Every day for the last week, I have found dead bees in my backyard: sometimes one; sometimes more. This is disturbing to me. Bee colony collapse disorder has been in the news for a long time, and scientists say they don’t know what is causing the bees to die. There have been many theories put forth from the increase in cell phone towers to pesticides to genetically engineered crops. The theories are just that, theories. But what is most disturbing is that bees pollinate the majority of our food crops worldwide, whether it’s a big agribusiness farm or the backyard garden.
I know there are many articles out there on the web about the supposed causes, but here are two links that seem reasonably presented:
I am trying to do my part by having plants in my yard that are inviting to bees. There is nothing more comforting to me than the sound of bees on a sunny afternoon. Let’s try to find the true cause and fix it before it’s too late.