Saturday, March 7, 2009

Honey Bees

4. Honey Bees
Perhaps nothing on our list of disappearing America is so dire; plummeting so enormously; and so necessary to the survival of our food supply as the honey bee. Very scary. 'Colony Collapse Disorder,' or CCD, has spread throughout the U.S and Europe over the past few years, wiping out 50% to 90% of the colonies of many beekeepers -- and along with it, their livelihood.

Consider the plight of the honey bee. It works very hard to provide for its family and maybe get a little ahead in the event of an environmental disaster and what happens? Someone comes along and regularly robs the bees of the fruit of their labor leaving just enough for them to survive through the winter. Now I ask you, if you were a bee would you continue to work so hard or would you flee the thief who steals your wealth and set up housekeeping far from them or simply fly away and die?

Congress and the administration need to take note.

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