Save the Bees - Save Humanity

Updated: Nov 11, 2019

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Earthwatch Institute, an international environmental charity, officially recognized bees as the most important creatures on the planet. Unfortunately, many species of pollinators are at risk of extinction. The results of research carried out in recent years are alarming - it is estimated that up to 90% of bees are extinct.

Bees have been recognized by scientists as the most important creatures on Earth.

Although the title is symbolic, it may draw more attention to the problem of their massive extinction in wider circles.

Estimates and hypotheses suggest that destruction of their habitats, deforestation, lack of nesting space, lack of flowers, poorer food availability, changes in soil quality and, above all, pesticides, - are the main causes contributing to the extinction of these insects.

Recent declarations by scientists from the Earthwatch Institute regarding the importance of insects are nothing new, because Albert Einstein has already seen the links between the life of bees and human life.

“If the bees disappear, humans would have 4 years to live.”

- Albert Einstein

The importance of bees for humans, the environment and the economy will never be overestimated.

According to the Greenpeace organization, bees are involved in the production of 60-90% of food consumed by humans. This means that every third spoon of the food we eat depends on the pollination process, and in Europe alone, over 4,000 vegetable varieties depend on insect pollination. As the population of these insects decreases, the Earth's biodiversity is decreasing, and this can cause a negative, as well as drastic, domino effect.

Dr. McGavin, an entomologist who has devoted 25 years of teaching students at Oxford University, emphasizes the importance of bees in the global ecosystem.

“The critical symbiosis between insects, especially bees, and flowering plants has created a rich diversity of life on Earth. The origin of bees coincides with the main radiation of the angiosperms approximately 100 million years ago.”

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“There are around 20,000 species of bee (not just honey bees!)