Updated: Nov 3, 2020
If you didn’t already know Bees are under threat of extinction. 🐝 In many parts of the world, large numbers of colonies have been lost, a syndrome some have referred to as colony collapse disorder (CCD). In just the last ten years, over 40% of the bee colonies in the US have suffered Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). In reality, If all the bees die, humans will not survive.
We need bees for food security. Bees pollinate over 100 crops like chocolate, coffee, apples, almonds, blueberries, strawberries, avocados, cucumbers, cherries etc. Imagine not having these in your daily life.
CCD is due to a variety of factors: 1. Increased pesticide and glyphosate use: causes a loss of beneficial bacteria in their guts and are more susceptible to infection. 2. Parasitic mites and fungus 3. Increase in bee viruses 4. 5G Wifi signaling Networks-cellphone towers interfering with the bees’ ability to navigate. 5. Increase in mono-cultured landscapes and loss of biodiversity.
A few things you can do to combat the problem: 1. Buy Organic. Buying organic fruits and vegetables keeps more pesticides from being introduced into the environment and helps encourage more sustainable farming practices that are beneficial to bees. 2. Buy Local. Shop at farmers markets when seasons allow to support smaller-scale farms that are less likely to engage in monoculture. 3. Sponsor a hive. @thehoneybeeconservancy 4. Expert mycologist @paulstamets has created mushroom mycelium extracts to prolong the life of honey bees and protect against Colony Collapse Disorder. Coming soon in 2020 the BeeMushroomed Feeder™. This is a delivery system for the mushroom mycelium extract, making this nutritive food easily available to bees to sustain their natural health in this time of crisis. Join the @fungiperfecti mailing list so you can be among the first notified once the product is ready for distribution. ❤️ 📸 @ajminormedia