Our friend from the ColemanChaos blog allowed us to re-post one of her most excellent posts on the FPT: I love this campaign! Whether you have hear about it or not, Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is a crisis that might soon be effecting us all in a major way. One in every three bites of food us Americans eat is directly attributed to honey bee pollination. Yet, due to CCD the honey bees we depend on are dying at an alarming rate. Haagen-Dazs posted these stats on their Web site (www.helphoneybees.com): More than 35 percent of the Western honey bee population has disappeared over the last several winters, posing a serious risk to our natural food supply. One cause of these losses is an alarming phenomenon called Colony Collapse Disorder, or “CCD.” When a hive experiences CCD, the honey bees mysteriously leave their hive and die. CCD symptoms were reports by more than 35 states across the United States and in many other countries. Researchers do not know exactly what causes CCD, but believe there may be many factors contributing to the problem, including viruses, mites, chemical exposure and poor nutrition. So how can you help? Plant bee-friendly flowers, donate, support beekeepers, and tell your friends about CCD. And a very tasty way to contribute is by purchasing Haagen-Dazs’ new Vanilla Honey Bee ice cream – a portion of the proceeds go to fund honey bee research. Visit "Help The Honeybees" to learn more about the Haagen Dazs loves Honeybees campaign. Help The Honeybees
Thank You ColemanChaos!