Monday, April 23, 2007

Mystery in the Garden - Vanishing Honeybees

One third of our diet relies on pollination by honeybees. Scientists are reporting that billions of bees have disappeared since late last year - with no clear answers on the cause. A congressional hearing is going to be held to review the issue. There are also plans for a report from the National Research Council and a National Pollinator Week at the end of June in Washington D.C.

Here's more from a CNN article.

And . . . as backyard gardeners and such, maybe we can do our part with the Humble Bumble Bee Home - to encourage and offer shelter to another pollinator, the bumble bee.

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