37 Million Honey Bees Bite the Dust Just Weeks After GMO Planting

Millions of bees mysteriously fell from the sky and wiped out beekeepers’ profits in an instant in Canada.

bee collecting pollen

The shock incident came just weeks after genetically modified corn was planted in Ontario, according to the local honey gatherers.

Beekeeper Dave Schuit lost about 37 million bees, which is around 600 hives.

He told urbanhomesteadhoney.com: “Once the corn started to get planted our bees died by the millions.”

A collapse in the global honeybee population has caused widespread concern with many pointing to pesticides as the cause in the decline of colonies.

The insects are vital to the food chain and their decline is a major threat to crops.

Bee expert Jeffery Pettis said: “We believe that some subtle interactions between nutrition, pesticide exposure and other stressors are converging to kill colonies.”

The White House has set up a $8million task force to combat America’s declining honey bee population.

The bee population in the US took a 23% nosedive last winter.

There are 250 species of bee in the UK but only 25 of these are native British bumblebees – half the figure from the 1950s.

Via: mirror

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