Millions of little lives were just brutally taken in South Carolina — but it’s what mainstream media is hiding that has Americans outraged even more.
After four cases of the Zika virus had been confirmed in Dorchester County, officials decided to fight back.
However, their defense tactic came at a much higher cost than the four confirmed cases — and it will undoubtedly impact your life, and generations to come too.
When I learned what happened after Dorchester County fought the spread of the mosquito-borne virus, I realized we needed to start praying harder than ever.
MILLIONS of honey bees in South Carolina have died after local officials used aerial pesticide spraying in the fight against the spread of the Zika virus. This is especially concerning for TWO REASONS: the impact it had on the hard-working citizens that relied on beekeeping to make a living, and the essential role of honey bees for the EXISTENCE OF HUMANS.
When I saw what happened to the local beekeepers after millions of their beloved honey bees were blatantly killed, my heart sank to my stomach. This is NOT what God wanted…
DID YOU KNOW: If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have 4 years left to live, according to Albert Einstein. This is because bees pollinate a third of everything we eat and play a vital role in sustaining the planet’s ecosystems. About 84% of the crops grown for human consumption – around 400 different types of plants – need bees and other insects to pollinate them. These include most fruits and vegetables, many nuts, and plants such as rapeseed and sunflowers that are turned into oil, as well as cocoa beans, coffee and tea. Crops grown as food for dairy cows and other livestock are also pollinated by bees. It’s not only food crops that rely on bee pollination, cotton does as well.
As a result, annual global crop pollination by bees is estimated to be worth $170 billion.
Dorchester County beekeepers told ABC News they only had about ten hours to prepare for the spraying. Flowertown Bee Farm and Supply alone lost 2.5 million bees as bees from 46 hives died on the spot. Company co-owner Juanita Stanley said the farm “looks like it’s been nuked.”
“When I went out… it was like visiting a cemetery, pure sadness,” said Kristina Solara Litzenberger.
Another local beekeeper, Andrew J Macke, called aerial spraying “carpet bombing.” Bees were Macke’s livelihood and now, he’s lost tens of thousands of dollars.
“Aerial spraying is just plain insane. There needs to be a registry for beekeepers and they can do mosquito abatement from the ground to stay a safe distance away from the beekeepers,” Macke said.
Beyond their monetary value for maintaining our fragile food supply, bees also make an irreplaceable contribution to ecosystems around the world. Seeds, fruits and berries eaten by birds and small mammals are all from plants that are pollinated by bees.
Bees are essentially the guardians of the food chain. The survival of mankind is inextricably linked to bees, which is why the death of millions of bees in South Carolina is truly a tragedy.
In the U.S. alone, 40% of bee colonies are dying each year. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a quarter of the world’s 250 bumblebee species are facing some degree of extinction risk. If bees are on the verge of extinction, mankind will be too.
Watch the video below to learn what would happen if every bee died:
In order to fight the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the area was sprayed with Naled, a pesticide that’s been registered since 1959 for use in the United States. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Naled kills mosquitoes on contact and doesn’t pose a risk to people, though direct exposure “should not occur.” Despite the killing of millions of bees, Dorchester County officials don’t appear to be very remorseful.
“I am not pleased that so many bees were killed,” Dorchester County Administrator Jason Ward said.
Please keep the beekeepers of Dorchester County in your prayers as they endure these financially challenging times. And most importantly, pray that humans realize the irreplaceable value of bees before it’s too late.
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