Amy Barth’s wrote “rise of the zombees”, my opinion is zombees are really weird. To start, When a female zombie fly lands on a honeybee she injects fly eggs into it. A zombie-fly stays in a honeybee. Additionally, These fly pupae came from inside the bees. A zombie-fly eats the bees to make a zombee. Finally, As a result, the bee begins to show signs of strange, zombie-like a behavior. It acts like a zombie and walks in circles on the sidewalk. My opinion is zombees are really weird.
Global Research of CA has found that just within the last five years, “30% of the national bee population has disappeared and nearly a third of all bee colonies in the U.S. have perished.” (Statistic, Global Research Of California)
Albert Einstein once said, “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man” (“Einstein Once Said…”). After careful thought on this matter, this can be a scary concept to process. Millions of years have passed with the honey bee gracing the earth, and in fact, the honeybee is the only insect that aids in the production of food that is consumed by the human race (“20 Amazing Honey Bee Facts!”). Imagine going to a grocery store and there being no almonds to buy, a scarce supply of apples to choose from, and a very limited
Amy Barths purpose in writing “Rise of the Zombees!” is to recount that the reason some bees act like zombies is because of zombie fly young eating out their insides. Biologist John Hafernik made the first discovery about the zombees in 2008; he noticed a few bees acting strangely, so he collected them for studying. John saw that after a few weeks, the bees had died and were replaced by brown fly pupae. After some extensive research, Hafernik found that the female zombie flies inject bees with eggs, and the young hatch inside of the bees. John wanted to find more zombees. So he set up zombee watch for people all over the country to try and locate zombees.
When I first read through Nathanael Johnson’s article discussing the fall of bee populations in relation to a catastrophic unearthly demise, I kept an open mind. With my personal opinion about the bee crisis stifled, I read on to see if Johnson could aptly convince me of his argument. Unsurprisingly, he failed.
Since the late 1990s, beekeepers around the world have observed the mysterious and sudden disappearance of bees, and report unusually high rates of decline in honeybee colonies. Bees do more than just make honey! Bee transfer pollen and seeds from one flower to another, fertilizing the plant so it can grow and produce food. Cross-pollination helps at least 30 percent of the world's crops and 90% affects our food. The sweet fruits humans eat such as, strawberries, mangoes, grapes, apples, and bananas would not be the same taste wise as they are now. We simply couldn’t live in the same world if it weren’t for the bees.
The article represented the areas that were declining in wild bee population and what the causes were as well as why. This was an eye-opening article, the more people that read this article the better off the bees will be. The bees play a major part scientifically speaking and the decline will hurt more than just the agricultural state of the united states. The article could show more of what could be done to help ease the loss of the wild bees. Human life would not be able to be sustained as efficiently if we do not have the necessary pollinators around for the production of
Many people say that bees are accountable for one of every three bites of food we eat. In addition to plant pollination (crucial to crop growth), bees also provide people with many wax based products as well. Honeybees are singlehandedly one of the most important organisms in our ecosystem, however their efforts are often ignored. The bees are dying, and their mysterious disappearances are raising far less warning signs than needed. Colony collapse disorder has been an enormous concern for quite a while now, and it is only getting worse. Using multiple scholarly sources, the importance of CCD and bees will be brought to light throughout this paper. An introduction to the definition of colony collapse disorder will be looked at as an
The article “Hivey Leaguers” discusses problems affecting the bee population in the United States ranging from chemicals and insecticides to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Colony Collapse Disorder occurs when the worker bees disappear from the hives, leaving behind the queen and the nurses to take care of the immature bees. This newly discovered threat to bee populations caused widespread panic in the entomologist community and lead to a race to find the cause, and the relative cure. Though this new disorder was a danger, the real bane of the bees was a much more sinister, and domestic, threat.
According to the article, Honey Bee Heath and Colony Collapse Disorder, honey bees around the U.S are slowly and puzzlingly disappearing. This slow disappearance of the honey bee population is caused by a disorder known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD.) Colony Collapse Disorder causes adult honey bees to completely “vanish” leaving behind only the queen bee along with immature bees. Although this disease is receiving a lot of attention and research on CCD is taking place, the causes and treatments for Colony Collapse Disorder are still undefinable as well. Some may ask, “Who cares? Why is it important that bees are disappearing?” It is important because bees are the foundation to U.S agriculture and they are vital to worldwide economic stability which is why finding the cause and treatment for CCD is a top priority for scientists and researchers around the world.
From around the year 2006, many bee farmers in the U.S.A and some parts of Europe started reporting sharp declines in their bee stocks. The reason for this declining numbers was not known and therefore scientists named it colony collapse disorder (CCD). Colony collapse disorder (CCD) is a not a very old phenomena and it became popular when large number of bee colonies started disappearing. The disappearing was mysterious since no dead bees were found in or around the beehives after a colony’s number was reported to have gone down or vanished. This prompted a lot of study and investigations to uncover the mystery and to establish possible remedies. Among the many reasons for the causes of the CCD
According to www.epa.gov, 11/7/17 the main idea about the subject is discovering why bees population decreases, and the reason for why bee colonies disappear. When there is an epidemic queens and young bees remain. Relativity abundant honey and pollen gets reserved. Many changes happen to the habitat when the bees forge. Inadequate forage and poor nutrition also occur. Increased loss due to invasive various types of mites cause a lot of problems too.
In the past few week some beekeepers are reporting death of bees. This is occurring in southeastern United States where there are reports of the bees dying. The beekeepers are saying millions of their bees are dying because of the spraying of an insecticide meant to control the outbreak of the Zika virus. The Zika virus is spread by mosquitos. This spray used to kill the Zika infected mosquitos is a neurotoxin and it is also toxic to bees. Bees are important in pollination. This insecticide is being sprayed from the sky by government officials. It is meant to control the spread of the Zika virus.
In the article “The Endangerment Of Bees And New Developments In Beekeeping: A Social Science Perspective Using The Example Of Germany” written by Stephan Lorenz, it’s said that the endangerment of bees is because of social causes. It gives two case studies that evaluate developments that are harmful or beneficial to bees, and study different methods of beekeeping and how it affects bees. Lorenz states that the endangerment of bees could be because of the careless use of insecticides, which kill bees when they try to pollinate plant species (Lorenz).
Honey bees, feared by the misinformed and admired by the intelligent, are dying. The interest in bees from many environmentalists is not for a sudden cause, as this issue is not new to the world. Honey bees as a population have been in decline for years but have yet to reach the endangered species list anywhere in the United States except for Hawaii. Many people kill bees that buzz around joyfully, simply because they are afraid of being stung by them; however, a vast majority of bees do not sting and the others do not care. This unfortunate commonality is not even one of the top causes of the worldwide epidemic of honey bees. Although bees are jokingly idolized on the internet in pictures and videos as a result of a popular children’s movie, their population decline is in fact quite serious. Honey bees and other pollinators like birds and insects ensure the pollination of flowering plants and crops all around the globe. Not only do honey bees pollinate plants that produce the foods that humans eat, but they also pollinate trees that produce clean oxygen for Earth. Without honey bees, the world as we know it could soon end, due to carbon dioxide pollution and lack of farmable foods. The population of honeybees and other important pollinator-bee species is dwindling due to a dilemma known to scientists as colony collapse disorder (CCD) because of the use of bee-killing pesticides, known as neonicotinoids, the decrease of flower meadows in the world, and the general increase