EINSTEIN’S APOCALYPTIC VISION SEEM ALL THE MORE TOPICAL.
WHERE HAVE ALL THE HONEY BEES GONE?
For unknown reasons, bee populations throughout Germany are disappearing — something
that is so far only harming beekeepers. But the situation is different in the United States,
where bees are dying in such dramatic numbers that the economic consequences
could soon be dire. No one knows what is causing the bees to perish,
but some experts believe that the large-scale use of genetically modified plants
in the US could be a factor.
In 24 states throughout the country, beekeepers have gone through similar shocks
as their bees have been disappearing inexplicably at an alarming rate, threatening
not only their livelihoods but also the production of numerous crops,
including California almonds, one of the nation’s most profitable
"Some scientists suggest that our love of the mobile phone could cause
massive food shortages, as the world's harvests fail.
They are putting forward the theory that radiation given off by mobile phones
and other hi-tech gadgets is a possible answer to one of the more bizarre mysteries
ever to happen in the natural world — the abrupt disappearance of the bees that pollinate crops."
Colony Collapse Disorder (or CCD) is the name of the phenomenon
that describes the massive die-off affecting an entire beehive or bee colony.
The BBC has referred to it as VBS (VANISHING BEE SYNDROME).
It was originally apparently limited to colonies of the Western honey bee
in North America, but European beekeepers have recently claimed to be observing
a similar phenomenon in Poland and Spain, with initial reports coming in from
Switzerland and Germany, albeit to a smaller degree. The cause (or causes)
of the syndrome is not yet well understood and even the existence of this disorder
remains disputed. Theories include environmental change-related stresses,
malnutrition, unknown pathogens, mites, pesticides such as neonicotinoids,
disease[ genetically modified (GM) crops or electromagnetic radiation
(such as cellular phone signals).
I was going to post this yesterday afternoon about this,
ANOTHER COUNTDOWN MOMENT,
but because I decided to wait, my blogger friend,
NAVA of dreamingofmoshiach.com,
covered this very well. Nava, here's my take.