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