Did you know that one out of every three bites of food we eat is brought to us from our friends the honey bees? Just watching a hive for a few minutes, you can see more functional order than our culture can imagine. If bees were to disappear, human mankind would have less than four years to live.
Honey bees, fertilize the foods we love—like apples, oranges, almonds, carrots, and avocados—AND, make honey, which warms our soul. But, bees are disappearing around the world. In the U.S. “Colony Collapse Disorder”, as it’s called, has destroyed almost a third of the U.S. commercial bee colonies. Scientists think that use of a particular group of pesticides is the cause. Let’s hope we solve the problem.
To learn even more about our buzzy little friends, watch More Than Honey.