Bee Decline Having Dramatic Effect on Plant Pollination

Pollination levels of some plants have dropped by up to 50 percent over the past two decades. This so-called "pollination deficit" could result in a dramatic reduction in crop yield.

This is likely connected to Colony Collapse Disorder, a mysterious malady that has reduced bee populations around the world. It is estimated bees are responsible for one in three mouthfuls of your food.

The Telegraph reports:

“[A study] reveals a progressive decline in pollination over the years, with particularly noteworthy pollination deficits early in the season ... [P]ollination is vulnerable even in a relatively pristine environment that is free of pesticides and human disturbance”.

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