A long time ago, a very intelligent man, namely Albert Einstein, remarked quite plainly, and yet with effect, “If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, then man would have only four to five years left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no man.”
Bees are essential to maintain the balance of the earth, and in the last few years there has been an emergence of a weird phenomenon which could result in the end of Earth as we know it.
Ask any beekeeper what the status of bees are and they are sure to present a worried look on their faces. In the last 6 to 8 years, close to 15 Million Bee Colonies have been wiped out. Scientists are describing this phenomenon as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Although the cause of the disappearing bees is largely unknown, scientists are convinced it is the growing pollution, globalization and human population boom that are the reasons for the decaying bee population, but they aren’t able to correctly point their finger at the problem.
Beekeepers around the world are reporting significant drop in their own farms over the course of winter, over 30% do not return for the spring. This is quite a troubling statistic and we really need to start addressing the problem and look for an effective solution, before Einsteins prediction does end up coming true! Honeybees are important for us to maintain natural habitats. They are the reason plants get pollinated, in turn, these plants can offer food to the herbivores, the herbivored to the carnivores and so on. Hence they are a necessary part of the food chain.
Make this world bee-autiful again