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

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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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  • 1. BEEaware! Ea !
  • 2. This is a HONEY BEE.
  • 3. To us humans, little creatures, PESKY they can bee
  • 4. that can and HURT STING you,
  • 5. YUMMYhoney! but also make
  • 6. In reality, they are the HARDEST in the world’s agriculture production. W RKERS
  • 7. HONEY BEES In fact, contribute over...
  • 8. http://www.abfnet.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=14 dollars to the value of U.S. crop production. FOURTEEN BEELI N
  • 9. Many of the world’s crops would not exist without the little’ol H NEY BEE.
  • 10. http://www.abfnet.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=71 Things like... heavily rely on honey bee pollination.
  • 11. Those are the foods that give us FLAVOR NUTRITION.and
  • 12. of all the food we eat is derived from honey bee pollination. ONE-THIRD http://www.abfnet.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=14
  • 13. But something is happening to our little workers...
  • 14. of colonies are disappearing every year. PERCENT F RTY nearly http://www.uhfoundation.org/giving-opportunity/sweet-sustainability
  • 15. Posing aTHREAT world’s entire food chain. to the
  • 16. The call for hives has continued to increase. http://www.ars.usda.gov/News/docs.htm?docid=15572
  • 17. If losses continue, it could threaten the bee pollination industry, http://www.ars.usda.gov/News/docs.htm?docid=15572
  • 18. Making the cost of pollination services to rise, $ $$$ http://www.ars.usda.gov/News/docs.htm?docid=15572
  • 19. and increased costs means much higher food costs. $ $$$ http://www.ars.usda.gov/News/docs.htm?docid=15572
  • 20. But why are our little workers disappearing?
  • 21. DISORDER COLONY COLLAPSE
  • 22. The main causes are: CCD
  • 23. VARR A MITES, a virus-transmitting parasite of honey bees,
  • 24. a bacterial disease, EUR PEAN FOULBROOD,
  • 25. including CHEMICALS. PESTICIDES, and the use of NEUR ACTIVE
  • 26. Honey bee colonies has decreased from in the 1940s... 5 MILLION
  • 27. 2.5 MILLION to only today!
  • 28. If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, -Albert Einstein man would have no more than four years to live... “ ”
  • 29. We must ACTI N! TAKE
  • 30. USE PESTICIDES CAREFULLY,
  • 31. AVOID and applying pesticides during mid- day hours...
  • 32. http://www.ars.usda.gov/News/docs.htm?docid=15572 when honey bees are out foraging for NECTAR and POLLEN.
  • 33. P LLINAT R -FRIENDLY plants. Plant
  • 34. http://www.ars.usda.gov/News/docs.htm?docid=15572 Such as RED CLOVER,
  • 35. http://www.ars.usda.gov/News/docs.htm?docid=15572 FOXGLOVE,
  • 36. http://www.ars.usda.gov/News/docs.htm?docid=15572 BEE BALM,
  • 37. http://www.ars.usda.gov/News/docs.htm?docid=15572 JOE-PYE WEED.and
  • 38. R&D of healthy beehive practices like... SUPP RT PROMOTEand
  • 39. Supports the education of student beekeepers.
  • 40. promotes R&D of healthy beehive practices.
  • 41. educates the public about the vital role that honey bees play in sustaining agriculture.
  • 42. SO DON’T KILL BEES!
  • 43. THEM!EMBRACE
  • 44. you see a honey bee... And the next time
  • 45. BEEaware E
  • 46. TODAY! Adopt-a-Beehive click above:
  • 47. Do you have a cause that needs awareness?
  • 48. Designed by: “B”ritney EMPOWERED!BEE
  • 49. View more buzz-worthy presentations:
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