Bees are the planet’s most effective insect pollinators, providing the planet with fruits, vegetables, nuts, and spices. Pollinating bees are typically fuzzy, and carry an electrostatic charge; which helps pollen grains adhere to their bodies. Once pollen has been collected, bees carry it in special pockets located in their legs. Bees need an abundant and steady source of pollen to multiply. Mites, bacterial diseases, and manmade chemicals each kill bees in their hives. Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) leaves the hives empty.
Please learn more about these challenges as they relate to pollination of our human food supply.
Thank You to ALL that are working to educate the public and their representatives on these topics!
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Click here for a list of crops pollinated by bees, from the good folks at Wikipedia.
Click here for a report discussing the factors behind Colony Collapse Disorder, from the good folks at Pesticide Action Network.
Click here to learn about all things pollinators, from the good folks at Pollinator Partnership.
Click here to follow the EPA’s slow progress on combating and preventing Colony Collapse Disorder.
Click here to learn how to write a letter to the EPA voicing your objection to current policies and disaster responses.
Click here to learn more about what Neonicotinoids are, from the good folks at Pesticide Action Network. (“Hey EPA, Ban Neonicotinoids already!”)