Extinction of the Bees

Posted by on Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The global honeybee population is declining at an alarming rate.

Dying bees can have a catastrophic impact on humans at the highest levels of our food chain, posing an enormously grave threat to human survival.

Bees play a significant role in producing fruits and vegetables.

In the last half decade alone 30% of the national bee population has disappeared.

A study last year found 35 pesticides and fungicides, some at lethal doses, in the pollen collected from bees that were used to pollinate food crops in five U.S. states. In another research study, bees that contacted pollen contaminated with fungicides ended up three times more likely to get infected by a parasite closely associated with Colony Collapse Disorder.

Albert Einstein once said, "Mankind will not survive the honeybees’ disappearance for more than five years."



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