It has been about a decade since beekeepers and scientists began documenting a decline in honeybee populations and other important pollinators.
Even if you’re not a lover of bees or honey, you should know that bees are critically important to our food supply. They help pollinate billions of dollars of crops each year, from apples and carrots to blueberries and almonds.
So if bees are threatened, ultimately, the production of these crops will be threatened, too.
Scientists have shown that a range of factors — from climate change to viruses to loss of habitat — are contributing to the global decline in bee health.
And two new studies published in the journal Nature add to the evidence that overuse of neonicotinoid pesticides may also be contributing to the decline of bees….CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE