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How a small group of scientists and pliable media created a 'catastrophe narrative' that hur

• Henry Miller Genetic Literacy Project
If you're still relying on the mainstream and social media for your information, you probably believe that honeybee populations are crashing worldwide, that without bees to pollinate our crops we'll all soon starve, and that we're in this sorry state because evil pesticide companies are reaping huge profits and despoiling the environment, while crony regulators look the other way. If so, it would have been an odd strategy, because the USDA's beehive census has been one of the main sources of evidence that refutes alarmist claims of honeybee declines. According to the USDA count, honeybee populations, far from "plummeting," have actually risen by about 150,000 hives in the last 20 years. Most foreign governments keep official counts of their bees, and bee populations are rising abroad, too.

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