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Could Mowed Lawns & Agriculture be the end of the bees?
Well, years ago every summer I recall there were these little white flowers everywhere. I also distinctly remember huge fields of wild flowers sprouting up along the highways. I anticipated the arrival of the flowers this year & finally realized that they aren't coming.
Then I remembered the news about the declining bee population & suddenly noticed that I hadn't seen a single bee all summer. Bees used to be EVERYWHERE & now they've just disappeared.
My first thought was that the bees must surely be suffering from one of those "global pandemics" that the news has been freaking out over for the past decade or so.
At that moment I had another thought... what if we're speeding things up by taking away their food supply? What if their numbers aren't really declining world-wide, but just moving away from humans & our lawn-mowing, flower-cutting ways?
Do you think a combination of agriculture, disease & acid rain could be hurting bees?