Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Plight of the honeybee




Einstein said that if the honeybee became extinct, so would mankind. Bees are vital to all our lives.
It is frightening that over the past few years there has been an inexplicable decline in the honeybee population. Bees are a barometer of the health of the environment, and their decline is telling us that we have serious problems and time is running out.
No one seems to know exactly why they are dying. Is it a virus, is it something in the environment – no one has the answer.
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council has agreed to fund research at Warwick University.
I hope they find out what the problem is, because if Einstein is right (and I am afraid I have to agree with him) then we could be heading for trouble.

http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/media/releases/2009/091001_1million_award_honeybee_decline.html

3 comments:

Fou said...

I hope they find out too!
The coutryside wouldn't bee the same without them!!

hltoffy said...

I reckon they're all disappearing off into space like they said in Dr Who... either that, or people are squishing them, thinking they're hideous wasps and are only realizing too late that they're actually bumbly bees :(

Ewarwoowar said...

Where would all that lovely honey go? :(

Honey is awesome!