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Are we getting nearer to solving the decline in bee populations?

Discussion in 'Earth and Environmental Science' started by beanz, 10 Apr 2012.

  1. beanz

    beanz Staff Member Staff Member

  2. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    While I agree that less pesticide is always the best, I think the bee hysteria is a bit over the top. Bees are mainly used on a few crops because they are the only pollinator who can be easily stored in a box and moved around to pollinate super large fields of crops. You could always grow your crops without any bees. You would just have to recreate an environment that would sustain other natural pollinators and the food chain needed for them. In some ways that would actually be better as there would better bio-diversity unlike the acres of land that is artificially manipulated to unnaturally grow just one species.

    Organic, permaculture and bio-diversity are the way forward. Much better than throwing tons of chemicals on land to grow things.