Bless the Bees Number One on Amazon Kindle Store for Conservation and
Bees are an indicator species as to what is happening with the environment.
The bees are sending us a wake up call that seven out of ten biologists say is
the sign of a sixth mass extinction.
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9, 2013
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Author and Environmentalist Kenneth
Eadeannounced today that his environmental awareness book,Bless the Bees:
The Pending Extinction of our Pollinators and What We Can Do to Stop
It,http://amzn.com/B00EYOG02Aachieved number one best seller status on
Amazon.com today in the category of environment and conservation.
The beautifully illustrated edition with photos by professional photographer,
Valentina Eade, is intended to educate the reader about the potential
extinction of the bees as an indicator of a mass extinction, the last one of
which was 65 million years ago. It explains what pollination is, who does it,
why it's essential to us, what things are threatening our pollinators and what
we, as individuals, can do about it.
Bees have been in existence for over 100 million years, but it has taken us
less than 30 years to kill almost all of them off. They are responsible for
pollinating 60% of the world's food supply. Without them, the human race would
face starvation. A worldwide epidemic, it has been called the bee apocalypse
by Russia's president, but it is worse in the United States than any other
country. Since 1972, feral honey bees in the United States have declined 80%
to near extinction, and domestic bees in the United States are down to 60%.
Since 2006, the epidemic among honey bee colonies has been referred to as
colony collapse disorder, describing the disappearance of entire colonies of
Among the causes of the bees' demise are parasites, the decrease in abundance
and diversity of wildflowers, pesticides and genetically engineered foods
(GMO's) that create their own synthetic pesticides which kill bees as well as
other insects. But one thing is for certain-- mankind is responsible for the
drastic decline in bee population and the United States government is doing
nothing about it. On the contrary, the government has taken measures to make
the problem worse.
The book is still in its promotional phase, but 50% of all royalties will go
to non-profit, http://beebay.org.
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