Is the Apis mellifera the canary in the coal mine that is our environment?
Scientists are not certain what has been wiping out entire colonies of honey bees, it may be something biological or it may be something environmental, as laid out in a story titled Suddenly, the bees are simply vanishing in the Los Angeles Times. This is serious business for agriculture, not because there may be a shortage of honey, but because many crops will not get pollinated. So something as seemingly as minor and insignificant as an insect going extinct, could have a consequential domino effect.
A lot of people in power with a vested interest in an industrial/economic agenda would like us to bury our heads in the sand in terms of the global warming phenomenon, but maybe they ought to “listen for the canary”, Mother Nature may be trying to give us an important message.
Here are some places you can link to for more information:
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