A Deeper Cause of Colony Collapse

Honeybee populations are plummeting.  Are Varoa mites truly the problem?  Not with healthy bees.  Have we considered our deep-rooted attitudes?

“We have become accustomed to focus on these attackers of the honeybee as the enemies that have to be conquered. 

We do the same when we blame other individuals or other nations for our problems, without first questioning our own attitudes, beliefs, and practices. 

In the case of the honeybee, it is our farming practices and our beekeeping methods that must be scrutinized if we are to reverse the calamity that is threatening.”

—Gunther Hauk, founder of Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary  at www.spikenardfarm.org   and former Program Director of the Pfeiffer Center.