Thursday, May 28, 2009

This is a report that explains the damage and worry that the lack of honney bees are causing in the USA. They pollinate crops and produce honey and they are dissapering fast. Where i don't know, but they are going. The threat here is that roughly 1/3 of profitable crops could die without their pollin. Sound firmilliar. This is just one of those things I thought interesting. The next paragraphs give a peace of the article
"For instance, the state's $45 million apple crop -- the fourth largest in the country -- is completely dependent on insects for pollination, and 90 percent of that pollination comes from honey bees," Frazier says. "So the value of honey bee pollination to apples is about $40 million."
In total, honey bee pollination contributes about $55 million to the value of crops in the state. Besides apples, crops that depend at least in part on honey bee pollination include peaches, soybeans, pears, pumpkins, cucumbers, cherries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries.

1 comment:

  1. signs of the times...the bible does say that theres going to be famines coming at the end...