There are great fears of extinction around the world, and this goes beyond the absence of bees to the emergence of many different problems that may harm humans.
To know the implications of the extinction of bees it is important to know the importance of their presence in the world.
Bees help transport pollen to and from different flowers, thus contributing to the process of their reproduction around the world.
But what does that mean? This means the disappearance of roses of different colors, as well as the problem of the extinction of 70% of fruits and vegetables that grow as a result of bees transferring their pollen.
The extinction of this quantity of plant crops due to the death of bees, resulting in material losses in agricultural profits, which amount to more than 200 billion US dollars worldwide.
When did the bee problem start?
The bee problem began in 2006, when farmers noticed the strange and unexplained disappearance and death of bees.
Researchers speculate that the reason for this is due to the presence and germs that cause bee disease and thus death, in addition to another disease resulting from the chemicals used to kill pathogens, which in turn may affect the health of bees.
In another explanation, scientists note that the death of bees may be caused by the long and cold winters due to climate change.
What if all bees became extinct?
All plant crops are in danger of extinction as well.
Trees, for example, are used by animals such as cows and chickens for food, and therefore the lack of bees, means the lack of almonds, which affects the food of animals.
This affects the production of milk, eggs, meat and other almond-based food products.
But what else will be affected by the extinction of bees?
- Cotton and thus the production of cotton clothes
- rice and corn
- paper production.