Don’t Be A Buzz Kill!!!

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Article responded to: ‘What’s killing our bees?’

These furry, fuzzy little friends are one of the most important insects on earth. Bee colonies are rapidly decreasing in the UK, Canada and America, not so much in Europe. The consequences for our biodiversity and agriculture could be disastrous.

Bees are more vital than you think. They are constantly busy all year round, especially during Spring, pollinating our crops and plants to make a majority of our food supply. A common food that bees produce is honey. Honey is not just made for consuming, it is also used in medicine to heal wounds and aid the common cold.

Doctors and scientists have researched and studied this problem and discovered that weather, pesticides and parasites are the main causes for killing our bees. If bee colonies disappear, plants and crops will diminish. To prevent the decline is quite the predicament. A solution to save the bees would be to genetically modify plants and crops but that goes against the laws of nature. It would appear that, the only solution is to ban the use of pesticides and parasites to help save the bees.

“If the bee disappeared of the face of the earth, man would only have four years to live.” – Maurice Maeterlinck, The Life of the Bees. This quote tells me the fate of humankind rests in the buzz of the mighty bee.

digitaljournal.com/article/355788

2 thoughts on “Don’t Be A Buzz Kill!!!

  1. You’ve chosen some interesting topics for your posts. I just read your closing quote to my husband – it’s so powerful. I don’t think I’ve ever considered just how important bees are to human life and food production. I also stumbled across an interesting article via Twitter about ‘zombees’ – bees affected by fly parasites, which eventually kill them. Check it here: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4184479?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003&ir=Green – let me know what you think. Oh, and an excellent, creative title!! Nice work.

    • Hey Mrs Edwards. Thank you for the comment I am really happy and proud of myself for giving you good reading material. I read the article on the “Zombees” and thought it was another great way to bring awareness to the topic. The way the flies kill the bees is like when tics attack snails from the inside or when people use gas in chemical warfare. It sounds like a horrible death. Thank you for the link 🙂

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