The Earthwatch Institute concluded in a recent debate in London that bees are one of the most important, or most important, living creatures on this planet.
The institute’s conclusion is that bees are at risk of extinction, and we need them so much. Bee stings hurt a lot, but we will suffer much more if the bees disappear.
Up to 90% of bees have disappeared in the world according to the latest research. The causes of this problem vary depending on the region, but the most common universal causes are: massive deforestation, lack of flowers, soil changes, use of uncontrolled pesticides and lack of safe nesting sites.
The audience heard from five scientists who fought for bees, primates, bats, fungi, and plankton. Since it is impossible to make an effort to save all 5 species at once, it is decided to vote for what they consider to be the most beneficial for a healthy and good life. The audience decided to save the bees.
Dr. George McGavin explained how a quarter of a million species of flowering plants depend on bees. That many species are crucial and important to world agriculture. And if there were no bees, then they would lose a lot of flowering plants, many kinds of fruits and vegetables.
One of the main reasons for the disappearance of bees is the increased use of insecticides.
The pollination done by bees enables the reproduction of plants, which means food for many animals. In a world where there would be no bees, much of the fruit and vegetables would be very expensive and scarce.
A large number of medicines that are in daily use by humans are made thanks to flowering plants that are already pollinated by bees.
In addition, the honey produced by bees is a natural product that has many health benefits. Honey can serve as food, as a medicine and can be used to improve the skin.
If there were no bees, the world would be meaningless, catastrophic.
The bee is the only living creature that is not a carrier of any pathogen, whether it is a fungus, a virus or a bacterium.
Einstein said humans will have four more years to live after the bees are gone.
As people began to understand the importance and benefits of bees, they began to set up animal rights groups to protect those animals at risk of extinction. Many celebrities have begun to join these associations.
There are many ways we can protect bees. For example:
- Research on their numbers and monitoring their health
- Promotion of agricultural and natural alternatives.
- And a ban on the use of toxic pesticides.