What’s Happening to the Bees?

Bees are dying in large numbers. They are THE connection between plants and pollination. The connection between crops and people. Insects can live without us, we can’t live without them.

Nature has her mysteries, breathtaking mind-blowers that leave us confused. What the hell is happening to the bees is a big one.

It’s a monster, ecologically speaking, because no one’s sure exactly why bees are dying like mad. It’s wildly important because bees are pollinators extraordinaire, unmatched in their ability to mate plants and support the Earth’s food cycle.

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Watch a Clip | Queen of the Sun (Documentary on bees)

Read More | What’s Behind the Problem of Disappearing Bees?

Original article, “What Is Happening to the Bees,” by Jill Barth posted in elephant journal on March 30, 2012.

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Jill Barth, elephant journal Green Editor, lives in Illinois with her husband and kids. She reminds you to breathe. Jill’s writing can be found on her blog, Small Things Honored.
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