Sunday, April 20, 2008

Bees under threat as pollution means flowers are losing their natural scent

Researchers claim pollution is dramatically cutting the distance travelled by the scent molecules of plants.

This is preventing flowers from attracting bees and other insects needed to pollinate them.

As a consequence, the numbers of insects are dramatically dwindling as they struggle to located the nectar off which they feed.

(Thanks: Nick Redfern.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Another major factor in the decline of bee colonies is the recent scientific study and finding that a form of "bee-lice" carries a new and destructive virus. Insecticides and many other factors contribute to the decline, also.