Monday, February 26, 2007
Seen Any Bees Lately?
One of my friends here is a beekeeper. And a few years ago, he told me that his bees had started disappearing. Each year since then, it's gotten worse: fewer hives, fewer bees in the ones that are still active, and, not surprisingly, less and less honey.
According to this article in the IHT, beekeepers in 22 states are facing the same problem this year, only more dramatic and more sudden. Of course, bees are the primary agents of pollenation for the plant world. So when you haven't got any bees, what you've got is problems. Pretty freakin' scary.