Animals

The Future of Bees

Bees contribute to about a third of the food we eat. But bees have been disappearing. Can we save them?

Bees contribute to about a third of the food we eat. But bees have been disappearing. The phenomenon is called Colony Collapse Disorder. Science still isn't sure what's to blame.

According to the Bee Informed Partnership, a collaboration of universities and other research labs, U.S. honeybee colonies have been disappearing at an average rate of over 30% each year since 2010. And from April 2014 to April 2015, the rate was over 40%.

Without these pollinators, we won't starve. But some foods could get a lot more expensive, and others could disappear forever.

In This episode of Fw:Thinking we look at current efforts to reduce honeybee losses as well as new efforts to support pollination... including life sized robbees.

What do you think we should do to save the bees?

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