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BeeAware! "If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live…" - Albert Einstein. The honey bee needs our help!

BeeAware! "If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live…" - Albert Einstein. The honey bee needs our help!

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    BEE AWARE! #CCD #Bees #Honeybee - @britasao BEE AWARE! #CCD #Bees #Honeybee - @britasao Presentation Transcript

    • BEEaware! Ea !
    • This is a HONEY BEE.
    • To us humans, little creatures, PESKY they can bee
    • that can and HURT STING you,
    • YUMMYhoney! but also make
    • In reality, they are the HARDEST in the world’s agriculture production. W RKERS
    • HONEY BEES In fact, contribute over...
    • http://www.abfnet.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=14 dollars to the value of U.S. crop production. FOURTEEN BEELI N
    • Many of the world’s crops would not exist without the little’ol H NEY BEE.
    • http://www.abfnet.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=71 Things like... heavily rely on honey bee pollination.
    • Those are the foods that give us FLAVOR NUTRITION.and
    • of all the food we eat is derived from honey bee pollination. ONE-THIRD http://www.abfnet.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=14
    • But something is happening to our little workers...
    • of colonies are disappearing every year. PERCENT F RTY nearly http://www.uhfoundation.org/giving-opportunity/sweet-sustainability
    • Posing aTHREAT world’s entire food chain. to the
    • The call for hives has continued to increase. http://www.ars.usda.gov/News/docs.htm?docid=15572
    • If losses continue, it could threaten the bee pollination industry, http://www.ars.usda.gov/News/docs.htm?docid=15572
    • Making the cost of pollination services to rise, $ $$$ http://www.ars.usda.gov/News/docs.htm?docid=15572
    • and increased costs means much higher food costs. $ $$$ http://www.ars.usda.gov/News/docs.htm?docid=15572
    • But why are our little workers disappearing?
    • DISORDER COLONY COLLAPSE
    • The main causes are: CCD
    • VARR A MITES, a virus-transmitting parasite of honey bees,
    • a bacterial disease, EUR PEAN FOULBROOD,
    • including CHEMICALS. PESTICIDES, and the use of NEUR ACTIVE
    • Honey bee colonies has decreased from in the 1940s... 5 MILLION
    • 2.5 MILLION to only today!
    • If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, -Albert Einstein man would have no more than four years to live... “ ”
    • We must ACTI N! TAKE
    • USE PESTICIDES CAREFULLY,
    • AVOID and applying pesticides during mid- day hours...
    • http://www.ars.usda.gov/News/docs.htm?docid=15572 when honey bees are out foraging for NECTAR and POLLEN.
    • P LLINAT R -FRIENDLY plants. Plant
    • http://www.ars.usda.gov/News/docs.htm?docid=15572 Such as RED CLOVER,
    • http://www.ars.usda.gov/News/docs.htm?docid=15572 FOXGLOVE,
    • http://www.ars.usda.gov/News/docs.htm?docid=15572 BEE BALM,
    • http://www.ars.usda.gov/News/docs.htm?docid=15572 JOE-PYE WEED.and
    • R&D of healthy beehive practices like... SUPP RT PROMOTEand
    • Supports the education of student beekeepers.
    • promotes R&D of healthy beehive practices.
    • educates the public about the vital role that honey bees play in sustaining agriculture.
    • SO DON’T KILL BEES!
    • THEM!EMBRACE
    • you see a honey bee... And the next time
    • BEEaware E
    • TODAY! Adopt-a-Beehive click above:
    • Do you have a cause that needs awareness?
    • Designed by: “B”ritney EMPOWERED!BEE
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