Honey Bee colony collapse disorder (CCD)


My introduction to honey bees came at a very early age. I was born in Hungary back in the 1950’s & my grandfather had a couple of bee hives right at our yard. So bees were an important part of our life
and right from an early age, you learned that the bees were so vital. for everything around us. How long have you been doing this? (Cindy) I took over from my Dad. My Dad started this bee
operation in 1958. (Bee Keeper) What about the travel, to get them down to the Lower
Mainland? Do you have losses from that? (Cindy) It’s not a natural thing for a bee to be on the backend
of a truck (Bee Keeper) We load them up at night and try to unload them
again by morning. (Bee Keeper) It’s a sad fact that most people do not realize
how important honey bees are to us. Or that they are in a worldwide decline by phenomenal numbers. When you talking about a 10, 20, 30 Percent colony collapse
and that the honey bees are disappearing. That will have a major impact on all of our lives. Could easily lead to higher food costs, shortages of food. So many different things that these honey
bees can affect in our lives. This not just about sweet honey. It’s not just
about the pretty flowers, but even the pretty flowers would be gone if it wasn’t for the honey bees, or other kind of bees Over the last few years and then I have film bees, basically whenever we had a opportunity to do so whether it’s in a wild tree or on flowers or beekeepers tending to their bees. We will continue to do this whenever we have the
chance because I would like to know that more people know that we are dependent upon these little creatures.
We have to respect them. And with so many crops now being genetically
altered – so much pesticides, herbicides and all kinds of other pollutants in the air. We can’t afford to lose the honey bees, or we will are ourselves, be lost. At least, that’s way I see.

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