Honey Bees, those cute little insects that buzz their way around your picnic basket during the summertime. Bees don’t only buzz about and produce the golden honey we love to consume but, these cute insects are very important pollinators such as the bats, birds, butterflies, and bumblebees. Bees pollinate up to 30% of the worlds crop yields, many of these crops are our favourite foods such as: Cucumber , Muskmelon, cantaloupe, Nectarine, Peach, Pear, Plum, prune, Pumpkin,the list of fruits, nuts and flowers goes on and on.
Therefore this research task is aimed at investigating whether or not survival of the human population is greatly dependant on the existence of bee populations. The words ‘human survival’ relate to how bees are known to …show more content…
The loss of bees is extremely devastating in terms of crops and economic stability in regards to the crop yields and loss of much of the food in our super markets, ultimately resulting in a temporary shortage of certain products that may be vital in order to sustain a population regarding the consumption of foods, which will lead to a famine in some parts of the world.The colony collapse disorder is the result of various factors, even our fast paced economic life style has an effect on these beautiful little creatures. The fast paced lifestyle of today calls for higher profit and crop yields, but due to our booming industry, pollution has also increased causing global warming to occur. Global warming causes flowers to bloom long before or after pollinators come out of hibernationAnother huge factor is the use of pesticides, such as neonicotinoid. Pesticide use on farms results in the bees being killed and harmed, unable to carry out their specific duties. 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 …show more content…
Therefore this investigation is needed to eradicate the lack of knowledge and understanding pertaining to this particular subject, and educate people of the real complexities which are causing the loss of bees. With better knowledge and understanding of this, people may then be able to reduce the amount of bee population disappearance by acting in a reasonable manner which will benefit not only the human race but also the bee population and the ecosystems that are linked to
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Meosha Robinson ISBL 10/22/2015 Monarch Butterfly Decline 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).
This project was chosen to investigate the decline of the honeybee and the impact on Australian agriculture. The honeybee decline is interconnected with environmental sustainability with key environmental challenges threatening the future of the honeybee and the industry of beekeeping. Some of these factors such as land degradation, limited water availability, loss of plant biodiversity, climate change, pests and pesticides loss of public lands such as National Parks, State forests and reserves, all impact on the sustainability and ecosystems which the honeybee depends and likewise, the ecosystems depend on the honeybee. With the disappearance of land to urbanisation and government restrictions on access to public lands some 70% of Australian
10 May 2017. It's hard to imagine that an animal as small and inconspicuous as a bee, could be our greatest ally in providing food, but approximately one third of everything we eat is a direct result of their hard work. Khouri, Nabila. "Bees are dying -- what can we do about it?"CNN.
In the novel, the conflict is caused because all the bees in the world die. If that were to happen, not only would a major pollinator disappear from the earth, thus destroying fauna throughout the world, but animals that rely on bees as part of the food chain would also suffer. In Stung, the absence of the bees leads to a pandemic, which scientists then try to solve with a vaccine. However, the vaccine turns children into beasts instead of curing them of the disease that threatens to engulf the entire human race. Finally, at the end of the book, a successful vaccine is discovered, allowing science to mitigate some of the damage it caused—but that does not change or excuse the fact that pesticides and vaccines nearly caused the extinction of humans as well as other
One of the big environmental issues here in Connecticut over the past few years is the high dying rate of bees. It has been reported by some of our local beekeepers that they are losing about 30% of all honeybee colonies each winter. This has adversely affected Connecticut’s almond, apple, strawberries and alfalfa productions, and costing millions annually. Scientists have identified several possible causative factors which include global warming, habitat loss, parasites and insecticides. Ethical extensionism, the argument that environmental ethics that moral standing should to be extended to things that traditionally are not thought to have moral standing, would argue that it is morally wrong to use insecticides that are killing local bee
Based on a scientific analys , the very accelerated loss of species that we are experiencing could be up to 1,000 to 10,000 losses per year. these losses do not only include wild animals or mammals that are constantly haunted , but also small pollinators such as bees. the bee decline is a an issue that is currently affecting most of North America and many countries in Europe , but the number of bee colonies are increasing in China . But if this issue is not solve as soon as possible , and the decline increases it will eventually become a worldwide issue.
Not only that some species of bees have very specific need for a certain type of plant/flower so if the killer bee takes a lot of pollen from one certain type of plant what will happen to that species of bee (Plants to attract bumblebees and other interesting native bees, 2013)? The population of The Killer Bees also affects the economy in more ways than one. Such as, beekeeping because they are having troubles because there are more expenses, and more difficulty finding sites for bees because of public fear.(Africanized Honey Bee, 2014). Overall the impact of the bees is greater than just than how it affects the
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the USDA’s internal research agency is leading several efforts to find the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder, and ways to stop it. The ARS has been striving to enhance honey bee regulation and health as well by improving bee management practices and studying honey bee diseases, vectors, and how to control them. Plus, a number of Federal agencies and state departments of agriculture, private companies, and universities have all started to seek the source and treatment of Colony Collapse Disorder. This is not the first time that bee population has declined drastically. There have been several periods in recent history that bees have been documented to have severe population loss, the 1880’s, 1920’s, and 1960’s.
Bees in Decline 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 ().
“Beekeepers across the United States lost 44 percent of their honey bee colonies during the year spanning from April 2015 to April 2016” (“Nation’s Beekeepers lost 44 percent of bees in 2015-2016”). Many famers today plant their cops in sections farther apart depending on the plant. When the bees go to collect nectar they cannot get as much food without getting tired. This has had an effect on bees because they die faster from having to fly so far. Many beekeepers think that this reason causes bees to fade away.
We see them all over during the spring, but in recent years, more and more bee colonies have died off. Between April of 2011 and April of 2012, a total of 29% of US managed honey bee colonies were lost. Between April of 2015 and April of 2016 almost 45% of managed US bee colonies were lost. This is an increase of
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. Without bees our food supply would quickly decrease.
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.
Michele Simon, a food health lawyer, clarifies that even small amounts can cause immense complications that result in worker bees not returning to their colonies. With damaged nervous systems, the pollinators develop problems that lead to Colony Collapse Disorder. Adding to the problem, most of the crops we consume are showered with neonicotinoids (2). Therefore, we are contributing to the