誰是蜜蜂殺手? Who Killed the Bees?

由於蜂窠及蜜蜂數量下降,大大增加蜜蜂的「工作量」!就以加州為例,加州出產的杏仁佔全國的杏仁供應的80﹪,但每種杏仁卻需要動員全國60﹪的蜂窠去傳播花粉!

就蜜蜂數量下降的情況,最近的科學研究又有令人震驚的新發現!

多年來,科學家們一直在尋找導致全美約10萬蜂箱蜂群衰竭失調(Colony Collapse Disorder – CCD)的原因。馬里蘭州大學和美國農業部的科學家們發現並有充分理據指出,被農藥污染的花粉就是問題所在。根據原文,「最令人不安的是,吃了被殺菌劑及農藥污染的花粉的蜜蜂,其感染的寄生蟲的機會比吃未無污染花粉的蜜蜂可多達三倍。」

蜜蜂殺手,就是受污染的花粉。

Because of the decrease in beehive population, in order to pollinate one California crop, almonds it would take 60% of the country’s beehive to do so. Worse, California almonds distributes to 80% of the country’s total almonds supply.

Based on research and new studies conducted by scientist, a shocking new discovery has been found regarding the decline and drop in population of bee that pollinate $30 billion of USA’s crops.

Over the years, scientists have been finding the cause of CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder) that affected and killed an estimated 10 million beehives across the country. Scientists at the University of Maryland and the US Department of Agriculture have been able to pinpoint the problem to a pesticide that are contaminating the pollens that bees collect. According to the article, “Most disturbing, bees that ate pollen contaminated with fungicides were three times as likely to be infected by the parasite.”

Source: www.go.asia; Original: QUARTZ
Special Credit: Jianne Soriano

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