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Big Bee Emergency

We're losing bees at a rapid rate, but we can't do without them. The National Research Council has released a report stating that pollinators such as bees, birds, and many others, who are essential to crops, food and, ultimately, all human life, are in decline worldwide.

There is no one monitoring these vital creatures and no one has figured out why there are fewer of them than there used to be. Honeybees are the most threatened and we DO know what?s killing them?these bees, which are native to the Americas, have been dying off since the 1980s, when a parasite that is not native to this continent arrived, probably on produced shipped from abroad. Honeybees are responsible for pollinating over 90 commercially grown crops in the US. The danger is stark: if we lose our pollinators, we starve.

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