Bees pollinate a third of our food supply, but colonies have been disappearing at alarming rates in many parts of the world due to the accumulated effects of parasitic mites, viral and bacterial diseases, and exposure to pesticides and herbicides.

In the video below, Marla Spivak, a professor of entomology at the University of Minnesota, discusses these factors that the scientific community believes are the main contributors to the decline of the bee population.

This is an excellent use of 15 minutes of your time to understand what is happening to pollinators, why it's happening, the potential impact to humans, and what you can do to help.



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