Nearly one in three commercial honeybee colonies in the United States died or disappeared last winter.
This is an unsustainable decline that threatens the nation’s food supply. There are multiple factors behind the decline.
Pesticides, fungicides, parasites, viruses and malnutrition — are believed to cause the losses, which were officially announced today by a consortium of academic researchers, beekeepers and Department of Agriculture scientists.
“We’re getting closer and closer to the point where we don’t have enough bees in this country to meet pollination demands,” said entomologist Dennis vanEngelstorp of the University of Maryland, who led the survey documenting the declines.
Beekeepers lost 31 percent of their colonies in late 2012 and early 2013, roughly double what’s considered acceptable attrition through natural causes.
The losses are in keeping with rates documented since 2006, when beekeeper concerns prompted the first nationwide survey of honeybee health. Hopes raised by drop in rates of loss to 22 percent in 2011-2012 were wiped out by the new numbers.
Source: True News.
America is surely a supreme military power, keeping the whole World in slavery to her imperialistic doctrines. But that would not save the Americans, from being laid on a bed of suffering.
The day America can not feed her self, the price of food will dramatically increase on the World markets.
Being soaked into 16 trillion dollars of debt, a nation close to bankruptcy, 300 million Americans might not be able to buy imported food.
There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.
The Bible speaks of terrible times in the end, the majority of people rejecting the truth. The leadership in Washington have turned to paganism, and the whole nation will have to pay a heavy prince for such foolishness.
Written by Ivar