.. and a little barking lunacy just for fun. As anyone environmentally concerned knows, domestic honeybees are disappearing. Here is a detailed and balanced view of the problem.
While I agree that Africanized bees– present here– are overhyped as a danger (and may well be a source of mite- resistant genes) the native pollinators may be under different stresses in some areas. See this fascinating book for details.
And then– well, you can expect madness when Vegans get into the act.
“Even if crops do currently require honeybee pollination, that is no reason to further exploit bees by consuming honey, beeswax, bee pollen, etc. The fact that everything in our society is based on animal exploitation shouldn’t surprise us since Western civilization literally began with the “domestication” (i.e. enslavement) of animals. Dead animals are used to build roads, but this doesn’t justify eating animals.”
That last sentence is never explained…
But at least he likes the Buchmann and Nabhan book.