Excerpt from 60 Minutes segment:
“Farmers who grow fruits, vegetables and nuts need five basic things: soil, seed, sun, water and honeybees. The pollination of crops by honeybees is crucial to the production of one-third of all the foods we eat. So when billions of bees began to mysteriously disappear in 2006, it set off a number of warning bells. Steve Kroft speaks with beekeeper David Hackenberg, who first noticed the problem, and some scientists working to bring the bees back.”
As a student of Eschatology for the past decade… It just may have something to do with the impending Black horse rider in the book of Revelation. I would have to agree with Dr. Perry Stone and his video taping with Bill Cloud on what’s happening with the bees from a biblical perspective. The biggest contributor is most likely the Science (Pesticides), and the Technology of the day that is fulfilling the scriptures.
What I’ve discovered by studying the scriptures is that this is merely a symptom, or another sign of the last days. Particularly where the Bible provides an explanation of an end time famine approaching (Rev 6). Could this be the foundation for the appearance of the 3rd horse of the Apocalypse? I’m just sayin’! You don’t see it on this side of the Rapture… but the world will see it on the other side of the Rapture. It’s also believed that Elijah is one of the two witnesses, and back in his day, it didn’t rain for 3.5 years… history has a funny way of repeating itself.
Bill Cloud has an excellent teaching and perspective in his video called “The LAST Day Famine”.
Biertbart.com (May 2, 2008)
Honey Bee Die-Off Threatens Food Supply
ScienceDaily (May 26, 2008)
Honey Bee Losses Continue To Rise In U.S.
In His Mighty Grip!