Why Are Bees Disappearing?

Why Are Bees Disappearing?
September 27, 2013
http://www.npr.org/2013/09/27/225440117/why-are-bees-disappearing

Bees don’t spend much time thinking about thinking … reflective thinking

pollinators

> 1/3 of the world’s crops are dependent on bee pollination
tomato growers … tomato tickler … bumblebees
they vibrate the flower, they sonicate it

clover and alfalfa are highly nutritious plants for bees

monocultures
pesticides
pesticide residue

a crop 100% dependent on bees: almonds
honeybees

Every one of us needs to behave a little bit more like a bee society, where each of our individual actions can contribute to a grand solution, an emergent property that’s much greater than the mere sum of our individual actions.

related:
https://franzcalvo.wordpress.com/2013/08/26/wild-bees-are-good-for-crops-but-crops-are-bad-for-bees

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/09/29/442670602/drought-is-driving-beekeepers-and-their-hives-from-california