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More and more beekeepers all over the world are witnessing a sharp drop in the number of bees they keep.

In the United States, 25 percent of honeybees vanished in 2006 and 2007, and in several European countries the situation is possibly even worse.

This phenomenon, called Colony Collapse Disorder, not only has serious consequences on the balance of nature and the pollination of plants, but also on the economy.

French honey producer Rene Bayon explained: “We are losing a lot of bees, sometimes more than 50% of the colonies, in regions like Alsace, Isere and around Lyon. Here we are losing about 25% of these insects during the year. 15% at the end of the winter. But this is quite normal.”

A European Union research project called Bee-Doc has been looking into the problem since March. Together, 11 universities from nine different countries are working under Professor Robin Moritz, one of the world’s top experts in this field.
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Finding a way to protect bees means working to protect natural balance. Bees are a delicate microcosm of the health of our planet: problems for them mean problems for us all somewhere down the line.

As Einstein put it: “No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”

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Edited by Digital Artist - 10/13/12 at 1:22pm
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If the humans can't stop the bees from dying out by creating some kind of vaccine for them, they might go extinct. Once the bees go extinct, the humans will survive by creating thousands of flying nano bees in order to pollenate their crops. But those nano bees would consume so much energy, I don't know...
I'm speechless. Wow, OP. Wow...
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This has been said around 3-4 years ago......

This was even mentioned in that movie about wind killing people.

M.Night directed it.....

But it's a good eye opener and reminder.
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This has been said around 3-4 years ago......

This was even mentioned in that movie about wind killing people.

M.Night directed it.....

But it's a good eye opener and reminder.
The wind wasn't killing people, it was a type of pollen coming from the trees that the bees normally kept at bay.
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Well I believe the world will end as "The elements will burn". If bees disappearing can somehow cause elements to burn then maybe
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The wind wasn't killing people, it was a type of pollen coming from the trees that the bees normally kept at bay.
OH ... now I get it. DAMN YOU M. Night SHyamalananmana.
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haha. that chick is rolling a joint at 2:17.

On a serious note, have they noticed this CCD in wild bees that don't get smoked or have humans taking the bees' honey regularly. If I was a worker bee and noticed a human smoking my hive every so often and taking my honey, I would think twice about working.
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A world without bees? Hmm then we wouldn't see people do things like this...

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This is so stupid. They are referring to Honey Bees, which are not the best pollinators to begin with, even among bees. Honey bees are only used because they make honey, which can be sold, and consumed. So their lose is not an ecological disaster, it's an economic one.

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haha. that chick is rolling a joint at 2:17.

On a serious note, have they noticed this CCD in wild bees that don't get smoked or have humans taking the bees' honey regularly. If I was a worker bee and noticed a human smoking my hive every so often and taking my honey, I would think twice about working.
YES! It happens in the wild as well. In fact in America, I'm pretty certain wild honey bees are essentially on the brink of extinction, because of a nasty virus that spreads so easily among them, honey bees it turns out have almost zero defense to virus' so it will take a long time for them to build up a natural resistance, or die out.

Humans aren't helping them much be continuing to breed them, and pump them with pesticides etc.
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