How could Slate have run this ridiculous story about bees, which is riddled with errors large and small?
Why the disappearance of the honeybees isn't the end of the world. - By Heather Smith - Slate Magazine
She gets the number of bees per hive wrong (she says 15,000-30,o0o, when a mature colony has 80,000-100,000)
She misunderstands how varrora mites destroy colonies (they feed on larva, not bees. The deformed wings occur because development is interrupted.
And she outrageously states that we shouldn't worry about the decline in bees because we get most of our honey from overseas. Disgusting.
For the first time in my life I have been compelled even to post comments in the comments section.