*** Once again I am going to go on a little rant not exactly related to garbage (but it could be)***
Perhaps I have read too many science fiction novels for my own good, but I really think the fact that the bees are dying off rapidly should be much bigger news. Yesterday I read about it in the Epoch Times and I’ve been doing more research on it today. There is info out there but it’s not front page. Why? Doesn’t this affect the whole world a lot more than the latest murder or who won the hockey game?
Basically all over the US, and now also in Canada and Europe, Bees aren’t coming back to their hives. For the first time in history(*this is actually questionable, some people think it has happened before but just not on such a grand scale), the bees are abandoning their queen. They are leaving and not coming back ever-they appear to be dying. Not only does this affect bee keepers, but many crops (apples, almonds, oranges, avocodos, celery) depend on bees for pollination. I was even more alarmed when I read that Albert Einstien had said” If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, than man would only have 4 years left to live”. I googled that quote and was lead to an urban legends site, which says that Einstein never actually said that. So, I am a bit confused. It still seems to me that bees dying out is a big deal, because whether Einstein said it or not, bees do pollinate the crops and without the crops, can we survive? But if the bees really are disappearing, it is a grave enough situation in itself. Why put false words in Einstein’s mouth and discredit the whole situation?