OnEarth: Honeybees to EPA: Where Is Thy Sting?
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
By Scott Dodd, OnEarth The list of fruits, vegetables, and field crops that rely on honeybees for pollination is truly astonishing: apples, avocados, carrots, cotton seed, peaches, pumpkins, strawberries, sunflowers ... it goes on and on. There's stuff on the list that I'm not fond of, like onions, and things I couldn't live without, like peanuts (well, peanut butter, anyway). The same is surely true for you. So it should frighten us all to learn how badly honeybees fared last year, as a mysterious malady killed more of them than ever. The New York Times reports today that commercial beekeepers say at least 40 percent -- and maybe half -- of their hives succumbed to colony collapse disorder in 2012, marking the worst annual die-off since the unknown condition first surfaced less than a decade ago. OnEarth put the phenomenon on its cover in 2006, before it even had a name. We just called it "The Vanishing," and indeed, the story still plays out like a horror movie, with h
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