Not only have we reported on colony collapse and other treats to bees (so much so that we have recently added a new show to our line up--hosted by Jim Murphy who has been one of our rotating guest host--The Buzz which is set to premier soon on RN), but we've done whole shows on the issue of over commercialization of bees as well.
We are glad to see this report from Gristmill which notes the problem is clearly not limited to European colonies. There's so much at stake in offering protection to our pollinating honey bees. It is incredible the percentage of our food supply that depends on their work. The economic and environmental fall out from their decline or demise would be staggering.
Make sure you check out some of these shows on renewablenow.biz and listen live each Weds as we do new shows and launch the new shows, including The Buzz, as well.