Friday, January 29, 2010

Honey Bees Dying Off

Honey Bees are being found all over countries dead. Scientist are worrying because bees collect pollen and help flowers and crops. The bees are dying from pollution and little pest called Vorroa mites. They attach to the bees throat and then the bees cannot eat, collect pollen, feed the colony, and clean the hive. The bees start to become weak and the die off.

Many local bee keepers still have bees, but they are also worried about the bees dying. They are also seeing a decrease in the bees number and less hives.

The San Francisco Beekeepers Association have monthly meetings that are free and open to the public. They have their meetings at the Randall Museum. You can vote for a local beekeeper in an international contest to find the cutest beekeeper.

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