Did you know that approximately one out of every three meals consumed by humans today is made possible by honeybees? Did you know that the dollar value of plants pollinated by honeybees every year is about $265 billion?
But worldwide, beekeepers have seen a loss of 30-90% of their colonies in what’s been called colony collapse disorder. In the United States alone, hives have decreased from 5 million hives in 1988 to 2.5 in 2015.
While scientists are not entirely certain what’s causing colony collapse for sure, this easy-to-understand animation carefully explains the phenomenon and why we need to help the honeybee if not for their species, at least for ours.