I have been aware of the Bee Colony Collapse problem for a while and do what I can to encourage bees in my garden. Personally I have seen more bees this year than any other. However, I do know from reading other blogs that this is not the general trend and I was horrified to read on VP’s blog that it is predicted honey supplies will run out after Christmas here in the UK. This is not because I am mad about honey, although I am, but because this is an indicator that our bees are in crisis.
We need to act now to find our what is happening and why? Some one has described this as equivalent to mad cow disease. The British Bee Keepers marched on 10 Downing Street on the 7th November demanding more funding for research into Bee Collapse Colony. We need to add our voices to this call. If you would like to sign the petition you can access it at: http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/SaveTheBee/