Negative Effects On Honey Bees
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Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is an irregularity where a substantial amount of colonies of bees start dying. CCD began in the mid 80’s, when pesticides were first introduced to the United States, as well as in Europe. Since that time, the number of bee …show more content…
Neonicotinoids are comprised of some of the biggest threatening pesticides known to kill bees, such as imidacloprid, clothianidin, and thiamethoxam. Neonicotinoids attack the central nervous system of insects, then paralyze and execute them. Neonicotinoids were not initially seen as a danger to honey bees but studies have been proving that the chemicals are affecting their capability to pollinate, and navigate back to their hives. It has been conspired that these pesticides are definitely affecting the bees, yet it’s not only them who are playing a role in CCD. There are many stakeholders on account of Colony Collapse …show more content…
Fruits and vegetables provide nutrients are essential for a healthy lifestyle and by pollinating these plants, honey bees give people that privilege
❀ ❀ ❀ With the threatening rate of dying bees, its easy to anticipate that the number of colonies will not be sufficient enough to pollinated seven billion people’s worth of agriculture. Many crops would wilt without being pollinated and would eventually stop growing altogether. Individuals relying on sustenance to stay nourished would no longer have access to it. In the long-term, even a spark in famine could occur. Honey bees are the top pollinators: they bolster 90% of the world and are in charge of $30 billion a year in harvests. That’s only one consequence, we may lose all the plants that honey bees fertilize, the greater part of the creatures that eat those plants thus on up the food chain. Which means feeding the population would be a heavy battle for bees. Nearly half of the food in grocery stores would be gone. Stopping this can be done, however, the question still remains: What is causing it?