The bees are still dying – but Haagen Dazs wants to help

Tomas Martin @ 21-02-2008

Save our little friends, save the world?For a number of years now biologists and farmers alike have been concerned about levels of honeybees around the world, with many hives collapsing due to what’s known as CCD – Colony Collapse Disorder. It leads people to find strangely abandoned hives with a few dead bees but most gone elsewhere. The causes are unknown – it could be a number of fungal or viral diseases, or interference from cell phone towers messing up their ability to find home. It could also be mites, global warming, GM crops, pretty much anything. As honeybees are used massively in pollinating commercial fruit and vegetables, this is a real concern not just for a species of insect, but also for us.

Happily a certain gourmet Ice Cream company is on the case. Haagen Dazs has already donated money to some of the researchers trying to find what’s going on with the bees. Now it’s also making a bee-themed honey Ice Cream, with profits going towards our stripy friends. Coincidentally, did you know Haagen Dazs is not actually Scandanavian? The name was created by its founders in America and both words are actually made up. The closest translation in any language is an Iranian phrase meaning ‘garbage can’.

[via Daily Galaxy, image by BugMan50]

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5 Responses to “The bees are still dying – but Haagen Dazs wants to help”

  1. Paul Raven says:

    What a super image – good find, Tomas!

  2. Khannea Suntzu says:

    Dont make jokes on haagen dasz. I lost my expensive icecream virginity with pecan. Sure I will never say no to a BJ but I have a sentimental affinity for HD.

  3. Kian says:

    Fantastic

  4. Bright Shadow says:

    This is horrible! If this continues, ultimately we will all suffer in this world. It might hurt our food supply enough that it will itself be our currency o.o

  5. GFS3 says:

    Unfortunately, it isn’t just bees. It’s also bats dying at alarming rates. Can’t wait to see what flavor ice cream that will be. But one wonders if we’ve simply gone to far to turn back on the environment: http://tiny.cc/PYyR6