Its sting hurts a lot, but if they were to disappear, it would hurt much more.
The Earthwatch Institute concluded in the last debate of the Royal Geographical Society of London, that bees are the most important living being on the planet, however, scientists have also made an announcement:
Bees have already entered into extinction risk. — colonies around the world have seen reductions of up to 90% according to recent studies.
The reasons are different depending on the region, but among the main reasons are massive deforestation, lack of safe places for nests, lack of flowers, uncontrolled pesticide use, and changes in soil, among others.
Why has bees been declared as the most valuable being on our planet?
The Apiculture Entrepreneurship Center of the Universidad Mayor (CeapiMayor) and the Apiculture Corporation of Chile (Cach) with the support of the Foundation for Agrarian Innovation (FIA), conducted a study where it was determined that bees are the only living being that it is not a carrier of any type of pathogen, regardless of whether it is a fungus, a virus or a bacterium.
The agriculture of the world depends on 70% of these insects, to put it more clearly and directly, we could say that 70 of 100 foods are intervened in favor by bees.
Also the pollination that the bees make allows the plants to reproduce, of which millions of animals feed, without them, the fauna would soon begin to disappear.
The honey produced by bees, not only serve as food, but also provide many benefits to our health and our skin.
According to a quote attributed to Albert Einstein, If the bees disappear, humans would have 4 years to live.
Are there solutions to the problem?
There are indeed solutions, the problem is that it is very difficult to carry them out, because there are very entrenched practices in production and agriculture.
However, three solutions are proposed with the hope that they can be done in a short time:
- Prohibit, not reduce, the use of toxic pesticides.
- Promote completely natural agricultural alternatives.
- Perform constant research and monitoring of the health, welfare and conservation of bees.
This is an example of the problem that is being experienced with bees and the urgency of creating changes in our management of resources, says Luciano Grisales, representative to the Chamber of Commerce of Colombia.
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Posted by BrightVibes on Thursday, June 7, 2018