According to Rader, climate change affects pollinator-dependent crop production Since seventy-five percent of the leading global food crops are produced from insect pollinator there will be a huge food shortage overtime. (1). In the image, Disappearing Bees, Natural Grocers demonstrated what a modern grocery store will look like in a few decades if the honey bees do take their plight. Without pollination the world will not develop fruits and vegetables as we have now. Most of the produce section is stripped away leaving potatoes, oranges, turnips, and a few others.
Have you ever thought about our honey bees? Some people think they're a nuisance but these hardworking small insects make it possible for your favorite foods to reach your table. In the winter of 2006 a strange event happened with the honey bee hives across the country. Millions of bees vanished from their hives. The disappearing bees left billions of dollars of crops at risk and it threatened our food supply.
1/3 US honeybee colonies have disappeared or died and 42% increases from the past years during winter. Colony losses are affecting industries and agriculture. They were hardly enough bees in the US to produce springs vital almond pollination, putting $4billion in risk. Risking that almonds are the golden state’s most valuable agricultural export that are worth twice the price of ionic wine grapes and are the ones who depend most on honeybees. Fruits and vegetables that also depend on bees can affect farmers chance to increase yield.
Bees are on the endangered list and are dying quickly and if we do not do anything to try and stop it agriculture would suffer drastically. As the entomologist Marla Spivak said “Honeybees and wild bees are the most important pollinators of many of the fruits and vegetables we eat. Of 100 crop species that provide 90% of
Colonies of honeybees have been disappearing at an alarming rate around the world due to parasites, viral and bacterial diseases, and the introduction of pesticides and herbicides. Over the past six years, on average, 30 percent of all the honey bee colonies in the U.S. died off over the winter of 2012(NPR/TED). If this trend continues to spiral downward, honey bees will disappear from the world. We must understand the importance of the Honey bee and change our environmental practices in order to sustain this vital insect. Just how important are honey bees to the ecosystem?
Bees are renowned in facilitating pollination for most plant life, including over 100 different vegetable and fruit crops. Without bees, there would be a huge decrease in pollination, which later result in reduce in plant growth and food supplies. On the other hand, without the pollination progressed with the assistance from bees, the types of flowers According to Dr. Albert Einstein, “If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live. No more bees, no more pollination…no more men”. That’s why bees’ extinction affects people more than we ever think, and could even forebode the doom day of human race.
Impacts of neonicotinoid exposure on the behaviour and performance of honey bees (Apis mellifera)? Honey bees not only make honey, but they also help pollinate crops worth more than $15 billion a year in the U.S. (NRDC). These small animals are extremely important for providing ecosystem services essential for sustaining biodiversity (Sandrock et al., 2014). However, since the mid-1980s, the honey bee populations have been suddenly declining. This decline is referred to as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) (Wu et al., 2011).
Vanishing of the Honeybees All around the world honeybees are vanishing at an alarming rate, according to the documentary Vanishing of the Honeybees. This film features two commercial bee keepers and their fight to preserve their bee numbers. David Hackenburg was the first commercial bee keeper to go public the bee population was decreasing. Approximately two billions bees have vanished and nobody knows the reason why. Honeybees are used all across America to help pollinate monoculture crops like broccoli, watermelon, cherries, and other produce.
Honey Bee Population Decline Daisy Childs 11-20-14 Professor Garcia ENG 1027 INTRODUCTION: Apis mellifera, commonly known as the honey bee, are solely responsible for pollinating one-third of the world’s crops, and they are in danger of dying off, according to the article “Natures Dying Migrant Worker,” written by Josephine Marcotty for the Star Tribune. This honey bee population decline poses a huge threat to our environment, farmers, and economy. It is assumed by BBC News writer Zoe Gough in her article,"Wild Honey Bees: Does Their Disappearance Matter?" that all of the wild honey bees in England and Wales are gone. The worldwide eradication of honey bees may not be too far away.
The disappearance of honey bees is baffling scientists everywhere. Although most people see bees as useless annoying insects, they play an important role in the eco-system. Without bees, agricultural business would cease to exist, so it is vital that bees are saved. Currently, about one-third of the honey bees on the United states have disappeared. It seems that within a few days of having a good, healthy colony of bees, most of the adult population disappears.