Sunday, June 23, 2013
Mass Destruction of Bee Colonies in England
Bees are pollinators. They're needed everywhere. But, because of CCD, bees have been dying off in large numbers. But this year in England, CCD hasn't done the damage, but the weather. Beekeepers noticed hundreds of their bees dying. The winter was bad for the bees, but the summer has been worse. A third of all the bees didn't survive the harsh weather (the worst since 2007). To make it worse, the first of many to die were usually the queen. Without the queen, there's chaos in the hive, which leads to death. The bees are in trouble and must be saved.