Why Bees are Disappearing

Why Bees are Disappearing

Marla Spivak speaks out on TED: Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years, each colony 40 to 50,000 individuals coordinated in surprising harmony. So why, seven years ago, did colonies start dying en masse? Marla Spivak reveals four reasons which are interacting with tragic consequences. This is not simply a problem because bees pollinate a third of the world’s crops. Could this incredible species be […]

The Bees

The Bees

The Idea Honeybee colonies are superorganisms that have survived through eons of climate and environmental change. During that time, numerous complex relationships evolved that help the honeybee continue to adapt and survive survive today. A natural beekeeper first responsibility is to do no harm. To not interfere with those natural relationships. To let the bees do what they do best. And it’s just this simple: […]

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