Everyone on earth knows we've mysteriously lost almost 70% of the honey bee population to something called CCD. I just thought I'd drop a few other details, talk about bees, here at my virtual platform <smile>
Killer bees, as they're called - "africanized" American honey bees - are no more vicious than any other bee. If you swat at them, they'll get annoyed. That's it.
Honey bees are over 30 million years on this planet.
They fly at speeds up to 5 mph.
They have 5 eyes.
A typical hive contains over 60,000 members.
The disappearance of so many honey bees is called Colony Collapse Disorder, and is most alarming to all the sciences because of the incredible range of influence these insects have.
One-third of our diet is dependant upon a healthy honey bee population. And here they are, almost on the brink of exhinction with no exact cause.
Scientists have found no pathologies, no pathogens, they've even investigated the effects of cell phone frequencies in the atmosphere - all to no real conclusion. We do know that a bee will leave the hive to collect pollen but seems unable to find its way back.
Honey bee use is a $15 billion dollar a year industry. I think that's the real reason so many agencies are looking into this phenom seriously. Money shouts - nature whispers her warning.