posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 01:50 PM
Originally posted by Hopechest
reply to post by Rodinus
The only science in your link is a random quote by Albert Einstein. I'm not saying your wrong but I just am not seeing how the extinction of bees
would wipe out humans.
You know that bees are not indigenous to America don't you? Many plants have flowers that require an insect for pollination. And many different
insects can do the job. Keep in mind that there were no honeybees in America until Europeans brought them over. So, prior to the 17th century, all the
pollination in America was done by indigenous species like bumble bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, etc.
Not sure why other insects won't pick up the task when the bees go away since they have before.
I think you were answering whilst i was typing out my post that followed, so maybe you can check out some of the links that are inside the other
Of course i know that Bees are not indegenous to the USA (personally i am not American and live in Europe), BUT, if i understand correctly i think
that you will find that other types of pollenisating insects are also being affected due to crop spraying of extremely harmful molecules in a major
I live slap bang in the middle of the country side with beautiful corn, rape seed and sometimes sunflower crops all around my house. A couple of years
ago i spoke with my neighbour who owns these fields and commented on how the insect population was getting lower and lower (Not just bees)... It
turned out he was using a pesticide containing certain molecules that had a devastating effect on pollenisating insects (including Bees) the main
product was called Cruiser OSR but other products made by a certain company beginning with M were also being used.
2 years later i noticed that the insect population in my garden (i have about 20 acres) was becoming more and more lively with pollenisating insects,
Bees, Butterflies etc etc...
So, i decided to invite my farmer neighbour around for a drink and guess what? he told me that he had stopped using these products for over a year and
had decided to use a product which was much more environment friendly...
So getting back to your comment, heres my question to you Hope, what what happen if plants were no longer able to reproduce because of pollenisating
insects becoming extinct (including Bees who are the main laborers)?... NO more plants... so what happens after there are no more plants.... think
it's quite easy to see what would happen no?
Heres the link again if you want to have a look : bee-exstinction.wikispaces.com...
Right, back to my last glass of Château St Georges 1966.
edit on 15-2-2013 by Rodinus because: Forgot link
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