The Bee is Now Officially an Endangered Species in the U.S.*

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The Bee is Now Officially an Endangered Species in the U.S.*

By Alex Pietrowski

Like a ticking time bomb, each year we see more devastation to the world’s bee colonies. Originally called colony collapse disorder, the cause of a decline in bees is now widely attributed to the use and overuse of agrochemicals, specifically neonicotinoids, a family of pesticides used in many parts of the world as one of many mass-produced chemicals developed to be less toxic to mammals and birds.

All too frequently we hear reports of thousands or even millions of bees found dead in one place or another. Last year, millions of bees died in Southeastern U.S. as a result of mass spraying of the insecticide naled against mosquitoes as a method of addressing the Zika outbreak. In 2015, the USDA found that America’s honeybee populations had decreased by a shocking 42% over the prior…

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