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Bzzz on Silence of the Bees


Two things jumped out at me last night while watching “Silence of the Bees” on PBS, which took an in-depth look at the worldwide die-off of honeybee colonies.

The first was that without honeybees we’d pretty much be reduced to eating corn, rice or wheat, which are wind-pollinated crops. The second was how one researcher summed up the danger posed by Colony Collapse Disorder:

The future of our food supply rests on the tiny honeybee.

The Nature show will air again Saturday at 6 p.m. on Channel 13 if you want to catch it. Read a review of the “Silence of the Bees” here.

More from this blog about CCD and honeybees can be found here.

This entry was posted on Monday, October 29th, 2007 at 12:51 pm by Mike Risinit. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Category: colony collapse disorder, honeybee, PBS