Thursday, September 5, 2013

How important are bees?

The August 19 issue of Time Magazine published an article The Plight of the Honeybee — Time Magazine, By Bryan Walsh. The cover is in black with a honey bee in the foreground as it is absconding!
"You can thank the Apis Mellifera, better known as the Western honey bee, for 1 in every 3 mouthfuls of food you’ll eat today."
The title of the magazine is shocking:
A world without Bees.
And the subtitle is thought-provoking:
The price we'll pay if we don't figure out what's killing the honeybee.

Dr. Mercola:
"There are about 100 crop species that provide 90 percent of food globally and, of these, 71 are pollinated by bees. In the US alone, a full one-third of the food supply depends on pollination from bees."

Kenneth Eade, Bless the Bees:
"The bees have survived over 100 million years of evolution, but it has taken us less than 30 years to kill almost all of them off. Bees are responsible for pollinating 60% of the world's food supply and 90% of all flowering plants. Without them, the human race would face starvation."

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