Attempts to Control Colony Collapse Disorder in Bees through Water Supplement
Honey bees are very useful to man because not only that they provide a wonderfully healthy food like honey, but they are also very much important to the environment as they help in pollution of the plants and flowers. In recent years, their population has declined mainly due to man’s adverse action towards environment. This decline in population of the bees is called the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).
Even mobile radiations have been found to be harmful for bees and have been determined to be a factor that contributes to their decline. Recently, BeesVita, a Florida-based company has found a solution to bring control on the bees’ population decline. The solution which they are proposing is of a concentrated organic feed supplement, which can also help to grow their population. When CCD strikes, bee colonies can lose up to 50% of its worker bees, which then decreases their population and collapses their colonies.
When CCD occurs, it is especially bad for the agriculture and its growth. BeesVita have come out with BeesFree, which is a honey bee feeding formulation that attacks the CCD itself. It is introduced in the water supplies of the bees and the honey bees drinking it can become healthier and be better able to fight illnesses and CCD. But the serious community of scientists is still skeptic about the use of such a honey bee feeding as any solution to the bees population growth. Even the company which made the product lacks any scientific data to back their claims up, but they still want people to try it out rather than not taking any action.