I Am the Bee King
Hear my words and tremble!
One of my titles as King of Egypt was the “Bee King”, or “He of the Sedge and the Bee”.
Let me tell you why this is so important. Without your bees to pollinate your crops, your country will fail to prosper.
We knew this 5,000 years ago!
You could starve to death waiting for the ineffectual governments that now predominate to figure out the causes and the fixes for the mysterious large-scale disappearance of bees this last winter.
The massive die-off of the honey-bees needed for this year’s crop pollination has puzzled scientists, beekeepers and beekeeping organizations for the last six months. But the US Congress has only this month finally held hearings and funded research to solve the problem of sudden Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), which is what they are now calling this syndrome.
Congress funded a five-year study, but you cannot afford to wait that long to find out the causes and cures.
Your brilliant scientist, Albert Einstein said: "If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left.
Without bees :
- Crops won’t prosper.
- Fruits and vegetables won’t develop,
- Alfalfa and clover won’t grow which feeds much of the livestock.
- Honey supplies will dwindle.
- Food Prices will sky-rocket!
- Wildflowers will suffer more losses. Last year was very sparse year for wildflowers.
- Prices for everything will skyrocket!
U.S. beekeepers are reporting losses up to 70 to 90 percent of their bees.
Unusually no bodies are found. Other bees do not use the abandoned hives, to raid the honey stores or take it over, nor do other parasites or invaders. Queens and young are abandoned in the hives.
The scientists could use some help from the public. The biggest problems lie in “no bodies, no clues,” so perhaps the public can help. If you find a lot of dead bees, in an area or in clumps, please contact your local extensions office or university agricultural department to report them. Researchers will need to study the dead bodies as well as the surrounding areas for probable causes.
More on the role of the Bee King later.