Causes of Colony Collapse Disorder(CCD):
- Mites, parasites, viruses, pesticides used in farms, neonicotinoids (insecticide), etc.
- Neonics treat acres of farmland all over the United States. Neonics affect the central nervous system of bees and cause disorientation, eventually leading them to death. Neonics also affect bees foraging behavior, which makes searching for food a lot more difficult for them.
FOOD CHAINS MAY BE AT RISK
-A perfect example is the almond tree! These hulls (shells) of these almonds are used to feed the livestock. This means that if there are less bees there will be less almonds and less food for livestock which means less eggs, milk, cheese and more. Not to mention that almonds are also used in baking and some cereals. This food chain gets messed up as the number of bees decline.