Why Are the Bees Dying?Submitted by dwalters on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 00:45
On nearly every clear day, planes fly over my area and leave trails of some unknown substance in their wake. Could it be alumina? Could it be sulfates? Could it be...?
I am a scientist, but I am not familiar with the biological intricacies of bees. I wonder if whatever they are spraying into our atmosphere is what is causing the major catastrophe in the very important bee population. I assure you that this is a valid scientific question.
Earlier in the year, I submitted a FOIA request to the EPA requesting information on the nature of the trails that I so often witness emanating from airplanes in the air above where I live. The request was fruitless. The government refuses to tell us what chemicals are being used.
Are these massive bee deaths precedented? Or is this a unique occurrence? If not, what is different this year? Certainly, this is the first year I've witnessed airplanes leaving non-water vapor trails that span the visible sky. Could whatever they are spraying be the cause of the bee deaths?
How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop?
The world may never know.