Beekeepers around the world have sounded the alarm, saying they have witnessed a dramatic increase in the death rate of honeybees in the past two decades, from only 2% to 4% in the past to 50%. It is estimated that 40% of insects worldwide have disappeared in the past decade, and 80% of bees have died in some EU regions. The decline of bees is mainly related to the development of agriculture. Originally, they spread pollen and should be the best partners with crops. However, with the rapid development of large-scale and intensive farming, farmers have used pesticides and powerful insecticides to increase production.
Come to the kiss of death. 1_Bee_0420 Beekeepers lament that forest trees have been cut down and turned into farmland, and onful of nicotine is enough to kill more than a billion bees. 3_Bee_2701 Some researchers pointed out that the sunflower field with a large number of bees was 40% more productive than the sunflower field without bees. Bees are closely related to the survival of human beings.
90% of the plants in the forest are pollinated by bees; If the bees become extinct, human beings will be short of food for a few years. Although pesticide manufacturers tout the advantages of pesticides and claim that they can increase crop yields, there is no Shadow Making doubt that pesticides poison insects and destroy biodiversity. More importantly, the cost is high, and the price of agricultural products will be lower.
In contrast, the industry estimates that in France alone, the value of pollen transmission is estimated at US$2 billion, and the bees are not paid, but the cost of artificial pollination is as high as US$10 billion. Relying on the hard-working little bees, the profit is high and the environment and ecology will not be damaged, which is absolutely beneficial and harmless. 5_Bee_3800 Beekeepers in Sichuan, China, say that whenever a farmer sprays pesticides nearby, they carry the bees up the mountain. More about this source textSource text required for additional translation information Send feedback Side panels