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Infographic of the Day: Who Cares if Honey Bees Are Dying?
Actually, you should, because dozens of industries depend on them.
In recent times, maybe no other mass extinction has caught mainstream attention quite like the plight of the honeybees. And all that activism seemed to culminate in a great sigh of relief, when, in 2010, the New York Times declared that a cause had finally been found for Colony Collapse Disorder. But the fact is that bees are still dying in shocking numbers. And pesticides thought to contribute to the mass die-offs are still in use.But let’s back up a bit. Why should we care about the survival of honeybees? Quite simply, because their pollinating powers sustain a sprawling web of crops, as this infographic shows. Pay attention in particular to two areas: The ones that show how few bees are surviving each winter, and the last panel, which shows that $15-20 billion worth of crops depend on the work of honeybees: Click for full-size version

Via Co.Design

Infographic of the Day: Who Cares if Honey Bees Are Dying?

Actually, you should, because dozens of industries depend on them.

In recent times, maybe no other mass extinction has caught mainstream attention quite like the plight of the honeybees. And all that activism seemed to culminate in a great sigh of relief, when, in 2010, the New York Times declared that a cause had finally been found for Colony Collapse Disorder. But the fact is that bees are still dying in shocking numbers. And pesticides thought to contribute to the mass die-offs are still in use.

But let’s back up a bit. Why should we care about the survival of honeybees? Quite simply, because their pollinating powers sustain a sprawling web of crops, as this infographic shows. Pay attention in particular to two areas: The ones that show how few bees are surviving each winter, and the last panel, which shows that $15-20 billion worth of crops depend on the work of honeybees: Click for full-size version

  1. laurelmackenzie reblogged this from wcfoodies and added:
    poor bees = poor us. (click through like 3x to see a large enough version to navigate)
  2. happyx3project reblogged this from wcfoodies and added:
    Ah-oh, gotta do something about the bees, too.
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    Heed the signs of the end times.
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    Yeesh. Paging Margaret Atwood….
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