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INFOGRAPHIC: MORE THAN HONEY - HONEYBEES AND OUR FOOD SYSTEM


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More Than Honey: Honeybees and Our Food System
By Tafline Laylin,
Fix.com.

The importance of bees to humanity’s long-term survival is impossible to overstate, yet their numbers are plummeting. In the past five years alone, the United States has lost 31 percent of its total bee population. Each year - because of climate change, mites, pesticides, colony collapse disorder (CCD), and other reasons that scientists haven’t been able to pinpoint - losses continue to escalate. Last year, beekeepers across the country reported the second highest loss of bee colonies ever. Some states, such as Oklahoma, lost up to 63.4 percent of their bees. While the reasons behind the numbers aren’t so straightforward, losing half a colony of honeybees is as devastating as losing half the food we eat.

More Than Honey: Honeybees and Our Food System

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