Nature and Environment

Because at 160,000 years, the party is just getting started.

Add to My MSN

Dance for Honey Bees

9/8/2008 10:06:42 AM

Tags: Honey bees, bees, Colony Collapse Disorder, CCD, Help the Honey Bees, crops



While it is funny to see grown men dancing around with antennas on their heads, this video portrays a serious message about the honey bee world. It uses the image of men jumping off the dance floor to visualize the concern about the disappearance of real honey bees, which can affect what we eat.

Honey bee pollination directly or indirectly benefits about one-third of our food supply. Each year, the work they do to pollinate U.S. Agricultural crops is worth about $15 billion. And the need for pollination to supply these crops continues to grow.

The problem of dying bees is often called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), and it was first noticed in October 2006. So far it has caused about one-third of the honey bee population in the United States to disappear.

Experts say that pesticides, parasites and inadequate food supply may all be contributing to the problem, but more research is needed to find an accurate answer.

Although this past spring, there were enough honey bees to provide all needed pollination, there may not be in the future. The video refers viewers to an organization called Help the Honey Bees to raise money to fund the much more needed research on the disease. You can also find the video on the You Tube Web site. Comment below about the issue and help answer the question,“Yo, where my bees at?”



Related Content

The First Ever London Honey Show

This week saw the first ever honey show in London, and what a joy it was for all involved. Based at ...

Plan Next Year's Garden Now

Plan fall cover crops to feed back the soil and leave the bed ready for when you need to plant the m...

Queen of the Sun: A Must-See Bee Documentary

"Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?" is a new bee documentary that examines the global ...

Candle-Making Equipment Arrives!

Iain, working to build his socially responsible candle-making company, gets all his new equipment ar...

Content Tools




Post a comment below.

 










Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 66% Off the Cover Price

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Lighten the Strain on the Earth and Your Budget

MOTHER EARTH NEWS is the guide to living — as one reader stated — “with little money and abundant happiness.” Every issue is an invaluable guide to leading a more sustainable life, covering ideas from fighting rising energy costs and protecting the environment to avoiding unnecessary spending on processed food. You’ll find tips for slashing heating bills; growing fresh, natural produce at home; and more. MOTHER EARTH NEWS helps you cut costs without sacrificing modern luxuries.

At MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet’s natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. That’s why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.00 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.00 for 6 issues.