Monthly Archives: April 2007

Honey Bee Deaths and Swarming

For at least 2 years now there have been murmurs of honey bee deaths. Before I went to Ireland in fall of 2005, there were bits and bobs in the press about honey bees being afflicted with mites. Now the press is speaking of wholesale honey bee deaths and hive collapse. This is a big problem since 1/3 or more of our food is directly pollinated by honey bees.
I take a walk every day. I take my camera. I watch, observe and take photos. Here are the observations of one woman who walks. Bees are dying.