As summer is in full swing, you may have noticed an increased number of bees around. While bees are crucial for pollination, including the pollination of the crops that we eat, the mighty insects are under threat. Colony Collapse Disorder has become more common. The rampant use of pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides, particularly neonicotinoids, are thought to cause this disorder. Climate change is changing flowering patterns, greatly affecting bee populations. Animal agriculture is a large driver for global warming, affecting bee populations by shifting flowering seasons.
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