The Potential Disasters of Colony Collapse Disorder

1113 Words Jan 30th, 2018 4 Pages
Human beings are also reliant on the services that honeybees provide, and often use them in commercial greenhouses and orchards to ensure proper pollination. Although much research has been done to try and discover the cause of the dying bees, no single factor has been determined. However, if the problem remains unsolved, it could lead to disastrous economic an ecological changes. Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is a strange phenomenon in which worker bees randomly disappear from the hive. Few or no dead workers are found within the hives that worker bees disappear from, and they are left with only a small cluster of bees with a live queen. There have been many theories published about possible reasons behind the loss of the worker bees, ranging from viruses, mites, pathogens, and insecticides all the way to increased cellphone usage interfering with the bees immune system and ability to navigate.
Anatomy And Background Of Bees Honeybees (Apis mellifera) have two sets of eyes, the ocelli and compound eyes. The ocelli consist of three small eyes with dense lenses on the top of the bees head. These eyes are used to detect light intensity, which helps them determine which way is up and down. The second set, the compound eyes, consist of two eyes both with 6900 hexagonal cells, called ommatidia, which allows the honeybee to…
Open Document