Honey bee health is critically important to our world. This article on bee disappearance by Noah Wilson-Rich Ph.D. explains why, but the short of it is that they help pollinate the world’s food supply. In addition to pollinating the world’s food supply honey bees are also the only bees to produce honey. So for the sake of our delicious crops and delicious honey it’s imperative that we keep the honey bees healthy.
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In this TED talk Noah shares his knowledge on honey bees and the importance of starting and living with urban honey bee farms. If you live in the Boston area want to get involved and have a honey bee hive of your own check out his website Best Bee’s. All the proceeds go to helping Noah’s research regarding what causes bees to become unhealthy.
For extra reading check out this article from the BBC on the economic value of honey bees. The article talks about how much more expensive food is going to become with the current dramatic decrease of honey bees. If we don’t all want to start eating bugs, maybe we should devote a little effort into keeping the honey bees healthy.
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