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NaturalNews – L.J. Devon – Neonicotinoid Pesticides Harm Honeybees While Failing To Improve Crop Yields – 28 April 2014

Naturalnews-Logo2(NaturalNews) The immune systems of honeybees are being compromised. Bees are being slaughtered in droves. Piles of these pollinators are gathered by the handfuls at farms across the Western Hemisphere. This isn’t a small-scale problem that the bee populations can easily adapt to and overcome. This has been a growing problem since 2006, when commercial bee colony collapse was first observed. Now, beekeepers consistently report an average loss of one-third of bee populations each year.

This isn’t the complaint of some poser environmental cause. This travesty is affecting each and every person on the planet in tremendous ways. Without honeybees, important nutritious vegetable crops cannot be pollinated. Without honeybees, one of nature’s most valuable antibiotics — honey — falls into limited supply. Important medicinal resources like beeswax and bee propolis are becoming scarcer. Honeybees play an integral role in a healthy human experience.
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