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.