What’s Killing America’s Bees?

What’s Killing America’s Bees?

Last week’s episode of Morgan Spurlock’s “Inside Man” delved into the issue of what’s killing bees and what can be done to save them. The hour-long episode discussed the direct link between colony collapse disorder and a class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids. 

If you missed the show and would like to learn more about neonicotinoids and how to eliminate them from your backyard or from your hometown, check out Friends of Animals’ Spring Issue of Action Line, which will be available later this month. You can have a print edition of our magazine delivered straight to your door four times a year by becoming a member with us today, or you can receive an e-copy by joining our email newsletter list. 

“Bees teach us that we need to not only understand the food on our plate but appreciate where it comes from,” Spurlock said. “In nature every action has a very serious definitive reaction. It’s time to stop bending nature to our needs. Colony collapse disorder is proving it is having disastrous effects on the bees, and we still don’t know exactly what it’s doing to the planet.”

We couldn’t agree more.

 

Check out this list below to see how many fruits, vegetables and nuts rely on bumble bee’s pollination to grow:

 

 

 

Almonds

Apples

Apricots

Avocadoes

Blueberries

Boysenberries

Cherries

Citrus

Cranberries

Grapes

Kiwifruit

Loganberries

Macadamia nuts

Nectarines

Olives

Peaches

Pears

Plums/Prunes

Raspberries

Strawberries

Asparagus

Broccoli

Carrots

Cauliflower

Celery

Cucumbers

Cantaloupe

Honeydew

Onions

Pumpkins

Squash

Watermelons

Alfalfa Hay

Alfalfa Seed

Cotton Lint

Cotton Seed

Legume Seed

Peanuts

Rapeseed

Soybeans

Sugar Beets

Sunflowers

 

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