Yes, and the trend is irreversible without action.
You may think that bee pest control specialists would be positive about a decline in the bee population; less nest problems, more time to concentrate on other pests, fewer clients phoning them in a blind panic as a swarm of bees terrorises them.
However, the reverse is true. A decline in the bee population is an unwelcome situation with significant ramifications. The decrease is exacerbated by people trying to eradicate bees nests themselves rather than using bee pest control firms like Pest Control Berkshire who employ effective solutions for both humans and bees.
Is the population drop sudden?
Dr. Simon Potts at The University of Reading’s study in 2010 concluded that the bee population in the UK fell at over twice the rate of those on the European mainland over 20 years. (The Telegraph.)
The Guardian reported on leading scientists’ warnings about our food supplies being affected by the diminishing bee population back in January 2014 and numbers continue to lessen.
Removing the bees’ natural habitats to create housing and commercial centres, a lack of biodiversity, parasitic mites, disease and climate change are also factors in their decline.
As much as we …