Save the Bees, Save the Planet

Jennifer Vickers

Bees are responsible for pollinating more than just crops for human consumption.  A study by the University of California concluded that honey bees account for one-eighth of all pollination of non-agricultural crops across the globe.  In short, bees make life possible for an incalculable number of ecosystems.  As has been widely reported, bee populations are in decline.  

Saving the Honey Bee From Extinction

Margaret Olson

A teaspoon in tea, some drizzled over a biscuit, a nice glaze for a piece of fish. When you think honey, you probably don’t think about the declining bee population and the extreme loss of honey bee hives over the past decade. But according to the USDA, honey bees and their hives are at risk of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD):  “A serious problem threatening the health of honey bees and the economic stability of commercial beekeeping and pollination operations in the United States.”

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