A survey of nearly 5,000 beekeepers across the United States has found a third of the bees they managed died between April 2016 and March 2017. That stat sounds horrible, but it’s not as bad as ...
It was one of those mysteries no one cracked for years but gripped many: What’s killing all the bees? In Brevard County, Fla., nearly 12 million bees expired in 2011 in a great dying of almost ...
Bees are having a really hard time right now. For about a decade, they’ve been dying off at an unprecedented rate—up to 30 percent per year, with a total loss of domesticated honeybee hives in ...
Why Are Honey Bees Dying Off and Vanishing? Why are bees dying out? Scientists can explain why the honey bees are endangered and disappearing, but unfortunately it doesn't all come back to one cause, but a lot of different factors coming together to wipe out the bee population at a fast rate. Here are a few reasons why the honey bees are dying out.
They’re necessary to our food supply, and they’re dying. Why? It started in about 2006, when beekeepers would go out to their hives and find the honeybees had vanished. What was especially odd was there was no trace of them. No dead bees, no evidence of bee diseases, and no evidence of the usual ...
The main reasons for global bees-decline are industrial agriculture, parasites/pathogens and climate change. The loss of biodiversity, destruction of habitat and lack of forage due to monocultures and bee-killing pesticides are particular threats for honeybees and wild pollinators.
Here in the UK, and globally, bees are facing many threats.These include habitat loss, climate change, toxic pesticides and disease. The interaction between these makes an unpredictable future for bees and many other pollinators.These threats have led to nearly 1 in 10 of Europe’s wild bee species facing extinction.
Kids everywhere may revel in the fact that bees are no longer stinging them as frequently on playgrounds and in backyards, but the decline in honeybee populations in the U.S. and elsewhere signals a major environmental imbalance that could have far-reaching implications for our agricultural food supply.
The findings break new ground on why large numbers of bees are dying though they do not identify the specific cause of CCD, where an entire beehive dies at once.
In the U.S. alone, the bees that are responsible for pollinating over $30 billion in crops have vanished for a multitude of suspected and/or confirmed reasons. The U.S. government stated, "Over the last five years, honey bee populations have been dying at an economically unsustainable rate".