The bee population is on a rapid decline, we must do something to help prevent them from undergoing extinction. Bee populations aren't just decreasing in certain regions, the population is decreasing in majority of the world. Heavy losses have been reported by beekeepers from various different countries like; Britain, Spain,
The Decline of British Bees There are over 1500 insect species that are thought to help with pollination in the UK. Virtually any insect that visits flowers can carry out pollination. This includes the best known, the bees along with butterflies, hoverflies, a few beetles and moths. Bees are a massive component in ecological systems with 78-94% of wild plant species and 75% of crop species pollinated by animals and provide important social and economic aids to humans through crop pollination and maintaining the biodiversity and character of the British landscape. It is generally accepted that pollinator figures are in deterioration. Most Garden plants and agricultural/horticultural crops rely on bees to bring about fertilisation by transferring pollen from the flowers’ anthers to the stigmas. These include most tree and soft fruits, and many vegetables including marrows, courgettes runner beans, tomatoes and broad beans, Allowing the decline of pollinators means that plants that are not pollinated will not produce seeds or fruits, this is a problem if not remedied will affect the whole of the world and civilization as we know it as an abundance of unfertilised plants could eventually lead to food shortages and environmental destruction through the loss of vegetation. (Rhs.org.uk, 2016)
Swarming of a beehive is dangerous in a way that the bees are vulnerable to weather or predators. There are plenty of reasons for bees to die naturally, but it is also affected by the amount of beekeepers. Bees have also been being killed by farmers using pesticides to protect the fruit they sell. This either kills the bee or it makes the bee’s senses give false information. If the bee’s senses are disturbed the bee will not make it home and more than likely will die. Bees need their senses because they sometimes travel two miles from its hive to collect nectar and to pollinate plants. Patti Smith said, “I've said this over and over, but I'll say it a million more times - I'm concerned more about the death of a bee than I am about terrorism. Because we're losing hives and bees by the millions because of such strong pesticides,” (Web). In 1950 there was an estimated amount of 6,000,000 honeybee hives. Sixty years later, this amount dropped nearly 2,000,000 hives (Web). Bees are very important to life on earth and if people do not help bee populations thrive, there could be negative plant, animal, and human effects
The Salt Lake Bees are a Triple A, minor league baseball team that play in the Pacific Coast League(PCL), and are based in Salt Lake City, Utah. They started off as the Portland Beavers in 1903, playing at Vaughn Park. Following their 1993 season, the Bees moved to the beautiful
Conclusion Before we started researching this project we didn’t know how important bees are to our environment. In general, we can help solve this problem in our environment by limiting the use of pesticides. Creating regulations and laws limiting and controlling the use of neonicotinoid and coumaphos pesticides would greatly help the bees population. We can also reward farmers for practices that help wild bee populations thrive, such as leaving habitat for bees in their surrounding fields, alternating crops so bees have food all year long, and not using harmful
An issue that is very important to me is the environment. More specifically, the issue of the declining bee population . As a vegetarian, animals are quite important to me. Honeybees and Bumblebees are pollinators. Pollinators fertilize plants . The bees have a crucial role in the growth of flowers and plants. of pollinate 80% of flowering crops, according to the Department of Agriculture. If bees were to disappear, we would lose a lot of our staple crops. This will induce national effects on America. The bee population is declining at an alarming rate. The main reason why this is happening is because of pesticides. Science with no respect to the environment and to people has catastrophic effects. But, I believe that we can reverse this problem.
Bee decline is an increasing issue in the United states of America. An article written by the University of Vermont reveals a map of over 139 troubled zones for the population of bees and why they might be endangered. The University of Vermont is a well-respected establishment when it comes to research and Agriculture.
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2014 to Present: Member of the Olympia Beekeepers Association (OBA). As an active member I took part in the negotiations that arranged for the installation of bee hives at the Olympia Airport. My outreach group and I, working on a pollinator awareness project, installed two hives and have been maintaining them for two years. Our current collaborative efforts with the airport are advancing an auction to donate our honey proceeds in support of a local woman’s shelter. I developed and facilitated a Pollinator Awareness briefing for the Squaxin Island Tribe’s Community Garden team. I have also, for the last two years manned the OBA Grays Harbor Fair both promoting pollinator awareness and education in our community.
It was a normal, peaceful Wednesday morning in Tuscon, Arizona. Four landscapers were called to tend to a yard for a ninety-year-old man. One of them turned on his lawnmower. Almost immediately, the vibration of its
Lily Owens is almost 14. She says swarms of bees visit her every night and create pretty air shows in her room. It's left ambiguous whether the bee invasion is real or imagined, but it's no wonder Lily would create companions for herself, as she's quite lonely—her father, T. Ray,
Bees are r-selected species, which means that they have a short life span, so it would not be essential to spend money and time trying to eliminate them when we can just continue to evade them.
Madison Manchester Mrs. Kopcak English 12 8 May 2016 Senior Paper: Bee Disappearance Seven years ago honeybee colonies were reported to be dying en masse. They were dying from multiple causes, and these bee disappearances reflect an infertile landscape and a dysfunctional food system. The problem is that in the last 50 years bees have been dying and we’re planting more crops that require bees pollination. Colony Collapse Disorder, Varroa mites, and our farming practices attribute to these disappearances of our most important pollinator, bees.
The Disappearance of the Bees 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.