Pollen Pains

  June 8, 2016

Junk lovers, welcome a new addition to the group—the bees.

Pollen is the only natural source of protein for bees, but every day it is becoming starchier—thanks to the increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which is sapping the nutritional quality of pollen.

Bees need adequate proteins to feed their larvae and maintain their immune systems; some bees store pollen to tide through winters.

This low-quality food source is now shortening bees’ life spans and thus causing a global decline in their numbers in the recent years.

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