Bees

by MichelleBaker on May 14, 2017 - 10:56pm

         Bees

         In the past few years there has been an extreme shortage of bees and bee activity all around the world. Honey bees are extraordinary insects, and they are hugely important to our environment. I chose this article because this will effect my family, your family, and generations to come. Honey bees are closely related to wasp and ants, know for pollination. " There are nearly 20,000 bee species, found in every continent except Antarctica. Bees are in every habitat on the planet that contains insect-pollination flowing plants (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)." Honey bees, bumblebees, and stingless bees live in colonies. These bees feed on Nectar and pollen. Why are Honey bees so important? All sorts of fruits and vegetables are pollinated by the honey bee. Broccoli, squash, apples, and almonds are among the many. Pollination isn't just important for the food we eat directly, but it is critical for crops, such as beans and clover used to feed the livestock we eat and rely on for meat. Honey bees are insects that helps the environment, animals, and human being,so we can live, grow, and reproduce. This is a subject that will help us understand the way the environment works with and without bees. What can each individual do to help, or is this directly do to global warming? What do we think the outcome will be if bees become completely extinct.

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I'm very interested in this article, Michelle. Here is the URL for anyone to view it.
https://phys.org/news/2017-04-bees-heavy-pesticide-peril-drawn-out.html
Last semester the Biology club had a speaker come up from Washington DC who gave us a lecture on the risks of pesticides for the bee population and what to do to foster pollinators in our gardens. It was a great evening. We found out that 1 bee can pollinate 5000 flowers! Great summary.

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