Latest Research Shows Pollution Contributing to Colony Collapse Disorder
Honeybees are still disappearing! I have written on the topic several times before when the issue first starting appearing. Apparently the problem is still persisting and corporations that stand to lose money from the loss of the honeybees are trying to raise awareness about the problem.
Here’s what we know:
- Bees are responsible for pollinating one-third of the food we eat.
- Honeybees have been abandoning their hives, never to return.
- Universities in California and Pennsylvania are researching this serious issue called colony collapse disorder.
- Häagen-Dazs has produced this video to create awareness and is funding research into the issue.
A recent article on Flowers Losing Their Scent suggests that due to pollution, flowers scent molecules no longer travel as far as they use to. Air pollution is literally killing the scent trail that pollinators like honeybees use to track down flowers. While it is too difficult to say whether this is the sole cause of colony collapse disorder, it certainly may be a contributing factor because researchers at the University of Virginia are confident they have shown that pollutants are killing the scent trail.
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