Sunday, July 29, 2007

BIODIVERSITY BEES AND POLLINATION

Bee Hives in Winter.
Humanity is dependent on a number of things and one of them is bees but a predator destroyer mite has emerged and by covering the bee's body is halving the bee's life span.
Loss of habitat and pestacide use is another threat as well as use of gratuitous antibiotic treatments.
Monoculture (broad single cropping) and absence of wild flowers and weeds adds to their search for food and they are left overworked and below par. Bee colony collapse has occured and is entrenched in some countries.
Crops etc are dependent on bees. All these issues are getting attention from the experts according to an ABC radio program.

Beautiful, creepy, remnant of rain forest beside Maria(h) River.

6 comments:

Neva said...

Nice shot and good information....

Steve Buser said...

Julia, thanks for dropping in on New Orleans Daily Photo. On your question of flooded cars. It's an issue and an industry here. A company has a facility here to dispose of them. And every time I am on the Interstate Highway heading to Texas, I see dozens of them being hauled away toward Texas -- I'm presuming that the final destination is Mexico.

-- steve buser
New Oleans Daily Photois 100 (posts) today.

~tanty~ said...

Nice photo and thanks for the information.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Have you heard about cell phone use that sends out microwaves, I guess, that destroys the navigation ability of bees? I saw it in newspapers in England.

Brookville Daily Photo

NorthBayPhoto said...

Nice shot. Too bad about the bees dying off. We are having a similar problem in Ontario except they are not sure what is killing off the bees (they haven't found a parasite or disease but when the hives were opened up after the winter, more bees were dead than normal).

Thanks for visiting my NorthBayPhoto blog.

dr. filomena said...

Hi Julia, thank you for sharing the pic and info. This makes me appreciate our bees even more. You may not know this, but Slovenia is home to the modern bee-keeping with our native "Carniola bee" being renowned for its qualities ever since the 18th century. I think you've given me a good subject to write about. Already have the photos to go with the future text :-) I will be back.