Why Are Bees Declining?

What Causes Colony Collapse Disorder? Monoculture IS a Factor

Why Are Bees Declining?
By Deborah McSweeney – I am a long-time reader and love Countryside and Small Stock Journal —it is one of the best! That said, I had to write in regards to the November/December 2012 article on What Causes Colony Collapse Disorder – Fact or Fiction, which weighs in on the question why are bees declining. I am a beekeeper who is currently taking my Master Bee Keeping Certification out of the University of Nebraska. I am also a board member for Partners For Sustainable Pollination, a non-profit that promotes education on pollinator habitat (such as gardening with plants bees like). At this time, in my opinion, there is not enough talk about wild pollinators and honey bee population declines. It is not just the honeybee that is dropping in numbers, it is the wild pollinators too. They often eat from the same plants, though their home needs vary. Mr. Haldik forgot to mention in his list

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