Check out David Suzuki’s excellent blog piece on the dramatic decline in honeybee populations. It ties in really nicely with two recent In the Loop blog posts, one by Katherine O’Dea on the link between our food supply and honeybees, and the other posted by me about the challenges facing the honeybees on my farm.
I love bees. My husband and I started bee-keeping two years ago in Canada to help the local bee population. You may not know it, but bees are an important contributor to our economy. The USDA’s Agricultural Research Service reports that bee pollination provides Americans over $15 billion in increased crop value – about one in three mouthfuls of food in our diet depends on … More