Bee population threatened

12th February 2008, Comments 0 comments

Thirty to forty percent of the bees in Belgium have not survived the winter because of a specific mite called the varroa.

Thirty to forty percent of the bees in Belgium have not survived the winter. The cause of death is a specific mite called the varroa mite.

Already at twenty percent mortality, the experts get concerned. Thirty to forty percent is alarming.

For the agriculture sector this could present a serious problem because the bees take care of the pollination of the crops.

Experts fear that, with such a massive bee mortality rate, a third of farming produce could be at risk.


In 1949, Albert Einstein predicted that when the bees would become extinct, the human race would have only 4 years left to live

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