bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Bees befuddled by global warming

Global warming is harming Europe says the World Wildlife Fund who quote an Italian beekeeper as one example:

Giuseppe Miranti, 26, an Italian organic beekeeper, said warmer temperatures are making flowers bloom outside their regular season, which changes the behaviour of his bees. It prevents him from producing honey made from the pollen of a single type of flower — the highest-quality honey — and keeps parasites that attack bees alive longer. “To get my job done now, I have to combat nature itself,” he said.


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