Free market keeps bee numbers buzzing

While there are many insects which pollinate flowering plants, the most celebrated is of course the honey bee. And while important for farmers and gardeners, the honey bee has been experiencing hardship over the past decade through a phenomenon called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Weakening its immune system, this mysterious disease kills one in three bees each year, and conservationists are at a loss as to its origins. Fortunately, according to the group PERC, the free market is ensuring honey bee numbers stay healthy as bee keepers that specialize in stocking hives with new worker and queen bees have been able to produce enough of them to keep existing hives alive and even start new ones. So for now, the free market is doing its part to keep healthy bee numbers buzzing along.

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