Could We Live Without Bees

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1. I think that there are many species of bees that are endangered besides the 7 species of Hawaiian bees and the species of bumblebee that was recently put on the endangered list. I don’t think that we can survive without bees because the article says that are among the most important pollinators of crops such as blueberries and cranberries. Many people don’t realize the value bees have on our environment because they see them as insects that can hurt us. The article says that the economic value of the pollination services of bees is roughly 3 billion per year in the United States. That shows that bees really do affect our environment and it would be hard to live without them. On the other hand, there are other ways to pollinate crops besides using bees. I think that now of days we could use technology to artificially pollinate crops even though it might not produce the same affects as a bee would. The technology could be using a similar way that bees use to pollinate the crops.
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This article by NRDC answers the question about could we live without bees. According to the article we can live without bees because it says that aproxamitely 60 percent of the total food volume of the world doesn’t use animal pollination. Many crops like rice either self pollinate or get help from the wind. Among the 87 plants that use animal pollination, only 13 absolutely require animal pollination. So, if bees would go away, people wouldn’t die but our diet would suffer a lot because the variety of food would diminish. This article answers the question by it shows that there would be an affect on living conditions if bees would disappear but we would be able to survive. The article answers the question because it provides data to back up that we could survive without bees but our meals would be a lot less

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