Maryland to Become First State to Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides
Maryland is about to become the first state in the nation to pass strict restrictions on bee killing pesticides.
Maryland lost more than 60% of its hives last year, each hive containing up to 20,000 honeybees, making it one of the states with the highest recorded decline. This is higher than the national average of 42.1% bee populations decline. While states across the country have been seeing losses with the ongoing tragedy of Colony Collapse Disorder, people continue to use the very pesticides that are killing off crucial bee populations.
The loss of bee populations could prove to have a detrimental effect on our world’s food production. If we lose bees and other pollinators, our world could be at risk of collapsing, losing over one-third of our food supply.
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