Honeybees are Disappearing

Bees are disappearing in large numbers.

Honeybees are disappearing,  afer my recent conversation with my family, I  can’t believe what is going on with the honeybees, this is our first summer without seeing bees, it is so strange not to be able to actually hear them buzzing or see them fly into our home like they used to occasionally.

Kids in most places are not being stung on playgrounds, and in their backyards.  This is a major environmental imbalance that can have far-reaching implications for the agricultural supply.

From Europe honeybees were brought in sixteen hundreds and have become widespread across North America, also are bred for their abilities in producing honey, and to pollinate the crops.  Lately the population has decreased by as much ss seventy percent.

Chemicals May Be Killing the Honeybees

 

In most cases it has decreased because of the pesticides and herbicides, the honeybees ingest during daily pollinating rounds, and is largely to be the problem.  The commericals beehives are subjected to direct chemical furnigation at regular intervals, this is to get rid of destructive mites, not to intentionally kill off the honeybees.


Radiation a cause to bees disappearing

The recent increase in atmospheric electromagnetic radiation like the increase  of cell phones, and wireless  communication towers, and the increased radiation of these  devices could also be interfering with bees.   During  a recent study it was pointed out that bees will not go into their hives when cell phones were placed nearby.

 


Global Warming , Partly to Blame for Honeybee Deaths

The mites, viruses, and fungi  that are familiar to attack bee colonies, the temperatures of weather hot and cold, has fluctuated over the recent years, is also to be blamed for such disturbances. 

In twenty four states in the United States of America, thousands of bees were gone missing, unexplained of their disappearances, after these mysterious cases, it is called  colony collapse disorder.  Honeybees pollinate over fourteen billion worth off seeds annually and crops, in the United States, the fruits, vegetables and nuts.  This is not normal to society

There are less beekeepers but more plants to pollinate, and less bees. No matter where you live, the bees are dying this is a huge problem which most scientist are trying to work out.

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  1. LoveDoctor

    On August 16, 2011 at 9:04 am

    I was thinking global warming may be a factor while I was reading and yes, it does contribute to the mysterious disappearance of honeybees like you mentioned. I learned something new today

  2. jennifer eiffel01

    On August 16, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Excellent article! I have read about bees, but as I do not go outside so I do not now if there are any bees out there. But this is a problem that must be brought to people’s attention. Good Job! Great writing!

  3. jennifer eiffel01

    On August 16, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Excellent article! I have read about bees, but as I do not go outside so I do not now if there are any bees out there. But this is a problem that must be brought to peoples attention. Good Job! Great writing!

  4. Ruby Hawk

    On August 16, 2011 at 9:16 am

    It’s true, if we don’t stop poisoning them, we will have killed our food supply.

  5. Rosettaartist1

    On August 16, 2011 at 9:38 am

    it seems a world issue

  6. mtrguanlao

    On August 16, 2011 at 9:41 am

    I think global warming is the major cause of the disappearanceof honeybees,sad! :(

  7. bobbyc

    On August 16, 2011 at 9:52 am

    Very well written. There are several problems you mentioned that are causing the honey bees to disappear, and I think the spraying of insecticides probably has the biggest effect on them. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Dreamy777

    On August 16, 2011 at 10:26 am

    great information

  9. erwinkennythomas

    On August 16, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    excellent article!

  10. isloooboy

    On August 17, 2011 at 3:44 am

    Its horrible news for me

  11. Joe Ram

    On August 17, 2011 at 4:16 am

    oh really?

  12. Ranjan Mathews

    On August 17, 2011 at 5:06 am

    First it was sparrows in China. They were paying farmers to kill sparrows as they robbed granaries! Soon insects were multiplying, but alas, sparrows weren’t around. Then they tried to import sparrows. Well, bees may have vanished because there aren’t enough flowers? Anyway in India, we have enough bees, sparrows and flowers. Hey Chips, maybe the Cellphone Towers are to be blamed for bees’ death? Anyway, if bees sting, take Apis Mel-30 globules (Homoeo) for instant relief, and apply Ammonia or Onion paste on sting area (equally effective for Wasp stings).

  13. ittech

    On August 17, 2011 at 5:24 am

    good post

  14. sathi.k

    On August 17, 2011 at 5:46 am

    Honey is one the wonders that nature has to offer and it is sad and shocking indeed to learn that its producers are diminishing.

  15. vickylass

    On August 17, 2011 at 5:52 am

    Global warming may be one of the causes. It´s a pity, because honeybee is a good business for those brave enough to start it up. Good article, Chip!

  16. jalibd

    On August 17, 2011 at 6:49 am

    thanks to your nice post

  17. ittech

    On August 17, 2011 at 6:56 am

    nice post

  18. profreelancer

    On August 17, 2011 at 7:35 am

    if you want to know the importance of bees than watch “The Bee Movie”. Bees are very important for the world……….

  19. Sourav

    On August 17, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Very well written article.

  20. foxpete88

    On August 17, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Excellent article…thanks for share.-

  21. Moses Ingram

    On August 17, 2011 at 10:20 am

    An excellent article. I haven’t seen a single honeybee this summer, and I remember when I’d see them everyday. Another cause for concern about Global warming. Thanks for sharing.

  22. toomanysounds

    On August 17, 2011 at 10:42 am

    I’m not so sure about Mobile Phones being a contributing factor, but I think Climate Change (Global Warming is an inaccurate term used by the Media and is not accepted by the wider scientific community) and our meddling with eco systems can have an effect like this.

  23. Bella White

    On August 17, 2011 at 11:41 am

    nice share

  24. telma9999

    On August 19, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    It’s all because of our faults, If we cut one tree should plant one as well , the greenery of the world is fading little by little so does the living of creatures, the result of our actions is Global Warming! should make the world a better place to all creatures.
    great work!!

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