In the U.S., reported the disappearance of at least half of the population of bees

April 11, 2013. Scientists and beekeepers puzzled bee colony collapse syndrome (CCD), which is characterized by the sudden disappearance of the working population of the hive.

According to the USDA, the symptoms of CCD include the absence or presence of a small adult, but the presence of honey in the hive and immature bees, which implies a sudden adult bees abandoning the hive. Be that as it may, the bees do not find anywhere else, they just fade away and die somewhere.

Usually the uterus drop, and not being able to create a new population, it dies.

Syndrome of the 1970s significantly reduced bee population, and since 2006 their disappearance has increased dramatically. Now, going back to their hives to prepare them for the spring pollination, beekeepers discovered that disappeared, at least half of their bees.

This 2013 marked the largest loss of bee populations, as reported at least a 50 percent loss of all European honey bees in the United States.

Usually decline of bee populations was 5-10 percent annually. After 2006, this figure increased by about one third. This year, it is half of the entire population.

Loss rates of 50 percent are critical, after which, as they say beekeepers, it will have an impact on prices.

Bees are important because they pollinate bo? Lshuyu a piece of fruit and vegetables. They also produce honey, is widely used as a sweetener in the preparation of pastries and many other products.

Some beekeepers blame pesticides, especially the class known as neonicotinoids. Neonicotinoids are a form of pesticides that block the nerve endings in insects by paralyzing them so that they slowly starve to death. Beekeepers believe that their bees are exposed to pesticides, and die as a result.

Others believe that the reasons may be more complex combination of natural and human factors.

Although the cause remains unclear, the consequences have no one in doubt. The sharp decline in the bee population means fewer pollination of crops. This means less food and rising prices of fruits and vegetables towards the end of this year.

Based on: Catholic Online


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