Where are the bees going?

I’m writing this in response to the documentary about bees we watched on the last class. Even coming from someone who hates and is allergic to wasps and bees, the fact that their disappearance could disrupt so many different ecological and environmental elements is scarier than the little demons themselves. The fact that it’s also the single greatest threat to our food source and supply is equally as frightening. It was amazing but on some level expected to find that the cause was the “neonic” pesticides that get absorbed through the plants stem and up into their pollen, ultimately ruining the bees motor control and homing ability to make it back to the hive. As much as I dislike them, I feel bad about the thought of bees wandering endlessly trying to make it back home and never finding it. In a way it seems like a case of deleria or alzhiemers in humans as they age. I’ve heard stories of people with those disorders just driving all the way across the country on highways because they were just sure that the next exit was the one they were supposed to take, every single time. As far as I can see, the only way to really fix this problem would be a huge shift on the consumers behavior in not supporting or buying products known to utilize the same pesticides that will in the end leave them with no food at all. Since we all know how well that never works, with something to crucial and important to the environment and humans as a species, there might be a need for some governmental regulation against using these pesticides. Germany and France have already banned these pesticides, and as far as I’m concerned, I’m not too worried about whatever extra costs that the farming company has to shell out to protect our delicate ecosystem. 


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