Bees: The Decline Of The Bee Population

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Bees are insects that have a major job in the ecosystem, they collect pollen and nectar and pollinate flowers which in return provides many fruits and vegetables that are consumed on a daily bases, they are one of earth's most essential and diligent species of animals.Without them humans would not be able to survive as efficiently as when there are bees. Unfortunately, over the years the population of the bees has been declining in numbers for multiple reasons. The very existence of bees is what provides humans and other species of animals with many products that are used everyday such as fruit and are important to American agriculture. Because of how necessary the bees are there, should be precautions taken in order for the bee population …show more content…
For example, one reason for the decline in the bee population would be weather and climate conditions. According to Jayne Leonard, “The United Nations Environment programme (UNEP) believes that the effects of climate change - rising temperatures, fluctuation in rainfall and generally more extreme weather conditions - have an impact on pollinator lifespan and practices” (3). For bees the perfect weather conditions would be places with warm temperatures as well as areas that are abundant in plants. The rising temperatures affect bees in that the planet is being affected by global warming, which is the increase of the average temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere. This change in temperatures is affecting the plants and disrupting the growth by having them grow earlier than what would be essential. If flowers are blooming earlier than usual than the bees would not have a chance to pollinate on flowers, since they have a limited amount of time and resources to perform this tasks in order to have a successful result. Because bees also get their food source from plants this change would affect the population greatly and decrease the pollinators lifespan. Fluctuations in rainfall is when there are inconsistencies on the amount of rain that is produced. If flowers do not receive enough water they will die out, and bees will not have enough time or flowers …show more content…
Bees provide human, other species of animals, and plants with the resources need to survive as well as the ability to produce something because of bees. Because all of these things matter, there should be action taken in order to help recuperate the decline of bees and get the population to a stable condition. Lowering the chances of extinction could happen by setting a goal to increase the population every year. One of the major causes of bee decline would be because of weather and climate. A change in a climate can interrupt the work of a bee by not having conditions that are suitable for them to have a successful outcome. They are important because they help create the many fruits and vegetables that are in stores today as well as farm markets, plants benefit from bees because they receive pollination. By building safe places for bees it lowers the chance of the homes getting destroyed, using a non-toxic killer can reduce the chances of bees getting sick from the toxic chemicals. More awareness needs to be brought to the state of bees and to preserving them, they will not last forever but with the help of humans they can live longer

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