Originally posted by DarknStormy
Originally posted by Casualboy100
We should take action before they get extinct
They are an important player in nature and if they went extinct then I would expect a few other things to go with them.. But I'm sure the economy is more important to most leaders than some pesky bees..
Originally posted by SunLife
SHouldnt this also effect other flying insects,Native Bees, Moths, butterflies, wasps, ect?
Originally posted by Plotus
Nothing will be voluntarily done, what is likely to happen is : The same foot dragging we have had with pollution from cars. factories and all the sources. Half hearted gestures to curb pollutants and dodges, buying and selling pollution credits, or fines that are government self serving and only intended as a revenue of sorts.
I'd guess we will have a Very apparent bad year in agriculture, which will be determined to be caused by a combination, but primarily non-pollination. A year or two will pass with ever increasingly bad harvests before this is addressed. The powers that be will vote to address this (after all what choice is there) and set up a commission to study it, while precious time is wasted, procure another dire catastrophe to drive up prices of everything, 'higher prices = more tax revenue, and still there will be nothing done........ until were on famine's doorstep. Then maybe the government will cooperate with agriculture to coordinate spraying and the containment of colonies, along with the truth about all manner of radio waves ie. Cell's, HAARP and the like. But it's also a convenient depopulation tool to let millions die of famine.
Only this time, it might be too late to turn back. Lets hope it becomes important enough that the cause is shown and addressed.
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.
We need the bees, we cannot live without them.
Now I must quickly say that there is no good evidence that Albert Einstein actually said this. In fact he most assuredly did not. All you have to do is google “Einstein bees,” and you’ll get the whole story: how this quote surfaced for the first time in the early 1990s, long after Einstein’s death, and in contexts far removed from the possibility of verification. Moreover, one must note the fact that, genius though he was, Albert was a physicist, not an entomologist, and everyone knows that it’s entomologists who are the real authorities on this matter.
But the question implied in this pseudo-quote still stands: is it true that human life depends on bee pollination? Or, more precisely, to what extent does the quality of human life depend on bee pollination? These are legitimate questions, and it’s in everyone’s best interest to promulgate answers based on good biology and economics, not hyperbole, anecdote, or - as the Einstein pseudo-quote warns us - fiction.
reply to post by fluff007
What if there is a frequency being emitted that is killing the bees off..?
And surprisingly enough the officialdom denies that the pesticide spraying was what caused the mass die off..
"If man were to follow the teachings of Miss Carson, we would return to the Dark Ages, and the insects and diseases and vermin would once again inherit the earth."