This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Disappearing Honey Bees Essay

673 words - 3 pages

Beekeepers in the U.S. and Europe have been noticing that their bees are disappearing. When the bees go to pollinate, as usual, they do not return and are never seen again. This is very bad because of how important the bees are to our environment, they pollinate our plants. Some may say that this lacks significant importance but, without bees to pollinate, plants can not produce fruits, nuts or vegetables. Many things have been said to have caused this decline in bee population, such as, C.C.D., G.M.O., Radiation, Global Climate changes, Pesticides, and Invasive species. This is what I have found on the topic.
Some researchers have said that pesticides and parasites have been to blame for the bees disappearing. Dr. Richard Gill and his team performed a study on this theory, the results were "nothing short of shocking". At the University of London, they found that two pesticides were to blame, after testing hundreds, Neonicotoid and Pyrethroid seem to be killing ...view middle of the document...

The problem with these species is that they have been said to be a factor in C.C.D., or Colony Collapse Disorder. Basically, C.C.D. takes place when bees are invaded by these parasites, all naturally existing in the world, when they are unintentionally brought to North America and Europe. The most bee deaths caused by parasites occurred in the winters of '95-'96 and '00-'01. Even when bee deaths weren't as extreme, they have been significantly greater than they were before '84.
A lot of people, researchers, keepers and regular people, think that radiation has a factor in bees disappearing. Atmospheric Electromagnetic Radiation caused by cell phone towers and wireless communication towers has been said to interfere with the bees' navigation systems. A study at the Landau university in Germany showed that bees will not return to the hive if there is a cellphone nearby. Some scientists say that global climate change may also have something to do the disappearance of bees. Climate changes maybe exaggerating the growth rates of pathogens, such as the mites, viruses and fungi that have been invading and attacking the bees. Constantly changing weather has also been shown to harm bees population.
In conclusion, the bees disappearing may have many different causes, as for what we should do about it, lessen the bees contact with the leading death factors. If farmers were to stop spraying flowers with Neonictoid or Pyrethroid, the bees wouldn't have a pesticide problem. If we limited the amount of Cellular towers in the world, or at least near the bee farms, we wouldn't have a problem with the Radiation. If we check all imported shipments for foreign animals, such as the bugs, we could stop the invasion of the foreign insects and lessen their impact on our environments. We should all stop to think before killing bees, too, We need to consider how vital they are to our environment and think about the major loss we would suffer without them. A world without natural fruits, flowers, nuts, and vegetables, is one without bees.

Works Cited

beesfree.biz , about.com

Find Another Essay On Disappearing honey bees

The Effects of Neonicotinoids on the Honeybee Population

1352 words - 6 pages Introduction: Honeybees, bumblebees, and solitary bees are the most important pollinators worldwide, with 35% of the world’s crop production dependent upon them (Blacquière et al. 2012). The declination of the honeybee problem is not just a problem in Canada, it is an issue worldwide. Worker bees are disappearing and not returning to their hives, this is known as colony collapse disorder (CCD) and it results in reduced colony growth and reduced

Why We Should Stop Extinction Essay

2262 words - 9 pages estimated 70 percent of leading crop species also benefet from bee pollination. These crops include most fruits, vegetables, and seeds along with forage and hay crops we feed to animals raised for meat and dairy products (DeWeerdt). Although a few crops are pollinated by other types of insects, animal pollination in agriculture generally means bees. Imported honey bees became the dominant pollinator due to agricultural intensification killing off

shed

2497 words - 10 pages covered the shrubs and hovering over the blooms was a collection of yellow honey bees. The twin sisters watched the gilded sisters collect nectar as they flew from bloom to bloom. After watching for a few minutes something caught Megan’s attention. “Jessie, look! Look at the giant bumblebee! Isn’t she beautiful?” Megan whispered not wanting to disturb her beloved friend. Wearing a little coat of yellow and brown fur, the bumblebee’s face was dusted

When the Bubble Burst

1539 words - 6 pages By the time I arrived state side from my second tour in the Middle East the housing bubble had already burst. I noticed a drastic change in the way that many of my friends and family were living. Several of my friends that worked in real estate had sold their boats and seconds houses. My own stock portfolio had lost a third of its value. My sister and her husband had defaulted on their home mortgage leaving them scrambling for a place to live. I

phase diagram

4456 words - 18 pages Introduction: Chemical equilibrium is a crucial topic in Chemistry. To represent and model equilibrium, the thermodynamic concept of Free energy is usually used. For a multi-component system the Gibbs free energy is a function of Pressure, Temperature and quantity (mass, moles) of each component. If one of these parameters is changed, a state change to a more energetically favorable state will occur. This state has the lowest free energy

Revolutionary Work of Art

1890 words - 8 pages Walter Benjamin emphasizes in his essay, “The Work of Art in the Age of its Technological Reproducibility” that technology used to make an artwork has changed the way it was received, and its “aura”. Aura represents the originality and authenticity of a work of art that has not been reproduced. The Sistine Chapel in the Vatican is an example of a work that has been and truly a beacon of art. It has brought a benefit and enlightenment to the art

Enlightenment Thought in New Zealand Schools

1594 words - 6 pages In this essay I will be looking at how the political and intellectual ideas of the enlightenment have shaped New Zealand Education. I will also be discussing the perennial tension of local control versus central control of education, and how this has been affected by the political and intellectual ideas of the enlightenment. The enlightenment was an intellectual movement, which beginnings of were marked by the Glorious Revolution in Britain

Psychological Egoism Theory

2240 words - 9 pages The theory of psychological egoism is indeed plausible. The meaning of plausible in the context of this paper refers to the validity or the conceivability of the theory in question, to explain the nature and motivation of human behavior (Hinman, 2007). Human actions are motivated by the satisfaction obtained after completing a task that they are involved in. For example, Mother Teresa was satisfied by her benevolent actions and

How Celtic Folkore has Influenced My Family

1587 words - 6 pages Every family has a unique background that influences the way they live and interact with other people. My parents, who emigrated from Ireland to the States with my three brothers in 1989, brought over their own Celtic folklore and traditions that have helped shaped the way our family operates and lives. One aspect of folklore that has helped shape my family dynamic is the Celtic cross—both its background and what role it has played in our lives

Julia Margaret Cameron

1406 words - 6 pages At a time when women were looked upon as being homemakers, wives, mothers and such the late 1850's presented a change in pace for one woman in specific. Photography was discovered in 1826 and soon after the phenomenon of photography was being experimented with and in turn brought new and different ways of photo taking not only as documenting real time, but also conceptualizing a scene in which an image would be taken. Julia Margaret Cameron will

Evaluation of School Improvement

1403 words - 6 pages The evaluation process should be progressive to incorporate overall planning, implement changes, which contribute to success. In order to focus on school climate and norms, the evaluation design must include the students, instructions, and outcomes to improve communication and building-level concerns to be address in this response. School Climate and Social Norms The school principal, other staff leaders, and personnel set the tone and the

Similar Essays

Mysterious Honeybee Deaths: Why Are The Bees Disappearing?

2137 words - 9 pages Bees: important to earths survival or not What do you think when you think of bees? I think of honey, pollination, and soon, new life. According to Walt D. Osborne, “Bees are vital for the pollination of more than 90 fruit and vegetable crops worldwide, including almonds, peaches, soybeans, apples, pears, cherries, raspberries, blackberries, cranberries, watermelons, cantaloupes, cucumbers, and strawberries,” (Osborne 9-11) but each year a

Why Are Honeybees Important Essay

1861 words - 8 pages Collapse Disorder has been around as long as domesticated bees have. “Honey bees have disappeared ever since they were domesticated” (National Geographic) It has gone by many names such as disappearing disease, spring dwindle, May disease, Autumn collapse, and Fall dwindle disease. Beekeepers first sounded the alarm about disappearing bees in 2006, when seemingly healthy bees were just abandoning their hives in massive numbers, and simply never

Beekeeping: The Lost Art Essay

2355 words - 10 pages Beekeeping is defined as the occupation of keeping and breeding Honeybees for their honey. Beekeeping has been around for centuries. Beekeepers are very experienced in handling Honeybees and the many rewards they can bring. To keep bees, one must know how bees work, the diseases of the Honeybee, and the types of equipment and the purpose each tool. It is also important to know why honeybees are disappearing and what society as a whole can do to

Colony Collapse Disorder Of The Honeybee

2340 words - 10 pages “speculated that the death was due to a lack of pollen, poisonous honey, or a hot summer”. Although there was advancement in research that led to various case studies, no one was able to pinpoint the exact cause of CCD and how to stop it. Underwood did point to one specific disease that caught some attention in the early 1900s. Stonebrood, which is caused by the fungus Aspergillus Flayus, affects both immature and adult bees. This disease “infected larvae