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!
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!
My name is Matt Shaw from the Millsap FFA, and I am here today to talk to you about a major issue that is facing agriculture, the honeybee population.
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
how they are being effected . On the other hand, the honey bees are being hurt all around the world it almost makes us wonder should we be using pesticides. Not to mention , according to [Toxic action Center] . Pesticides are even in Breast Milk. Now, do the honey bees get what is getting in the breast milk. Now, according to the [Science Magazine] the bees are getting these from Niotunnitoyuds are what are hurting the honey bees. In additon,though the DDT´s can hurt birds a lot. By if a bird eats the insects then the egg shells become very soft and also the birds become very deformed. But it makes you wonder are the DDT’s really affecting the bes because bees do lay egg. So is it really the DDT’s . Or the other kind of
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.
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
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
To help prevent the outcome of no bees you can plant a garden in your yard or have plants, hanging from your balcony bees will love your new addition of plants to your home. Some plants prove to be great for bees, for example, rosemary, lavender, lilac, sage, and poppies among many other plants. There are plenty of choices ranging from small and large for you to choose from to suit your living situation! (BBA) It is also important to make sure you are practicing safe and organic gardening for your bees. If you struggle because of weeds make sure you are using certified organic weed killers rather than harmful pesticides. Pesticides and insecticides are
In the winter they are expecting to lose around 40 to 50 percent of their average beehives. Farmers haven’t necessarily noticed a decline in pollination of crops, because the decrease isn’t as apparent yet, but the Californian almond fields have. The fields usually require around 1.8 million bees to have a successful harvest, but since the incredible amount of bee losses in the last decade or so, farmers have had to export healthy bee colonies nationwide (). If the problem persists farmers of all sorts of plants that need pollination will have to export bees or not even get the amount of bees for a full successful harvest. This problem will get worse and worse overtime, and could eventually kill out those beautiful colored springs that the world is used to. Many have said, “that the cause of colony collapse disorder is likely a combination of factors that includes the widespread use of pesticides and fungicides, as well as the spread of viral pathogens and parasitic mites in beehives“ (Tucker). these can wipe out an entire colony or even thousands. This problem is a global problem, as Europe is also seeing the effects of an extraordinarily strong winter rolled by, potentially causing around 50% of their bee population to drop due to the harsh cold and crisp air. This is generally the most concerning against global warming causing harsh winters and summers, potentially dropping the bee population
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 .
For the past several years’ scientist and bee farmers have been noticing the disappearing of bees, but the most terrifying situation is not
This is because the scientists did not use the correct measures to safely quarantine these morphed bees. Two Brazilian scientists are behind the creation of these beasts. The only reason why these bees are relevant is because a few of them escaped and bred with the other bees in the area. Unfortunately for the scientists, the new “killer bees” bred so fast that it had escaped their control. The bees are a failed science experiment because the bees that were accidentally released into the world are now highly dangerous creatures.
Spring is in the air. So we are swarms of bees, looking for new homes. Initially, we have to recognize what kind of “bee” you are handling with. Common “bee” sightings fall into various different groups of potential species, of which most are not really bees. Now we are concentrated on removing honey bees only. We should not throw sticks, rocks or other items at the swarm in an attempt to drive it away. We are not attempting any procedures of bee control other than the advice I am going to give you here. We should not spray any chemicals. This could stimulate the bees, and is completely unnecessary. Given the troubles faced by all bees, we need to take care to protect the ones we have. We have to find a local beekeeping group and contact them.
Some of the harvests that rely on bees include nuts, soya beans, onions, carrots, broccoli and sunflowers to apples, oranges, blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, melons, avocados, peaches. Including cotton, the entire industry of pollination brings in about $60 billion a year, an average $15 billion of which in the United States alone. (Benjamin and McCallum, 4) An industry this crucial, that which is a foundation for several other industries to thrive, should be maintained and studied to prevent a snowball effect of the decay of industries. Unfortunately, the honeybee industry has been dying at an alarming rate.