Many beekeepers think that this reason causes bees to fade away. Also in the wild, honey bees usually live in one place at a time and have a winter break to store up their food. Farmers today travel their bees around the country to help grow and pollinate their crops. When they do this they take time away from the bees resting period and this causes bees to die. Pesticides, which kill certain plants, animals, and fungi, cause another reason for the bees deaths.
Pollination is required by the bees and a pesticide that is less harmful to bees, but is also effective at protecting other fruit and vegetable, needs to be created. Secondly, there needs to be a reduction in the human activities that cause stress to honey bees. One way to solve the stress of human activities is to create bee habitats that are located in isolated areas from human activity. These should still be privately- owned and operated, but function so that the bees are removed from harmful activities. Finally, the third cause for the Bee Colony Collapse Disorder is the small beetle that is invading the bee colonies and killing the bees.
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?
If bees were to become completely extinct, the world would be facing a major food epidemic. In Figure 2 below, it shows a Whole Foods market campaign that shows what the world of produce looks like without the bees contribution. Industries relying on bees are starting to be more aware of the growing issue, in an article from Business Insider it discusses, “Whole Foods recently imagined what our grocery store would like in a world without Bees by removing more than half of the market 's produce” (What Our World Would Look Like Without Honeybees, Dina Spector). It is said to imagine that the world of food could look so empty, the contribution that Bees have are irreplaceable. Here’s one for the groups of people that believe the world will be okay without our sweet little stripped friends, we won’t be.
Many did not see success in their agricultural products and sold their lands at extremely low prices. Some immigrated to the United States to have better opportunities, economically wise. NAFTA was intended to decrease the number of illegal immigrants but the exact opposite happened. “By 2006, there were more than 20 million” (The Failures of NAFTA, coha.org) illegal immigrants and two thirds of those people were motivated to move to America because of NAFTA. Others migrated to northern Mexico, where advanced technology for agriculture is prominent.
The use of pesticides and the destruction of their natural habitats are killing bees, despite these being fairly solvable issues. Awareness of this issue has been getting larger, but so has the threat of the bee’s extinction. Many still have no idea how people can help their declining population. Saving the bees is an important and urgent cause because of the nutritional, economical, and medicinal benefits they provide us with and the increasing threat of their demise. Although it is unknown to many, bees are the workers behind the making of a lot of food and money.
Bee hives are disappearing daily, not only will this cause some food consumption to go down but also, economic decisions could be different because there will be no choice to have honey, shelter, and fiber, so we should focus more on measure to protect bees, that way they don 't become extinct. Bees also pollinate in the spring causing there to be enough plants and trees, and to maintain they are alive. Bees pollinate plants by landing on the flowers, picking up pollen and then transferring it to other plants of the same species while they collect nectar. Without bees the plants wouldn 't be able to be pollinated as easily and there wouldn 't be that many that would even get any pollen. It has often been said that bees are responsible for
Cardelle 1 Caroline T. Cardelle Mrs. Shores Science October 19, 2016 The Cuckoo bee Pollinators are very important in today`s world. Plants wouldn’t grow as wonderfully as they do without them. The white house said pollinators contribute more than twenty four billion dollars to the United States. Pollinators also help in the production of seventy five percent of crops and eighty percent of flowers. (Xerces Society) The cuckoo bee is not pollinating on purpose.
Without bees our food supply would quickly decrease. Hazel Sillver says, “Honey bees are declining in population and may be facing extinction. This is bad not just for the bees, but also for humans, who rely on bees to pollinate many plants and important agricultural crops.” Without bees, crops cannot be pollinated, which stunts growth and can cause the crop to be uneatable or it could be left with very low nutrients. Later, Hazel Sillver states, “The bee is vital…. It pollinates
Although civilization has allowed people to place themselves in a different category than nature, humans are a part of the natural world. With this power also comes the responsibility to act in ways that don’t harm other forms of life. In Silent Spring, Rachel Carson brings to light the harmful effects of DDT and pesticide usage. At the time, common citizens weren’t concerned about the environment, and accepted pesticide use as a method to eradicate insect problems. However, by focusing on these single issues, people were missing the larger picture.