17.07.11.Podmoskovnye bumblebees fly in all directions. Several hundred hives this spring and summer suddenly emptied.
— Odintsovo, Krasnogorsk and other areas adjacent to the capital remain without bees — told "Komsomolskaya Pravda" president of the Union of Beekeepers Russia Arnold Butov. — The concept of "honey from the suburbs" may soon go into proshloe.Chto happened to insects?
The main reason, according to beekeepers — mass housing neighborhoods of the capital. Where there were forests and grasslands, now — luxury villa communities.
— Productive flying bee — for her to find nectar and brought to the hive — about two miles — says Arnold Butov. — But the bee flies, flies, and found nothing. She is simply nothing to bring! Without bees work badly and it migrates to where the work is.
Bees, as experts explain, still preserved in Mozhaisk, Yegoryevsk and other areas that are far away from Moscow. But …
— The main task of the heads of rural settlements — to bring "their" territory out of the "agricultural land" and as expensive as possible to sell a building, — the "KP" in the Union of Beekeepers of Russia. — Therefore, cottage villages are growing already in the distant suburbs.
The second reason for leaving the bees — the massive use of pesticides and herbicides. Farms and gardeners are increasingly "conclusions" weeds, but potent chemistry of herbs and bees. And suburban bees began to hit the disease. For example, foulbrood — when the bee larvae begin to rot. Due to other viral ailments like adults lose their memory and forget the way to their hive. As a result, the hives are dying.
Arnold Butov believes that Moscow suburbs need rescue program beekeeping. And most importantly — stop mass uncontrolled development.
Source: KP.RU — Moscow