By:Lydia Miller

What is Happening to bees?

Over the past decade, threats including pathogens, the loss of critical bee habitat, exposure to pesticides and colony collapse disorder have thrown both commercially managed bees and some of their wild cousins into a downward spiral. Colony numbers in the US have dropped to their lowest in 50 years.That’s bad news for more than bees: According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, 90% of the world’s food supply comes from about 100 crop species, and 71 of those crops (especially fruits and vegetables) rely on bees for pollination.

If there are no bees all of this food is going to disappear

  • Apples
  • Cucumbers
  • Almonds
  • Blueberry's
  • Cherry's
  • Avocados
  • Onions
  • Grapefruit
  • Oranges
  • Pumpkins
If there is no fruits and vegetables we would not get proper nutrients

If bees disapper from the surface of the earth man would have no more than four years to live -Albert Einstine

What can we do to help?

-Host a Hive

-Buy Organic

-Buy Local


-"Honeybees, Farms and the Push to Fix Our Global Food System." World Wildlife Fund, n.d. Web. 08 Apr. 2015.

-Richman, Holly. "This Is What Your Supermarket Would Look like If All the Bees Died off." Grist. Holly Richmond, 14 June 2013. Web. 10 Apr. 2015.

-"10 Crops That Would Disappear without Bees." Fox News. FOX News Network, 19 July 2012. Web. 10 Apr. 2015