Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has had environmentalist, beekeeping enthusiasts, and farmers concerned about the future of farming, and, well, food since 2006.
Pollinators, including bees, are integral component to the health of our ecosystems; without them, much of the foods we eat have no way of reproducing.
Almonds, apples, plums, pears, cherries, raspberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, strawberries, and a variety of other fruits rely on insects to cross-fertilize.
For the first time, a recently published study linked an across the board extinction of bees with the event that killed off the dinosaurs.
Given our current state of bee affairs, does this mean the preppers and dooms-dayers on are onto something?
We spoke to Dr. Leo Gosser, founder of the Broward Beekpeers Association, to find out.