Did you know that honey bees pollinate more than 85% of the world’s crops, including fruits, vegetables, nuts, cocoa beans, coffee, and tea? When it comes to agriculture, honey bees are arguably the planet’s most important animal! Sadly, because of human interference, honey bees the world over are disappearing. Researchers aren’t exactly sure why, but many factors are possible, including pesticides, cell tower signals, poor nutrition, and the rise of varroa mites.
- Recommended Age: 18 months and up
- Size in cm: 14 L x 17.5 W x 5 H
- Size in inches: 5.51 L x 6.89 W x 1.97 H
- Scale: 1:0.2
- UPC: 095866268206
Honey bees are not yet endangered but their steady decline has caused serious concern. Although the term itself is new, Colony Collapse Disorder is not a new phenomenon, but there has been a drastic increase in the disappearance of worker bees from colonies in North America. Studies are continuing worldwide to try to discover the reason for the decline as well as to arrest and reverse the trend. The loss of honey bees would cause possibly irreparable damage to wild and domesticated crops dependent on their pollination.