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.