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Sun Jul 7, 2019, 06:19 AM

The Bee Is Declared The Most Important Living Being On The Planet



The Earthwatch Institute concluded in the last debate of the Royal Geographical Society of London, that bees are the most important living being on the planet, however, scientists have also made an announcement: Bees have already entered into extinction risk.
Bees around the world have disappeared up to 90% according to recent studies, the reasons are different depending on the region, but among the main reasons are massive deforestation, lack of safe places for nests, lack of flowers, use uncontrolled pesticides, changes in soil, among others.

The Apiculture Entrepreneurship Center of the Universidad Mayor (CeapiMayor) and the Apiculture Corporation of Chile (Cach) with the support of the Foundation for Agrarian Innovation (FIA), conducted a study where it was determined that bees are the only living being that it is not a carrier of any type of pathogen, regardless of whether it is a fungus, a virus or a bacterium.

The agriculture of the world depends on 70% of these insects, to put it more clearly and directly, we could say that 70 of 100 foods are intervened in favor by bees.
Also the pollination that the bees make allows the plants to reproduce, of which millions of animals feed, without them, the fauna would soon begin to disappear.




Honeybees hit by Trump budget cuts

By Sam Fossum, CNN

Updated at 8:51 AM ET, Sat July 6, 2019

Washington (CNN) — The US Department of Agriculture has suspended data collection for its annual Honey Bee Colonies report, citing cost cuts -- a move that robs researchers and the honeybee industry of a critical tool for understanding honeybee population declines, and comes as the USDA is curtailing other research programs.

It's also another step toward undoing President Barack Obama's government-wide focus on protecting pollinators, including bees and butterflies, whose populations have plummeted in recent years.

The annual survey, which started in 2015, gathers data on the number of honeybees per state by quarter, including those being lost with symptoms of colony collapse disorder, an issue that's made honeybees a darling of environmentalists and climate activists.

It is at least the third bee-related dataset to be suspended under the current administration.




This past winter saw the highest honeybee colony losses on record

Commercial honeybee colonies have had a rough run. And it’s not over yet. The annual loss rate for honeybees during the year ending in April rose to 40.7 percent, up slightly over the annual average of 38.7 percent, according to the Bee Informed Partnership, a nonprofit group associated with the University of Maryland.

More troubling was this past winter’s losses of 37.7 percent. Winter bees tend to live longer, clustering in the hive to keep the queen warm. This winter’s losses were 8.9 percentage points higher than the survey average and the highest winter loss since the annual bee survey began 13 years ago.

Karen Rennich, the partnership’s executive director, said the nonprofit has been collecting loss data from beekeepers and conducting a longer survey of management data since 2010. “We’re trying to drill down and see which management practices are correlated with lower mortality,” she said.

Rennich points to the three months of California wildfires, with bees affected by smoke and by the lack of plants on which to forage. She also cited the wet winter in the Midwest and the spring’s slow planting schedule. But drought, fires, hurricanes and the Midwest’s “bomb cyclone" are just the start of bee woes.


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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sun Jul 7, 2019, 08:05 AM

1. Oh, that's why Trump cut the budget for honeybee data gathering.

He's got to be the most important living being on the planet.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 8, 2019, 01:47 PM

4. for sure

It’s like something from LOTR, destruction for destruction’s sake. Evil

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sun Jul 7, 2019, 09:26 AM

2. It seems that what is killing off the bees, is also killing off

The other pollinators. The mason bees, bumblebees, carpenter bees, wasps and sweat bees. They are all suffering a significant decline in numbers.

Let's face it. It is clear it is the Round Up and significant amounts of pesticides that is doing it. And Trump is protecting Bayer and Monsanto by stopping the evidence of the destruction. I'm sure some white rich guys stroked the psychopath's ego to stop the recording of the evidence of their crimes.

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 7, 2019, 10:16 AM

3. Exactly, cover up

and destroy the evidence, as criminals are want to do.

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