The Secret Life Of Bees Argumentative Essay

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There are 25,000 types of bees in the whole world. Bees are a very important part of our life. They provide one out of three bites of food that end up on our table. The bees work non-stop, pollinating everything they can to provide food for their own, and in turn, give us our needed crops. Of one hundred crops, seventy are pollinated by bees. But over the past few years, thousands of bees have been dying. For over a decade, bees have been dying off, up to thirty percent per year. Forty two percent of US bee colonies have died in 2015. Bees have been suffering from a loss of wildflowers, habitat, spreading diseases, and climate change. All this stress on the bees makes them vulnerable to pesticide poisoning. The pesticides have harmful chemicals, called Neonicotinoids. When bees go to pollinate a flower, they store their nectar in something called a honey stomach, and the bees take to their pollinated substance to their hive. But the pesticides get into the nectar, and the nectar is put into the bee’s stomach, and they get sick. These chemicals are not only harming the bees, but birds as well. In the Netherlands, bird populations dropped in areas where neonicotinoid was used.
Neonicotinoids are used in one hundred and fifty millions of acres of land per year. A study found that thirty five pesticides are in the pollen collected by the bees.
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In order to ensure that there are bees for the future, we need to make sure we are doing all we can to help them. If we start using all natural pesticides, we would be making a big impact on the bees for the better. The pesticides we use now on plants are killing the bees, and are harmful to other animals. All natural pesticides are just as effective getting rid of pests as the harmful chemicals, maybe even better. We rely on the bees for food. Without the bees, our supermarkets would look very different from the way they do

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