Bees have a significant role in ensuring the survival of humanity and humans are responsible for protecting the survival of the bees. Bee pollination of crops does have an impact on the human species and the study revealed that crops benefit from pollination.
Bees are in trouble; their existence is in danger and is not able to live naturally in the wild. There are several reasons for the bees' disappearance, and the most vital reason is the loss of their food sources. There is continuous development around the world by turning rural land into shopping malls, housing and thereby reducing the flower source bees feed on.
The pesticide sprayed on the flowers, crops make it difficult for bees to gather nectar and pollen. The adverse affect of agriculture practices and farming pesticides are killing the bees. Another detrimental effect is the Varroa mite, an external parasite that plagues bees. This mite attaches itself to the bee, sucks the blood from the bee, weakens, and shortens the life span.
Farmers in the United States have resorted to renting beehives from commercial beekeepers to ensure pollination continues.
The role of the bee in the world’s food production and their rapid disappearance is a problem. The human species depends on the survival of the bee and as Albert Einstein said, “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”