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What is happening to Bees? The bee population is decreasing because of diseases and pesticides also lack of food. Honey bees are disappearing due to disorders. According to CBS News “CCD has been devastating the U.S. honey bee population since at least 2006. The mysterious disorder causes honey bees to disappear from their hives, and their bodies are rarely found. Experts have floated several theories for CCD, including disease, parasites, stress, and lack of access to food sources.” The bee population is decreasing because of diseases and pesticides also lack of food. According to James Cooper a Italian journal published at the University of Bologna. “In fact, what seems to have happened is that as the bee colonies declined as winter approached, there were fewer bees eating the same amount of insecticide, which eventually killed them." Bees are eating large amount of insecticides which is causing them to die. Bee population is decreasing every year because of pesticides and lack of food sources also diseases.
What is Colony Collapse Disorder? Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is the disappearance of the majority worker bees in a colony. The cause of the Colony collapse disorder is parasitic varroa mites, pesticides. According to the NPIC “Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) was first reported in 2006. Beekeepers began reporting high colony losses where the adult honeybees simply disappeared from the hives, almost all at the same time. There were few, if any, dead bees found in or around the hives. The queen and immature bees (brood) were often found in the hives with plenty of food stores, inadequately attended by a few adult bees.” The colony collapse disorder is causing many bees to die. Dr.Ramesha Sagili and Dr. Louisa Hooven Stated “The study of CCD has improved scientists' understanding that one or multiple stressors can lead to colony loss. In addition to CCD, parasites and pathogens, poor nutrition, pesticide exposure, lack of genetic diversity, and habitat loss can weaken or kill honeybee colonies. The number of colonies reported to be lost to CCD has been declining since 2008, but overall colony loss rate is still a major concern.”
How would bees dying affect human? Bees are responsible for the food on our plate. They keep plants and crops alive, without our bees crops would cease to exist so we should work hard to protect and preserve them. Carlen Jupe states "The bottom line is, if something is not done to improve honeybee health, than most of the interesting food we eat is going to be unavailable”.Losing bees is extremely harmful to human race because our favorite fruits and veggies are going to be more expensive. If bees continue to die off then we might also die. According to NRDC “So if honeybees did disappear for good, humans would probably not go extinct (at least not solely for that reason). But our diets would still suffer tremendously. The variety of foods available would diminish, and the cost of certain products would surge”. This will cause limited our fruits and veggies choices and most people will completely turn to fast foods if their favorite fruits and veggies are expensive. Instead of people spreading a lot of money on fruits and veggies will go to Mcdonald's for a cheap quick meal.
Why is the bee population declining? The bee population is declining because of pesticides and neonicotinoids. Neonicotinoids are a class of insecticide chemically related nicotine. According to Mercola “Neonicotinoid pesticides, which are widely used in intensive agricultural operations, have been implicated in the decline of bees, particularly in commercially bred species like honeybees and bumblebees.” The use of neonicotinoids are very harmful to due to the fact they are being sprayed on to fields and while bees are pollinating flowers it kills them also plants start to produce this toxic then bees start to drink the liquid toxic and die. Prof Dave Goulson stated “Neonicotinoids are already known as a major cause of the decline of bees and other pollinators. These pesticides can be applied to the seeds of crops, and they remain in the plant as it grows, killing the insects which eat it. The quantities required to destroy insect life are astonishingly small: by volume these poisons are 10,000 times as powerful as DDT. When honeybees are exposed to just 5 nanogrammes of neonicotinoids, half of them will die.”If the pesticides and neonicotinoids going to continue being used then the bee population will continue to suffer.
How can we save the bees? We can save bees by not using chemicals and pesticides also giving water to bees. According to GreenPeace “To protect our bees and agriculture we need to shift from destructive industrial agriculture towards ecological farming. First and important steps are: 1. Ban all bee-harming pesticides 2. Adopt a bee-action plan 3. Promote ecological farming” These steps will help save our bees by eliminating the things that hurt them.It is important for bees to drink water because they get thirsty. According to Eric Mussen from the Department of Entomology and Nematology “"Like most other animals, the bodies of honey bees are mostly water," he points out. "Thus, they need to drink water routinely as we do. Additionally, water (or sometimes nectar) is critical for diluting the gelatinous food secreted from the head glands of nurse bees, so that the queen, developing larvae, drones, and worker bees can swallow the food.” A low usage of chemical and pesticides will save our bees.

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