WHERE HAVE ALL THE BEES GONE?

The bee population is declining. Entire bee colonies have been collapsing and taking out entire hives.

This bee crisis was first noted in 1997, and by 2005, it had international attention. At first, it was a total mystery…

Scientists have been scratching their heads, trying to figure it out. Meanwhile, beekeepers have been losing 70% and more of their bee populations.

This is an environmental disaster. Why…?

No bees, no pollination, no plants, no food.

Let’s take a look at some of the biggest culprits that appear to be causing this bee-pocalypse…

  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Parasitic mites
  • EMF’s (electromagnetic frequencies)
  • Deforestation

Round Up aka glyphosate may be the greatest threat.

It’s everywhere in our crops, soils, and waters. It harms the nervous systems of the bees, impairs their navigational abilities, weakens their immune systems, and reduces their life spans.

When bees come in contact with plants that have been sprayed with glyphosate, the chemical acts like an antibiotic and kills off crucial bacteria in the bee’s digestive tract. This leaves the bee vulnerable to illness.

Sadly, tons of glyphosate have been sprayed indiscriminately on plants since 1974. If we don’t stop dousing our lawns, crops and foods with glyphosate, bees will continue to die, and there goes pollination that is essential to food production.

This weakened immunity also leaves the bees more vulnerable to parasitic attacks.

Electromagnetic fields (EMF’s) are invisible energy waves produced by electronic devices like cell towers, HAARP airwaves, smart meters and power lines. Studies have shown this affects the bees social behaviors and navigational abilities, also heavily impacting their immune systems.

Deforestation, fires, crop destruction, urbanization, and in general a lower presence of plant varieties has caused a loss of  habitats.

Many plants that humans rely on as food sources are in great jeopardy. Without our bees, many fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and other crops will require human intervention to manually pollinate. The result will be higher prices at the grocery stores, plus lowered nutritional value in many of the foods.

All in all, we desperately need our bees. They play a crucial role in maintaining biodiversity and supporting plant life across ecosystems worldwide.

There are several steps you can take at home or in your community to help our endangered bees.

What can you do…?

  • Take action to remove Roundup from the market
  • Write letters, call your state and local representatives
  •  Put some watering stations in your yard with some pebbles for the bees to land on. Bees need drinking water.
  • Plant some bee-friendly flowers in your yard
  • Plant herbs that provide a nectar source throughout the year
  • Avoid all pesticides and herbicides in your yard
  • Offer hives in safe locations away from predators like raccoons.
  • Use your voice to stop all the cell towers going up
  • Support your local beekeepers by purchasing their honey products

Saving our bees is an essential step in saving our plant. Every step we take will help our buzzing friends.

2 Comments
  1. SUCH GOOD INFORMATION….THANKS!!

  2. SUCH GOOD INFORMATION….THANKS!!

    WELL! I’M SAYING AGAIN!!! IS THAT OK?

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