On Sunday morning, the South Carolina honey bees began to die in massive numbers.
Death came suddenly to Dorchester County, S.C. Stressed insects tried to flee their nests, only to surrender in little clumps at hive entrances. The dead worker bees littering the farms suggested that colony collapse disorder was not the culprit — in that odd phenomenon, workers vanish as though raptured, leaving a living queen and young bees behind.
Instead, the dead heaps signaled the killer was less mysterious, but no less devastating. The pattern matched acute pesticide poisoning. By one estimate, at a single apiary — Flowertown Bee Farm and Supply, in Summerville — 46 hives died on the spot, totaling about 2.5 million bees.
Walking through the farm, one Summerville woman wrote on Facebook, was “like visiting a cemetery, pure sadness.”…. [read more]
lhwm notes: Why should we care about the bees? Well watch this video below.
How many bees have died:
MASS BEE DEATH LIST
August 2016 – Millions of bees dead ‘due to insecticide spray’ in South Carolina, America.
July 2016 – Thousands of dead bees found by bee keeper in Avalats, France.
June 2016 – 53 percent of honey bees die off in Comarca Lagunera, Mexico.
May 2016 – MILLIONS of honeybees have died in Santander, Colombia….. click to see all the list