National Geographic : 2008 May
Imagine a World Without Honey Bees Haagen.-Doa made like no other® Did you know that one out of every three bites of food we eat directly depends on pollination by the amazing honey bee? Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds-more than 100 crops in all-would never reach our plates without help from the bee. But honey bee populations are rapidly and mysteriously disappearing from coast to coast, with 35 states reporting colony losses. This phenomenon, which scientists are calling Colony Collapse Disorder, poses a serious risk to our bee dependent natural food supply. Learn more at helpthehoneybees.com. Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder SAffected States 0 Non-Reported States Honey bees are the leading pollinators of these fruits, Almonds Apples Blueberries nuts, seeds, and vegetables: Cantaloupe/ Carrots Cherries Onions Pears honeydew Food icon map distributionreflects major producing states Sources: "The Value of Honey Bees As Pollinatorsof U.S . Crops in 2000, " CornellUniversity; CRS Report for Congress "RecentHoney Bee Colony Declines"