This is actually a pretty worrying event happening in the US. The Honeybee population is being decimated by something as yet unidentified. It also seems to be a cyclical thing that happens every now and again but not with this kind of fevour or consistency. Basically honeybees are so amazingly important to the entire food chain that this could really bring about some significant food problems in the future.

“Individual beekeepers are really taking a beating,” UM entomologist Jerry Bromenshenk said. “A guy down in Oklahoma lost 80 percent of his 13,000 colonies in the last month. In Florida, there are a whole lot of people facing 40, 60 and 80 percent losses. That’s huge.”

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    Paul Maddox — February 22, 2007 at 8:25 am

    bad stuff.
    Aside from the fact that I really like honey, it’s worrying that yet again mankind seems to have found a new way of destroying a species on the planet, instead of living with it.

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