Every day bees are disappearing from their colonies at dangerously rapid rates. Everyone should become bee keepers and/or have bee gardens. It is the peoples’ duty to protect and save the bees. Bees play a major role in our everyday lives, and they go unnoticed.
Do you ever look around and ask yourself, "Where have those fuzzy, black, and yellow worker bees gone?" Well, I do! Bees are hard workers and whether they are pollinating plants, making honey, or just flying around making that "Bzzzzzz" sound they are always working. People underestimate the power of bees and the benefits they bring to this earth. The truth is they are very important to people and to the earth, but people don't realize that, and neither did I. After you get finished reading this essay you're going to know some of the answers to those "why" and "how" questions people always ask about bees. Like "why are bees dying?" or "how can we help them?" So, let's begin!
Jason Castro writes in, “You Have a Mind” that “Every decision you make is essentially a committee act. Members chime in, options are weighed, and eventually a single proposal for action is approved by consensus. The committee, of course, is the densely knit society of neurons in your head. And “approved by consensus” is really just a delicate way of saying that the opposition was silenced”. The average bee swarm has many more close similarities that you would think.One could look at a bee hive as a single living entity (otherwise known as a Superorganism).They ingest and digest food,regulate water control and achieve locomotion as well as many other things that humans do to stay alive.This is were the similarities stop.
The monarch butterfly, scientifically referred to as danaus plexippus, is an extremely popular insect among North America.This insect is highly popular, not because it is beneficial to human existence but because it has the most distinctive migration pattern on top of its physical attributes that catch the human eye. The monarch butterfly has been recorded to travel over 2000 miles in order to get to their summer breeding ground (Oberhauser, 2004). Despite other butterflies, the Monarch is not able to sustain during winter seasons so it migrates south toward Mexico, like a bird. The Monarch butterfly is ecologically important, for one reason being pollination control. The Monarch butterfly can be found in all parts of the United States.
Honey bees visit around 50-100 different flowers in one collection trip for honey; What would happen if millions of hives are declining in populations? The decline in bees is a serious problem that could cause the beautiful spring colors to turn dark and saturated without colors. This epidemic is worldwide, and could be a serious problem, more than one third of what goes on your plate is made with products that have been pollinated by bees (The Bees in). The bees have been declining in most of Europe because of the rough cold winters they have had the past years dropping their populations by almost 53%, as well as pesticides dropping the populations and killing of the entirety of a single hive (). This problem could cause a
The idea of killer bees showing up in your backyard and killing you may seem a little far fetched. It isn’t. You could be walking to school not doing anything out of the ordinary and they could attack you. The killer bees you might hear about are what are called Africanized honey bees. They are way more aggressive than the regular bee you would see in the park or in your garden. Until that feeble kind you know are dominated by the Africanized killer bees, and the Africanized ones are the only ones left!
In the article, “A Real Buzzkill,” by Steve Ellis and Erich Pica it is describing how honeybees are dying off at an alarming rate, how the deaths of honeybees are affecting humans, and how countries are reacting to honeybees deaths. Apple,milk, butter, and coffee have one thing in common and that is without honeybees’ pollination they would disappear. “But thanks in part to the rampant use of powerful pesticides,known as neonicotinoids, these busy bees are quickly vanishing.”Neonicotinoids are being used on 140 different crops by farmers, even though it has no effect on the crops; however, they are killing bees by damaging their nervous system, weakening their memories, and destroying their ability to fly.
Summary- In the novel, Secret Life of Bees, written by Sue Monk was about a young girl named Lily Owens, living on a peach farm in South Carolina. She shot her mother by accident when she was just a baby and now lives with her father, T-Ray, a harsh and strict father along with their housemaid, Rosaleen. Rosaleen was an African American lady who treats Lily like she is her very own child. She decided to go with Lily after she sneaks out of the hospital, to find information about her mother, as well as to get away from the raciest town. T-Ray lead them to the Boatwright Sisters. May, June and August Boatwright are African American girls who run a honey business. These African American women including Rosaleen teach Lily Owen everything
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd is a compelling story about a young girl living in the 1960s. The main character, Lily, is 14 years old, but has the mindset of a 60 year old. She runs away from her abusive dad to live with 3 black, sister beekeepers in Tiburon, South Carolina. This was the only place in the world she knew of to go because her now dead mother had kept a label from the sisters’ honey jars. While living with the sisters, she learns many life lessons and grow as a person. In the novel, there were countless instances where the events that actually took place in the 1960s were mentioned. Some include the first landing on the moon and an incident with Jack Palance. The ways of life in the book also resemble what it was actually like in the 1960s.
The Monarch butterfly is a very special insect .Because Monarch butterflies need milkweed plants to lay their eggs.Monarch butterflies also contribute to the health of our plants.While feeding on nectar, they pollinate many types of flowers.Theirs four stages of the Monarch butterfly life cycle which are egg,larva,pupa and adult butterfly.The Monarch’s migration south usually starts in October.Monarch’s will spend their winter hibernation
Every day millions of honey bees fly back and forth from their hives. They pollinate a plethora of flowers and produce great amounts of honey. Many people do not realize what bees do for them and their communities. Without bees, people would not have any fresh flowers or produce. The bee population helps provide growth to one-third of the food in the world (Haltiwanger). Without bees, there would not be as much food for humans to survive. Even though we need bees to survive many people go on with their day not ever thinking of what can save the bees. They use pesticides to grow their grass, never buy organic food or honey, and even kill bees that come near them. Scientist today started working on many different experiments to help save the
A honey bees ' wings stroke 11,400 times per minute, making a distinctive buzzing noise (Delaplane). There are many things that people don’t know about bees. Such as when beekeeping started, the difference between hobbyist and commercial beekeepers. There are also different types of bees, different types of honey and different uses of honey. Most people are perfectly fine never encountering a bee or knowing anything about them. A human’s first reaction to a bee is defense. People are convinced that the bee is there to harm them by stinging them. Most people that have experienced an encounter with a bee, wasp or hornet would say it wasn’t a positive encounter. Swinging, swatting and trying to hit the bee away is what people instinctively
Bees are major factor in our environment. But recent studies show that we are to blame for the decline in the Bee populations. The main reasons are industrial agriculture (pesticides), mites and climate change. And we should care about them because they provide us with honey and beeswax, and provide a major ecosystem service in the form of pollination. Bees pollinate a lot of crops like apple, citrus, strawberry, blueberry, tomato, melon, oilseed rape, carrot, etc. We may not be realizing, but long term monitoring of the changes in global crop production over the past 50 years shows we are becoming more reliant on pollinator-dependent crops. Without bees, there could be serious problems for agriculture productivity and even food security in some regions of the world might have problems.