saturday august 17 was national honey bee day. a day that recognizes how critical this species is, it also celebrates those people who ensure that honey bees are protected, managed, healthy. it is crucial to ensure the longterm survival of honey bees; among other things, pollinating plants is clearly paramount to our environment. clearly, each day should be national honey bee day.
in a scary report about honey bees in brazil, half a billion bees died in the first few months in southern states of the country, with traces of a pesticide also listed as a human carcinogen. a country with fertile soil, the choice to increase the use of pesticides will take its toll on the food chain and, already AND ultimately, the health of the country’s people.
what about our country? what are the true checks and balances on the responsible use of our land and resources, the overwhelming use of insecticides, the purity or impurity of our food, our health? into what greed-chasm have those in environmental decision-making positions fallen? what really matters?
when is it the time to regard the decisions of conscience-depleted environmental naysayers as imminently deadly? when is it time to listen to those who advocate for the continued responsible honoring and health of our land and resources? when is it time to regard environmental issues as issues that will save lives?
it seems like that would be yesterday, yesterday, yesterday.