Friday, July 5, 2013

Beekeeping in Ontario

Honeybees are dying worldwide and this constitutes a major threat to our food supply. Bees pollinate 80 percent of flowering crops and these crops constitute 1/3 of everything we eat. Losing bees could affect not only dietary staples such as apples, broccoli, strawberries, nuts, asparagus, blueberries and cucumbers, but threaten the beef and dairy industries if alfalfa is not available for feed. One Cornell University study estimated that honeybees annually pollinate $14 billion worth of seeds and crops in the U.S. If honeybees disappear, they could take most of our insect pollinated plants with them, potentially reducing mankind to little more than a water diet.

Think about it. Bees are important to the planet's survival.

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