Monday, November 28, 2011

The Canary in the Coal Mine: Honey Bees

If you have about an hour to spare, I highly recommend watching this video. It is a great introduction to what is happening with the honey bee. While I am not a bee keeper (yet), I am keenly interested in Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and how it is affecting our bee population. Not only is the world's population very dependent on bee pollination for one quarter to one third of all food production, but their decline may be a warning sign to us all. What we are doing to our environment we are doing to ourselves - only in bees, a generation or two can turn over in just one year, so the damaging effects are amplified much, much faster.


vintagemom said...

So interesting... and so sad that most people don't really care.

On a lighter note, just wanted to let you know that I mentioned you in my latest post... and you are the latest recipient of the Triple Cute Blog Award!

Cheers! Lisa

Shanon Hilton said...

Thanks Lisa, that's so kind of you! --S