How you can save the honey bees


No need to panic yet, but you may have heard the buzz that honeybees have been disappearing from the Earth.

This is a problem for a variety of reasons. For starters, we have a lot of crops that depend on honeybees. The United States alone has 130 crops that are dependent on honey bees for pollination, including carrots, onions, squash, blueberries, apples and almonds. Honey bees are basically in charge of seeing that $15 billion in food crops are nutritious and edible and able to go to the grocery store. Or put another way, the honey bee is given credit for 85% of the pollination necessary to supply about one-third of the nation's food supply.

Nobody really knows the cause, and lately it's suspected that it's a variety of causes, but there are the current crop of suspects.