Ban Bee Killing Pesticides

 

"If the bee disappears from the earth, man would have no more than four years to live" Albert Einstein.

The potential extinction of the bees is an indicator of a mass extinction, the last one of which was 65 million years ago. It explains what pollination is, who does it, why it’s essential to us, what things are threatening our pollinators and what we, as individuals, can do about it.  

They have been in existence for over 100 million years, but it has taken us less than 30 years to kill almost all of them off. Honey bees are responsible for pollinating 60% of the world's food supply. Without them, the human race would face starvation. A worldwide epidemic, it has been called the bee apocalypse by Russia's president, but it is worse in the United States than any other country. Since 1972, feral honey bees in the United States have declined 80% to near extinction, and domestic bees in the United States are down to 60%. Since 2006, the epidemic has been referred to as colony collapse disorder, describing the disappearance of entire colonies of bees.

Among the causes cited for this disaster of epidemic proportions are parasites, the decrease in abundance and diversity of wildflowers, insecticides and genetically engineered foods (GMO's) that create their own synthetic pesticides which kill bees as well as other insects. But one thing is for certain-- mankind is responsible for the drastic decline in bee population and the United States government is doing nothing about it. On the contrary, the government has taken measures to make the problem worse.
For more information:

Bless the Bees: The Pending Extinction of our Pollinators and What We Can Do to Stop It 

http://amzn.com/B00EYOG02A
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdJbPENVnzY 




Among the causes cited for this disaster of epidemic proportions are parasites, the decrease in abundance and diversity of wildflowers, insecticides and genetically engineered foods (GMO’s) that create their own synthetic pesticides which kill bees as well as other insects.  But one thing is for certain-- mankind is responsible for the drastic decline in bee population and the United States government is doing nothing about it.  On the contrary, the government has taken measures to make the problem worse.

While other countries around the world are taking action to try to stop the bee apocalypse, such as the UK, which passed the Bees Act in 1980 and the European Union, who is moving to ban bee killing pesticides, the United States has done nothing to halt the use of bee killing pesticides and is actually encouraging the continued use of genetically engineered plants that have been proven in our courts and others around the world to be dangerous to the environment.  

Neonicotinoid pesticides stay in the ecosphere for up to 12 years, infecting new plants, and their poison intrudes into the nectar and pollen, killing bees and altering their genes, making them weaker.  Stop the mass slaughter now! 

Dear Friend,

Please sign our petition to ban the use of neonicotinoid pesticides.  These pesticides stay in the earth for more than 12 years, infecting pollen and nectar, and killing our bees, without whom we would lose 60% of our food supply and suffer a multi billion dollar economic meltdown.  Please sign today! 

Sincerely,

Kenneth Eade
Founder
http://beebay.org 

Update #13 years ago
For more information on saving the bees, get:

Bless the Bees: The Pending Extinction of our Pollinators and What You Can Do to Stop It "Bless the Bees: The Pending Extinction of our Pollinators and What You Can Do to Stop It
Link: http://amzn.com/B00EYOG02A
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