have lost over 60%. Some say they won’t be able to rebuild their numbers with such high losses and if these kinds of losses continue, the industry may only be able to sustain itself a few more years at most. With one in three bites of food we eat dependent on bees for pollination, will there be enough bees to pollinate the crops this year? The almond orchards in California are the first test where 85% of the world’s almonds come from. Enter a fascinating world of the largest mass pollination event on earth. Producer/Editor - Laura Minnear"
There are different opinions about what is causing the bees to die off. Here are a few additional articles for your consideration. Clearly, whatever is causing this disaster, immediate research and repair is in order.
The Top Information Post, “Russia Warns Obama: Monsanto” (May 28, 2013)
Bee Care, “Decision to Restrict Use of Neonicotinoid-containing Products Will Not Improve Bee Health” (May 24, 2013)
Huff Post Business, “Honey Bees Are Dying Putting America at Risk of a Food Disaster” (May 6, 2013)
The Washington Post, “Why Are Bees Dying? The U.S. and Europe Have Different Theories” (May 3, 2013).
As I was writing this post, I received one of my daily e-mails from Whole Foods, with a link to this brief but insightful video, “Share the Buzz.” Thanks, Whole Foods!