Bee Be Gone

Not just honeybees have been dying. So have bumblebees.

The planet’s honey bee population has dropped precipitously over the past decade, and nobody is entirely sure why (though we have a sneaking suspicion that Bayer’s bee-toxic pesticides have something to do with it). It’s bad news for the one-third of American agriculture that relies on bee pollination. And it gets worse: this week, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) published a study claiming that the population of four bumblebee species has dropped by up to 90 percent in the U.S. over the past 20 years.

Bee-pocalypse Redux: Bumblebee Population Drops by Up to 90% in U.S. | Fast Company

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