The Most Important Insect On The Planet – The Bee – Is On The Verge Of Extinction, Which Will End Humanity As Well
Bees have officially been added to the list of endangered species close to extinction in the very near future if humans don’t do anything about saving these most beneficial insects.
The loss of bees on this earth will be a disaster for mankind because they are irreplaceable insects. The relation that bees have to all flowering plants is the most interdependent, cooperative, harmonious and important things on the planet. This relationship has lasted for over 100 million years, which led to the creation of all the diverse species we have in nature. Having all these readily available species have also promoted the human species through food and nutrients.
There are over 20,000 species of bees on this earth, and surprisingly, most of them do not live in hives. 75% of the food that produce seed and fruits that are consumed are partly done by pollination, with the bees’ help. 87 of crops worldwide are wholly created by pollination. These crops feed thousand of animals and birds.
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The Bee Project
Calgary entrepreneur Paul Vickers, who turned Cowboys Dance Hall into an international sensation, is setting his sights on a new venture to bring awareness to the public about the plight of the bee.
Vickers is launching The Bee Project - a unique and innovative initiative that will collect data and information from bee hives placed atop buildings in 36 centres across Canada.
The goal, through his new venture High Rise Honey, is to help the colonization of a threatened species as well as gather information about the quality of honey in those cities taking into account each of their environmental influences. Vickers believes the analysis of the honey, to be done by a bee expert from the University of Calgary, will give some great insight about the health of Canadians in all those markets.
According to a 2018 study published in Nature Scientific Reports, a specific type of mushroom extract can help honeybees fight off a devastating virus that is suspected of contributing to massive bee die-offs in recent years.
Most people associate honey with that sticky sweet stuff you find at the supermarket, but the world of honey goes WAY beyond those little plastic bears (which, to be honest, aren’t even real honey most of the time).