Friday, September 20, 2013

Marla Spivak: Why bees are disappearing

Marla Spivak is explaining why bees are disappearing in this TED talk. This is an awesome talk summarizing exactly what we are facing.

Dr. Spivak has explained four major setbacks causing the massive loss of bee colonies as:

  1. Diseases and parasites
  2. Pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, ...
  3. Monocultures
  4. Flowerless landscape

She states:
This small bee is holding up a large mirror, how much is it going to take to contaminate humans? 
She asks and answers:
What are we going to do about this big bee bummer that we've created?
It's hopeful. We can help bees in two direct and easy ways:
  1. Plant Bee-Friendly Flowers
  2. Avoid Pesticide Contamination
Video: TED talk

ps. Thanks to Adarsh for pointing this talk to me.

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