During the last debate of the Royal Geographical Society of London, the Earthwatch Institute gave a conclusion that the bees are the most important living being on our planet. Scientists have also made a shocking announcement: According to recent studies, colonies around the Globe have seen reductions of up to 90%. This undeniable fact points that bees have already entered into extinction risk. The reasons for this problem are different. They mostly depend on the region, but as one of the main culprits are the massive deforestation, lack of flowers and safe places for nests, overuse of pesticide, changes in soil, etc.
WHY ARE BEES THE MOST VALUABLE LIVING BEING ON THE EARTH?
The Apiculture Entrepreneurship Center of the Universidad Mayor and the Apiculture Corporation of Chile, with the great support of the Foundation for Agrarian Innovation, conducted a scientific study where it was discovered that bees are not a carrier of any pathogen. Regardless of whether it was a virus, a bacterium, or a fungus.- declared SustainableWeek.
Around 70 0f 100 foods involved the favorable input of bees, and this is the reason why 70% of the world’s agriculture depends on them.
When bees do the pollinating, they allow plants to reproduce. If there were no bees, the fauna is going to disappear. The honey that is produced by them is not only a delicious food; it also has many other health benefits.
REASONS AND HYPOTHESES ATTRIBUTED TO THE EARLY DISAPPEARANCE OF BEES.
The Federal Institute of Technology of Switzerland gave a theory in which the blame is put on the waves produced by cell phones. These waves have a negative influence because they can disorient bees, causing them to lose their sense of direction and put their lives in danger.
The biologist and researcher Daniel Favre conducted 83 experiments together with some other researchers. The results of the research showed that in the presence of these waves, the bees produce a noise that is ten times higher than usual. This behavior is like an alarm that is sent to the other bees to warn them that they are in danger, and it is essential to leave the hive.
One of the biggest reasons that led to its disappearance is connected to the constant fumigation of crops. A great example is what happened in Colombia for the past three years. Around 34% of bees died of poisoning because of the uncontrolled use of agro toxins.
CAN WE FIX THIS PROBLEM?
There are solutions to this problem, but it seems hard to carry them out because of the traditional practices in production and agriculture.
There are three solutions, and we hope they can be conducted soon:
- Prohibition for using pesticides.
- Promotion of natural agricultural alternatives.
- Constant research and monitoring of the welfare, health, and conservation of bees.