Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Bee informed

There is a fascinating round-table Q&A piece in Salon.com today about the honeybee disappearance. Those interviewed are: the leader of the USDA honeybee lab, a member of the Honeybee Research Facility at UC Davis, an amateur bee keeper who works at NASA Goddard and finally, a biologist and beekeeper who lives in PA. Topics covered include the shortened life expectancy of "winter" bees, genetically engineered crops/land use/industrial agriculture and malnutrition, to name a few.

I'll be talking more about industrial agriculture sometime in July, so stay tuned! But in the meantime, you can read this article to learn about how one of the most likely contributors to the bees' demise is us.

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