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You may have heard and even read it on our site that the bees were disappearing, and no one knew why. Well, the problem has rectified itself. However, the bees and us are not in the clear as yet. Now there are other situations to contend with.
You may have noticed the recent climate change, such as lots of rain out of raining season. Not only are the bees unable to get to their food as they should. But, it is a known fact that certain plants and flowers are in a cycle relationship with certain bees.
If the plants and flowers flourish when the bees can’t get to them and their relationship is broken, both will be in decline.
The number of commercial bees that annually die has went up in numbers. During rainy season is when most beekeepers see a lost. This lost in bees has increased by at least 10 to 25 percent. This lost is due to poor nutrition since food is out of reach when the rain is falling.
Plus, when the hives gets weaker because of nutritional loss, this is when the pests attack the hives. Such pests as varroa mites and wax moth are known to destroy hives.
What is needed also, is for people to stop spraying poisons on their plants close to bee yards (aka apiaries). And, if possible spray only at night when the bees are not active.
In the beginning of this post we stated that the bees and us are not in the clear yet. Why did we place the us, which is all of us humans with the bees? Well, because, some major foods will not grow if the bees did not pollinate them. Thus, we can suffer from the loss of bees. Protect a bee today.
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