Many people see bees andthe first thing that comes to there mind is to kill it before it stings them.But, no one thinks of the consequences behind their actions. Bees, especiallyhoney bees are in danger of being extinct and are gravely dying every year. Beesare extremely important to our ecosystem and without them we are basically nothing.
As A. Einstein once said: “If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth,man would only have four years left to live” and that is something reallyterrifying to me.Accordingly, bees don’thave much time every single year more and more bees die and it’s not somethingcommon.
Even though there have been little improvements; during the past yearwe lost 33.2% of bee colonies still being 7.3% less then (2015-16) that we lostthat year 40.
5% of bee colonies. However even though it was a slightimprovement it still isn’t enough for us to not be concerned, it’s still a highrate. The year that had the lowest loss of bee colonies on record was (2011-12)with less than 25% of bee colonies lost. It’s a work in process so we must giveit time but, the problem here is that were running out of it.Bees are important to ouragriculture because without them we wouldn’t have anything to pollinate ourfood and therefore, we would eventually run out of food. One out of every threebites of food we consume is a result of pollinators like honey bees. Some foodcrops like for example: blueberries and cherries are 90% dependent on honeybees to pollinate them. Even though there are more insects who pollinateplants, bees do 80% of the pollination.
It is believed that our agriculture hasfifth-teen to twenty-five years left. Now imagine without bees to pollinatecrops, it would be even less time. There’s obviously not going to be much foodand without food we won’t survive for long. Honey bees need healthy crops and forthe crops to be healthy honey bees are needed, so they play a big role in ourenvironment.Due to global warming andeverything going wrong in our ecosystem because of humans polluting it, wemight just end up adding bees to our list of extinct species. What would be ourworld without bees? We, as in humans and animals, would have nothing to eat. Also,there wouldn’t be many trees which would result in less oxygen for us tobreathe. Imagine a world where they’re barely flowers or beautiful greenlandscapes.
We would end up seriously unhealthy and eventually extinct as well ashoney bees and when that time comes, I truly hope I’m not around to see such ahorrible world. In conclusion, as I said before bees play a big role inour ecosystem and everyday life and without them we won’t live for long. So,for that reason, we must spread awareness to people that don’t know the importanceof Honey bees. Only when we start caring about their life and our environment,our world might stand a chance. We need to think of the consequences of using pesticidesin our yards and plants because they harm bees.
Also, we need to stop killingbees because were scared it’ll sting us, usually if you pay bees no mindthey’ll do the same. Just try to make a difference. Because, if you reallythink about it, the only thing killing them is us, which really means werekilling ourselves. Little actions can lead to big outcomes, so spread awarenessand don’t kill bees!