Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Bees-on-Honeycomb-in-the-Netherlands-27MZIFVQLTDX.htmlConceptually similarBees on a Honeycomb in the NetherlandsGP01J0NCompleted★★★★★★★Bees on a Honeycomb in the NetherlandsGP01J0OCompleted★★★★★★Bees on a Honeycomb in the NetherlandsGP01J0UCompleted★★★★★★★Honeycomb in the NetherlandsGP01J0RCompleted★★★★★★Beekeeper in the NetherlandsGP01J0MCompleted★★★★★★Gloves of a Beekeeper in the NetherlandsGP01J0SCompleted★★★★Bees in the NetherlandsGP01J0PCompleted★★★★★★Bees in the NetherlandsGP01J0QCompleted★★★★Beehive in the NetherlandsGP01J0VCompleted★★★★★★View AllGP04J2EBees on Honeycomb in the NetherlandsBees on a honeycomb in an apiary in Zwiggelte.In original language:Bijen op Honingraat in NederlandBijen op een honingraat in ZwiggelteLocations:Drenthe-Netherlands-Western EuropeDate:4 Apr, 2013Credit:© Greenpeace / Bas BeentjesMaximum size:6333px X 4285pxKeywords:Beekeeping-Bees-Close ups-Day-Honey-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Pollination-SAGE (campaign title)-Save the Bees (Campaign title)-Toxics (campaign title)Shoot:Honeybee Mortality at Beekeepers Colonies in the NetherlandsBeekeeper (apiarist) Henk Brouwer in Zwiggelte owns 30 bee colonies of which in winter 2012-2013 half have died. Since several years beekeepers worldwide confront massive death of bees in their bee hives. Bees are vital for the agriculture, 75% of the pollination of agricultural crops in the open field and in the greenhouses is done by bees. Apiarist Brouwer keeps his colonies at different locations: in his backyard surrounded by agriculture and also in a nature reserve on heathland. It is very hard to draw conclusions about the reasons of the massive death of the bees. Possible reasons could be the varroa (parasite), nosema (parasitic mould) or pesticides. The bees of these colonies did certainly not die from hunger.