Save the Bees!

by Darko Mojsoski on 31st March, 2011 at 6:54 AM CEST

The world is facing quiet biological disaster, because of the depopulation of bees. This could have a huge impact on the environment, because of its reliance on insects for pollination. Albert Einstein said that if bees were to disappear, man would have no more than four years to live.

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Scientists do not know for certain, what is the main cause for Colony Collapse Disorder (CDD). This was first observed in colonies in North America in late 2006. Since then, more than three million colonies have died in America. The trend continues in Europe, as Spain, UK, Croatia, Greece, Italy and Poland have reported huge losses. There are some types of bumble bees that have gone extinct without anyone noticing. Some of the possible causes for CDD are pesticides, climate changes, genetically-modified crops, electromagnetic signals etc. We do not know the cause and we do not have a cure either.

Bees play a critical role of the food chain in our environment. Both honey bees and bumble bees are responsible for pollinating many of the crops, including most fruits and vegetables that we and the animals eat. They pollinate blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, pears, apples, cucumbers, peaches etc. Cattle depend on bees for pollinating alfalfa. The contribution bees make to the global food security is invaluable. Bees also have a vital role in supporting the biodiversity of the natural ecosystems. The world without bees is hard to imagine.

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We cannot waste any more time, we simply need to spread the word. Some pesticides must be prevented from use, and further analysed before reaching the market. The effects of the electromagnetic signals on bees should also be investigated. Each one of us should make noise and get more people aware about this issue.

What would you do to prevent the bees from extinction?

~ Darko Mojsoski, Macedonia (Action Team #2, C:F Writer)

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Alice Lam

Alice Lam

Poor bees! Mass extinction of any species is devastating and I hope that people realize that a decrease in bee population could really harm our planet! I think the first solution is to bring this issue to the forefront of people's minds! Let them know that bees are dying! Bring awareness to bring change. Israel has already developed many pesticide free ways to manage their crops so perhaps we can learn from them!

31st March, 2011 @ 8:23 AM CEST

Krste Kostoski

Krste Kostoski | CF Chapters

Huge problem, actions must be taken.

31st March, 2011 @ 8:54 AM CEST

Kliment Grozdanoski

Kliment Grozdanoski

It seems that Einstein will be right in this case

1st April, 2011 @ 12:13 AM CEST

Angela Mihajloska

Angela Mihajloska

huge problem in deed

1st April, 2011 @ 2:53 PM CEST

reena kataria

reena kataria

i have seen a cartoon "bee movie" n we can co relate what problem they are facing because of human n our technologies..

they are realy essential for d eco system

its not a small issue but huge problem

2nd April, 2011 @ 9:53 AM CEST

Denis Kotov

Denis Kotov | Action team

relatively important issue here but our sociaety is selfish, only capable to unite against the problem when the problem itself will reach the boiling point, stupid humanity trait, mine too

2nd April, 2011 @ 11:39 AM CEST

Adedayo Adeyanju

Adedayo Adeyanju | Action team

This issue is relatively not important in Nigeria because we use so little pesticides and such, But i realise the importance of the ripple effect.

6th April, 2011 @ 1:43 PM CEST

Jatin Kataria

Jatin Kataria | Action team | CF Chapters

very intresting.. i was not aware of this before.. thx darko for this value added article..

it was shocking wen read following lines in yr article:
Albert Einstein said that if bees were to disappear, man would have no more than four years to live.

keep informing new things buddy

19th May, 2011 @ 9:13 AM CEST

Divya Nawale

Divya Nawale | Action team

Talking about electromagnetic signals harming bees, it must be specifically mentioned that mobile phones are the major devices falling in this category. Although its not proven entirely that mobile phones are leading to CCD among the bees, they are significantly contributing towards the sad decline of the bee population across the world.

http://indostarcom.com/gara-ga ra-mobile-world-bee-population -decline/

8th June, 2011 @ 9:04 PM CEST

Lyuba Guerassimova

Lyuba Guerassimova

here's how you truly raise awareness :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =7m5vt07W2n4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =DpyY9_9y9Qw

30th June, 2011 @ 4:04 PM CEST

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