How global warming started is an issue that may or may not be preventative. This is affecting the world in so many ways and is another cause of the disappearance of honey bees all around the world. Due to the climate increase bees have failed to migrate to cooler areas resulting in bee territories shrinking by nearly two hundred miles in Europe and North America. Having this drastic loss of active bees will kill the crops that were in the areas that were failed to migrate to. 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.
Colony Collapse Disorder and Pesticides 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.
However, this perception is mistaken. Without bees, aftermath. Over the past decade bee populations have been dropping drastically. A 40% loss of honeybees happened in the U.S. and U.K. lose 45% of its commercial honeybee since 2010. This is a phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) in which worker bees from a beehive abruptly disappear in a short time.
Beginning in 2006, United State started to have a shocking news of huge numbers disappearance of honey bees. Colony Collapse Disorder Preliminary Report by Diana Cox-Foster and Dennis vanEngelsdorp (2006) was mentioned, A beekeeper in Pennsylvania Dave Hackenberg is the first beekeeper reported the disappearance of honey bees phenomenon to entomologists. In an usual autumn day, Hackenbery check his bee’s hive in beehive as usual, he was surprised to find that only queen bee and young worker bees still alive, others all dead. Even more surprised him, he look around and tried to find out the dead body of bee, but he cannot find any of dead body, all of that just disappear. As more and more countries across the world apear this phenomenon, it was defined as Colony collapse disorder.
The heat from global warming will also cause pests to multiply fast which will also lead to less crops. Global warming will also make water difficult to give to livestock which will cause dehydration and mass death in livestock population. There will also be an Increase of water temperature harming fisheries and wild seafood population. These impacts can threaten human health through malnutrition, food poisoning, and diseases. There is concern that climate change will have very negative affect on human life and the environment.
The Beekeepers were reporting losses between 30 and 90 percent of the hives that they maintained. It was coming into winter and hives do experience losses but it was never seen in such a large number before. The main observation of what would become known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) was that a very small amount to zero adult honey bees were found in the hive, there was a queen, immature bees and honey present, but without mature adults present not enough workers were available to maintain the very existence of the hive itself so the hive dies off the other event that is being witnessed is a mass die off bees as a whole within the colony itself. ("Honey Bees and Colony Collapse Disorder"). This is not a new event in the U.S. and... ... middle of paper ... ...nifer.
As many argue that it’s a myth, Global warming can be a factor. This can cause many modifications to our environment, like causing flowers to bloom earlier or later than usual. When honey bees come out of hibernation, the flowers that provide the food they need to start the season have already bloomed. Another reason for the declining amount of bee’s is the pesticide use on farms (Why We Need Bees). Some toxic pesticides meant to kill pests, can harm the honey bees needed for pollination.
At the same time certain childhood health issues such as allergies and autism seem to be creeping up in numbers. Some say this is a reason to stay away from genetically modified foods and go for a more organic natural diet. This leads to our honey bees and other pollinators, researchers have first suggested cell phones as the major culprit in honey bee die offs. This is proven false and as more research has been conducted we are looking at multiple issues. Among these is colony collapse disorder which is basically bees completely disappearing from a hive or the finding of all bees dead in and around the hive.
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.
The cell phone radiation is compromising the bee’s ability to sense the magnetic fields and gets the bee so confused it basically gets lost and won’t ever find its way back to the hive. There are so many different opinions and research that are said to be the cause of CCD, whether it is only one of these factors or all of them together that is causing the problem there are still a problem that needs to be majorly reduced. The loss of bees (CCD) have been known since 2006 and although it is said by some that the problem is getting better all hive keepers and commercial farmers are still struggling with their bee colonies and believe it could get worse. In total bees contribute more than $15 billion to U.S crop production (Holland, 2013).