Managed honey bee colonies act collectively as our “canary in the coal mine,” alerting us to the deleterious effects of toxic chemicals in the environment. The news is bad! Bees are dying! Scientific analysis of the effects of these toxic chemicals on wild (unmanaged) populations of other organisms is more difficult. How hard is it REALLY though (?) … to intelligently deduce that we are systematically killing more than just one of our important agricultural pollinators. Bees, worms, fish, birds, etc. An entire ecosystem is at risk! Read more here and know that we need to act fast to ban use of these chemicals before the damage is irreversible.
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