Concerns deepen over the future of bee populations after another mass die-off takes place in Canada.
A few weeks ago up to 25,000 bees were found dead in an Oregon parking lot, sparking concerns over the insects' continued decline. Now it has emerged that more than 37 million bees across 600 hives have also been reported dead in Ontario, Canada. Known as 'colony collapse disorder', the mysterious condition that is destroying bee populations all over the world is quickly becoming a critical issue.
"More than 85 percent of Earth’s plant species - many of which compose some of the most nutritional parts of our diet - require pollinators to exist," said conservationist Eric Mader. "Yet we continue to see alarming declines in bee numbers."
"Just weeks after tens of thousands of bumblebees, honeybees and lady bugs were found dead in an Oregon parking lot, more than 37 million bees have been found dead in Elmwood, Ontario, Canada, reports Collective Evolution."
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