Originally Posted by Tantalus
Given the issues with bee colonies dying off I'm surprised people still talk about exterminating bees. A world without bees would probably be close to unlivable for many of us.
Eh, Look around. Honeybees failing to exist would result in a world wide food shortage, no doubt. Since a majority of the fruit crops are pollinated by honeybees trucked in to pollinate for a week or tow, then moved to the next location/ season.
However there are all kinds of native bees that are doing great. They will continue to pollinate your garden, my garden, and most of the plants in the world. The large monoculture farms, not so much.