Bees are more important than you think, as they are the primary pollinator of our human food source and they are starting to die off at an alarming rate. With no bees, there will be a lot less food. Watch the PBS series of “Silence of the Bees” videos to learn about what is happening to the bees and also read the article below to learn about how you can help to create a healthy habitat in your yard for all kinds of bees.
Silence of The Bees
A PBS Special
Silence of The Bees (part 1 of 6)
Silence of The Bees (part 2 of 6)
Silence of The Bees (part 3 of 6)
Silence of The Bees (part 4 of 6)
Silence of The Bees (part 5 of 6)
Silence of The Bees (part 6 of 6)
In the winter of 2006, a strange phenomenon fell upon honeybee hives across the country. Without a trace, millions of bees vanished from their hives. A precious pollinator of fruits and vegetables, the disappearing bees left billions of dollars of crops at risk and threatened our food supply. The epidemic set researchers scrambling to discover why honeybees were dying in record numbers — and to stop the epidemic in its tracks before it spread further.
Silence of the Bees is the first in-depth look at the search to uncover what is killing the honeybee. The filmmakers of Bees take viewers around the world to the sites of fallen hives, to high-tech labs, where scientists race to uncover clues, and even deep inside honeybee colonies. Silence of the Bees is the story of a riveting, ongoing investigation to save honeybees from dying out. The film goes beyond the unsolved mystery to tell the story of the honeybee itself, its invaluable impact on our diets and takes a look at whats at stake if honeybees disappear. Silence of the Bees explores the complex world of the honeybee in crisis and instills in viewers a sense of urgency to learn ways to help these extraordinary animals.
Save the bees from extinction! You CAN do it.
Honey bees are disappearing fast and almost everyone knows it. Most people do not realize that all the other types are disappearing too. And colony collapse disorder is hard to blame when most bees are solitary!
Thats right, most types of bees live alone.
One big reason that they are disappearing is habitat loss.
This instructable suggests ways to provide solitary bees with brood space and overnight shelter in an attempt to replace some of that lost habitat.