In the last couple of decades, the worldwide population of bees has been in quite big trouble. Apparently, bees have been dying for various reasons including pesticides, drought, habitat destruction, nutrition deficit, air pollution, global warming, and many more, with a big part of them being interrelated.
Though—surprise, surprise—finally, we’ve got some great news to share. According to the newest Honey Bee Colony report by the US Department of Agriculture, the US is experiencing a 14% national increase in bee populations. Turns out that over the past two years, the bee populations have grown in many states with Maine seeing the highest rise at 73%.
More info: nass.usda.gov
Bees are crucially important to us since they perform about 80% of all pollination worldwide
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Since honey bees perform about 80% of all pollination worldwide, they are crucially important for us and our environment. According to Greenpeace, “seventy out of the top 100 human food crops—which supply about 90% of the…
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