Karena Brown

Karena Brown

Posted on 05/04/2013

Photo taken on May  4, 2013



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124, 365 Project - A Royal Burial for Bea !

124, 365 Project - A Royal Burial for Bea !
This is the third dead Bee we have found in our garden this week. Rather worrying as this beautiful creature is in trouble all around the world. Our house backs onto fields and this week the farmer has been spraying his crops - is this why we have found these dead bees? My Daughter is giving this little one a royal burial today - a box made from pink cardboard, lots of beautiful flowers and is being burried in her fairy garden.

Thousands of scientific sleuths have been on this case for the last 15 years trying to determine why our honey bees are disappearing in such alarming numbers. “This is the biggest general threat to our food supply,” according to Kevin Hackett, the national program leader for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s bee and pollination program.

Until recently, the evidence was inconclusive on the cause of the mysterious “colony collapse disorder” (CCD) that threatens the future of beekeeping worldwide. But three new studies point an accusing finger at a culprit that many have suspected all along, a class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids.