It's the end of the world as we know it

April 2007

It's the end of the world as we know it:

According to Einstein we've got a little over 4 years. Here's a quote from him:

"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man."

And in today's NY Times it says that more than a ¼ of the honeybees in the U.S. have vanished. …

In Speigel, the German newsmagazine, they say, “Beekeepers on the east coast of the United States complain that they have lost more than 70 percent of their stock since late last year, while the west coast has seen a decline of up to 60 percent.”

— David Byrne, Begone

Hyperbole and U.S.-centricity notwithstanding, it doesn't sound good.

Timothy Kelleher commented:

"Fly lets Fly away, Fly Away! Honey puffs are here to stay, If you like honey then you will love honey puffs." Or maybe not...

Michael commented:

Yes, but other pollinators include birds, bugs and small children to name a few. And chances are that the bees have all moved to the central U.S...

Kelly commented:

I don't know whether Einstein made the quote or not, but we've been noticing a lot of dead bees around here lately, Malc's hives are definitely dwindling... and we thought he was just a crap beekeeper.

Uh ohs.