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    Honey Bee Plight

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    The Plight of the Honey Bee A keystone species is any species that the environment relies upon so heavily that if the species disappeared, the environment would crumble. Honey bees are a keystone species. The honey bee is crucial to the agricultural industry and to the survival of the world. These insects are dying off in massive numbers, and people are not knowledgeable enough to assist this keystone species. Honey bees are being killed by environmental changes, mites, insecticides, diseases, and colony collapse disorder; people need to be educated to save the honey bee. As the human species becomes more prevalent across the planet, the environment changes. Ecological issues, such as changes in weather, have negatively impacted the immune systems of bees causing a struggle to adapt (Adams n.p.). People require massive amounts of resources which results in habitat destruction for both feral and farmed bees. Throughout the wild, many pollinators are declining: “several bumble bees, and some butterflies, bats, and hummingbirds” (McCarter 21). Since the state of the world’s wild, natural pollinator species are so depleted, the entire agricultural business…

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    Honey Bee Pollination

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    the food and beverages produced rely on honey bee pollination. As the honey bee population declines as a result of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), a phenomenon that causes honey bees to flee their hive and eventually die during the winter months, the agricultural industry in the United States faces an economic loss nearing $20-30 billion dollars. The population decline has been attributed to many factors such as the parasitic Varroa mite, different types of viruses, poor nutrition and genetic…

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    Honey Bee Mites Summary

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    In temperate zones the bees are incapable of fighting off the infection, and bee keepers have yet to develop a treatment that is safe, effective, and easy to apply. Therefore this Varroa mite is able to dramatically weaken a hive’s health and allow for other types of viruses to eradicate the hive completely. This study details many aspects of Varroa that are currently known. Information regarding bother the biology and pathology of these mites is important for elucidating and understanding…

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    The Honey Bee Body

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    Introduction The western or European honey bee has the genus name Apis Mellifera which means "bee" and "honey bearing". Honey bee body has 3 parts, two pairs of wings, six legs and two compound eyes. Moreover, there are three kinds of honey bees in a hive, one Queen bee, many worker bees and a few drones. They have different chore in the hive. They live in colonies or hives and collect nectar and pollen as their food. Honey bees are also known as the best pollinators when they visit from one…

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    Honey Bee Mitectomy

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    parasite which affects forager honeybees is the parasitic mite, Varroa destructor. This ectoparasitic mite was previously only found to affect the Eastern honey bee, Apis cerana, but in the last ~50 years, it has also found a new host, Apis mellifera and become a problem worldwide (Rosenkranz, Aumeier and Ziegelmann, 2010). Varroa mites reproduce in young honeybee cells, called capped brood cells. They remain in these cells and obtain their nutrition from the hemolymph, therefore leading to a…

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    Honey Bee Research Paper

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    The Amazing World of Honey Bees Like most animals, honey bees require proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, fats, vitamins, and water for normal growth and development. Honey contains all of these important things, but honey is made just from the nectar of plants and bee added enzymes. Not only are honey bees known for making honey, but they are also pollinators and without them we would lose a lot of necessary things like plants. Honey bees are extremely important for different reasons; however,…

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    Why Do Honey Bee Die

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    Death of the Colorado Small Business, Due to the Death of the Honeybee Charles Darwin, once said, “The life of man would be extremely difficult if the bee disappeared”. Humans have depended on agriculture, as a source of food, since the Neolithic Era. Back then humans didn’t know much about how, or why things grow, or taste the way they do. Pollinators such as the honeybee, played a huge part in helping those early crops along, and have carried the burden pollination and production since…

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    Burns, Loree. (2002). The hive detectives: Chronicle of a honey bee catastrophe. Illustrated by Ellen Harasimowicz. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Dave Hackenburg, a beekeeper, is horrified when he discovers that many of his bees disappeared. Those bees are the first ones to die in the mysterious calamity which still affects the honey bees today. Without bees there would be no fruit and vegetables; there would be no honey or beeswax. The bee wranglers and the bee scientists are trying…

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    Honey Bee Essay

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    Honey bees produce honey that is favored and enjoyed by many, and they pollinate a large portion of the world’s crops. While their efforts are largely appreciated, their recent troubles have not been given very much attention. Before assessing and understanding their afflictions, one must first have some basic knowledge about the structure/organization of a typical honey bee colony. They are social insects, with each individual bee living to benefit the hive. The survival of the hive depends…

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    Honey Bee Pollinators

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    Agriculture, or the practice of planting, cultivating, and harvesting crops has many more layers than most realize. One overlooked factor is the role of certain species of animals known as pollinators in speeding up the breeding process of plants through pollination. One of the most important pollinators, the honey bee transfers the genetic info of male and female plants through pollen, and in return gets nectar to feed its colony (“Pollination”). While honey bees have been around for millions…

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