The Importance Of Pollinators In Bee Culture

1704 Words7 Pages
Pollinators have always been of importance in our natural history. From pollinating our plants to providing about one-third of our food supply. Where would we be without bees? The natural balance of the world would be thrown off of its routine course. In fact, most of the world’s populations would be unable to sustain their needs. Pollinators maintain our ecosystems, and crops necessary to support both our farm animals and ourselves. Bees specifically have been known to carry out these tasks, they are by far the most important pollinator for humans. We have become so reliant on honeybees that it would be impossible to rebound from the detrimental effects the extinction of honeybees would leave on our world. Risks imposed upon
…show more content…
(2010). The quest for the perfect hive: a history of innovation in bee culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Magrach, A., Holzschuh, A., Bartomeus, I., Riedinger, V., Roberts, S. M., Rundlöf, M., & ... Vilà, M. (2018). Plant-pollinator networks in semi-natural grasslands are resistant to the loss of pollinators during blooming of mass-flowering crops. Ecography, 41(1), 62-74. doi:10.1111/ecog.02847
Marcotty, J., Schneider Jones, R. (2015). Bees at the brink: Nature’s dying migrant worker. Retrieved from
Rehan, S. M. (2013). First evidence for a massive extinction event affecting bees close to the K-T boundary. PloS one, 8(10), p. e76683. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0076683
Spivak, Marla. “Why bees are disappearing” TED, uploaded by TEDGlobal, June 2013,
United States Environmental Protection Agency (Need to find Date) DDT - A Brief History and Status Retrieved from
Winfree, R. (May 2010). The conservation and restoration of wild bees. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1195(1), p.169-197. Retrieved from doi

More about The Importance Of Pollinators In Bee Culture

Open Document