Honeybees rely on honey for energy. Unfortunately, us humans eat the bees’ honey. Even though this isn’t the complete reason bees are dying, it does impact them because they need it for energy. Also, while extracting the honey, many bees get squashed to death by the hands of us humans (or our feet). Did you know that a hive of bees, must travel 55,000 miles and visit 2 million flowers just to produce 1 pound of honey?
Pesticide have become very common in ring for crops but they inadvertently kill of or at the very least repel bees. This again stops the bees from doing their job of pollinating and stops them from getting the food they need to survive. The community can help bees survive by employing a few tactics. One tactic alone will not cure the bee population degradation but it can help boost the bee population. One local and more personal tactic would be to have a “bee garden” that consists of flowering plants that bees like which include apples, oranges, lemons, limes, cucumbers, carrots, and cantaloupes.
If the group does enough damage it can cause extreme defoliation. In China there had been reports of up to a 50 percent loss in their soybean population and production. This is due to the Kudzu bugs and the effects it has on the host plant while sucking the sap. It can cause seed yield loss, improperly developed pods, and undersized seeds. (Invasive Insect).
The inclusion of the bumble bee on the endangered list was enough to put many advocates in a full-blown conservation frenzy. However, without understanding the benefits and resources brought upon by the rusty-patched bee may leave the desire to ‘Save the Bees’ seem somewhat void of reason and almost not critical. Rusty-patched bumble bees specifically play a role in the pollination of various plants, foods, and other agricultural resources. Once upon a time, the bumblebees spanned a wide range across the northwest, northern, and northeast states, however, due to an increase in human impact, the bees are experiencing an alarming decline as sharp as 87 percent in the last 20 years, as noted by the USFWS. Some of the reasons for decline can include habitat loss, intensive farming, disease, insecticide use, and climate change.
and continued to be a problem after the Dust Bowl ended. After comparing the destruction during and after of the grasshoppers and the dust storms, looking at the destruction the grasshoppers did specifically, and noticing how both events left destruction in their path, grasshoppers did cause more destruction than the man-made storm, and mother nature
Whatever the case, people around the world must be more concerned about the future of bees on this planet. Speaking of increasing numbers of animal species plunging into extinction, The Extinction Protocol and News Pakistan ask, “Will bees become one of them? Some experts believe that the bees could be about to die out and at least one-third of our food depends on pollination of flowering plants.” Those sources quote Einstein, who once said, “If the bees disappear, mankind would have only four more years of life.” Hence they point out: “over 3 million colonies of bees have died in the USA since 2006 and over a thousand millions of bees have died in this period in the
This causes heavy disease to spread around the environment due to unwholesome and unnatural confinement of living creatures. As US farming industries kill more than 30 millions bird each day and 10 billions bird in a year, this animal carnage can pollutes a land, air, and water that contains variety of diseases including bacteria, chemicals and viruses. Also, poisoned well water is a major issue on the Delmarva Peninsula which kills about 600 million chickens per year and it results 3.2 billion pounds of raw waste, 14 million pounds of phosphorous and 49 million pounds of nitrogen. Another situation happened in southeastern part of us which areas are being turned into fly-infested places by the poultry industry. The wildlife habitat is destroyed to erect new poultry houses, slaughtering plants and worker’s trailer parks.
Those threats are call pesticides.These pesticides can affect bees in different kind of ways, Some of them can kill the bees instantly. Some can also cause bees to die after they deposit the chemicals inside their hives. These pesticides called neonicotinoids are harmful because they can confuse the bees so that way they forget what they are suppose to be doing. They can 't be drawn to the scent of pollen, so they can not pollinate the plants. Neonicotinoids are said to be the most popular pesticides in the United States.
Habitat loss due to our fast paced lives is also a huge factor in killing our bees, development over areas, not leaving anywhere for the bees to actually live. This even includes areas that have been taken over by farmers in order to grow crops that need to be pollinated by
Due to environmental factors and predatory species, Cordyceps are kept in check, and mass extinction is not possible. Ironically, one of the biggest threats to the cordyceps fungus is, in fact, fungal infection. A hyperparasitic fungus that infects the O. unilateralis effectively castrates the fungus, preventing it from releasing its spores and infecting other ants. Environmental conditions affect the viability of spores because if specific conditions are not met, the spores cannot germinate. Studies have shown that only 6.5% of O. unilateralis spores released are viable (Hughes, David).
It’s capable of killing off an entire colony of bees in as little as half a year. This pathogen is actually a type of fungus that originated in Asia, and only affected the Asian honey bee until it was introduced into the United States in the 1990’s. Once it comes into contact with a bee, it is massively invasive nature rapidly destroys the bee’s cells, and sabotages the digestive tract. It was believed to be one of the main causes of Colony Collapse Disorder, but there was no solid evidence to prove if it was, or if the pathogen was working in conjunction with another factor. Ingested Nosema spores pass through their host’s digestive tract until the spores germinate, then the polar filament punctures epithelial cells and they replicate within.
The risks begin before the insecticide has fully broken down which does not persist for long periods of time. The most affected creature are the bees that are coming into contact with the insecticide. The aerial spraying in North Carolina resulted in the death of millions of honeybees. The product used, Trump, which contains the pesticide Naled, is labeled to be highly toxic to bees. Many beekeepers were not warned about the aerial spraying which resulted in the loss of their colonies.
However, there is one environmental factor that is being destroyed and greatly affects the sustainability of all regions: the bee population. In Kern County, California, Bret Adee is America’s largest beekeeper and maintains over 92,000 beehives. Adee’s bees are in high demand across the nation because of the dying bee population, known as the colony collapse, that risks the sustainability of future generations. The decreasing of the bee population is
As a result, the bee larvae died or would take longer to develop. When bees are in contact with the toxic pesticides, they may also be intoxicated and not be able to find their way home. Who would have known that pesticides, created for better crops, would cause more harm than good? It is like a nefarious virus humans created that in fact is themselves and everything around them. So, what can we do to help out?
They pose a risk to many large predators that are poisoned when they try to eat their highly toxic bodies (Shine, 2014). Why has it become a problem? Exactly 101 cane toads were brought into northern Queensland from Hawaii in 1935 as farmers were concerned about crop damage