I thought that it only happened in the movies, but lately I’ve visited this website from MSN Lifestyle that says the movie plot isn’t really that far from what’s happening in reality.
Here’s a great intro to this story from that website:
In 2006, America’s honeybees started mysteriously abandoning their hives, never to return. Farmers — many of whom rely on the pollinator to help their crops grow (almonds, apples, avocados, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, cherries, and onions are just a few of the foods that require pollination) — are understandably worried, as are scientists, who fear the honeybee may be a modern-day canary in a coal mine. Although the bee die-off, also known as colony collapse disorder, continues to alarm and puzzle scientists and beekeepers, experts hypothesize that the likely culprits are pesticides, dwindling food supply, and a new virus that appears to target the bees’ immune system.
Now if we are to associate this phenomenon to the movie, I think we’d have a good clue of where this news is leading to. Why is this happening? Is it also because of a “bee strike”? No. According to the website, bees are slowly migrating elsewhere, mostly in areas where they see a more hospitable environment. Progress on to what the website summarizes as a clear antidote to the mass exodus and you’d see that YOU can play a major role. That’s right, if we can provide them with the right habitat, no bee is leaving town for sure.
Start in your backyard, make sure that there are enough flowers to go around every major season in your area. Make it bloom and the bees will come flying by once more.