All over the world, honey bees are dying out by the thousands. This may cut our food supply drastically short! They pollinate our plants so they can grow. Why are honey bees dying? There isn’t one reason, it’s more a combination of things that could be hurting the honey bees. One reason is the pesticides used on crops like neonicotinoids.
“Neonicotinoids are used by farmers on about 140 different crops, including corn, canola and soy…. They do, however, kill bees by damaging their nervous systems, weakening their memories and impeding their ability to forage and fly.” -US News, Nov. 13, 2015
Other things that hurt the honey bees are climate change (colder winters and warmer summers) and habitat loss.
INTERVIEWS by H.T.P.S. Reporter, Luke:
Q: What do you think will happen without honey bees?
A: On an island like Hope Town, we won’t have as much produce. -Journey
A: We won’t have as much produce from plants. -Maison
A: We won’t be able to have certain foods. -Ryleigh
A: We will lose lots of food. -Casey
Willard Bethel, out local beekeeper, provides delicious honey for us!
Well, now you know. The news is out! Good day.