Everyone needs to stop dicking around and seriously do something about this. This is a wide spread matter. If you think honey bees dying out won’t effect us in any way, you are dead wrong. Everyone can do something, ANYTHING, to help. Sign petitions. Boycott. Let government know that this is a serious matter!! If you are a farmer or know someone spread the messages to STOP using insecticides/pesticides and gmos!! Let everyone know!! THERE ARE BETTER ALTERNATIVES. They are bad for us as well causing serious health problems! NOT ONLY THAT BUT BEES POLLINATE MORE THAN JUST FLOWERS!! MOST OF THE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES WE EAT AND MANY OTHER FOODS. YOU WILL NOT HAVE THEM EVER AGAIN THE SAME WAY WITHOUT THE BEES. COCOA = CHOCOLATE. BEES HELP POLLINATE COCOA. THINK ABOUT NEVER HAVING CHOCOLATE AGAIN. JUST THINK ABOUT THIS. So please!! Everyone! Spread this message!! You CAN make a difference!!
Bees terrify me but they’re super important, guys.
GMOS DO NOT KILL BEES!
It is true that there are some genetically-modified plants that produce insecticides called Bt toxins within their cells. First off, these toxins are not harmful to humans so don’t go off on one about that. They are in fact incredibly specific to certain species of insects and, since they are contained in the leaves, are only a threat to insects that actually consume the plant, aka the ones that damage the crop.
These toxins are naturally produced by a bacterium called Bacillus thuringiensis which is found in soil and actually used as a spray-on pesticide even by organic farmers, because they are considered environmentally friendly due to their specificity. Ironic, perhaps, that these farmers refuse to use GM products which contain the exact same toxins and not only kill only specific types of insect, but only the specific individuals which actually ingest the plant.
There was a theorised link between a phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder in bees and Bt transgenic crops, but no link was found between exposure to the pollen of Bt crops and adverse effects on the bees.
Now, bees are vital pollinators and I agree that we really do need to protect them. If anything, GMOs are actually a way forward in this, because they are a means of controlling insect pests without harming other species like bees.