Busy as a (dead) bee

For quite some time now, I have been observing a rather unsettling phenomenon.

Twice a week I would play tennis at a court somewhere under the Lion Rock. I notice that there are always some bees on the court surface. Some are ailing. Some are dead. I keep thinking what caused them to suffer and to die. Is it the use of pesticide near their hive? Or can it be that the air has become so polluted that these insects become poisoned? It really is rather scary.

Bees' importance to the humans lies in pollination. When bees waltz among flowers some of the pollin they carry may fall of and pollinate the plants. About one third of our food supply is pollinated by insects, mostly bees.

Unfortunately, human beings don't seem to realise that their fate and that of other living things are tied.

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