Climate Change Puts Pressure on Turkey's Bee Population

MACAHEL, TURKEY - AUGUST 17: Bees move over natural honeycomb in a traditional handmade karakovan hive on August 17, 2023 in Macahel, Turkey. Turkey is the world's second largest honey producer after China; however, years of climate change is decimating Turkey’s bee populations. Increases in wildfires, heatwaves, drought, fluctuating rainfall patterns, rising humidity, and habitat destruction across the country have taken a massive toll on bee populations and has pushed the industry into crisis. Honey production across the country for 2023 is expected to be down 40% to 50% on previous years due to changing climate conditions. Turkey is home to eight bee species crucial for pollinating plants, making them essential for our ecosystems. Without bees, the ecosystem faces tremendous pressure. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
MACAHEL, TURKEY - AUGUST 17: Bees move over natural honeycomb in a traditional handmade karakovan hive on August 17, 2023 in Macahel, Turkey. Turkey is the world's second largest honey producer after China; however, years of climate change is decimating Turkey’s bee populations. Increases in wildfires, heatwaves, drought, fluctuating rainfall patterns, rising humidity, and habitat destruction across the country have taken a massive toll on bee populations and has pushed the industry into crisis. Honey production across the country for 2023 is expected to be down 40% to 50% on previous years due to changing climate conditions. Turkey is home to eight bee species crucial for pollinating plants, making them essential for our ecosystems. Without bees, the ecosystem faces tremendous pressure. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Climate Change Puts Pressure on Turkey's Bee Population
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