Bee population threatened
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