After watching Vanishing of the Bees, I realized that myself and others don’t know much about honey bees and the problems they face. Really though, I had no idea we were having this problem with honey bees disappearing until we finished watching the documentary. Maybe I have just been blind to the whole thing but I had no idea. Vanishing of the Bees brought a lot of insight to me. I began to understand how important bees are and I am now concerned and interested about Colony Collapse Disorder. I knew bees were important for certain things but I had no idea how much of an impact it makes when they are gone.
Colony Collapse Disorder is something that completely confuses me. How can thousands of bees disappear out of nowhere? It is happening all over the world and is still a huge mystery to many. Honey bees are a major part to the growing of crops because they pollinate them. Honey bee pollination has helped make crops worth about 200 million. Pesticides, infections, malnutrition, pathogens, and many other factors could be a reason to why Colony Collapse Disorder happens, but we still have not seemed to find the exact answer. The answer needs to happen soon before time runs out.
The weird thing is there are hardly no dead bees left when they all disappear. These young adult bees would not really leave unless the queen bee is not present and most of the time she is. An inadequate workspace should not be a problem but could be an answer to the honey bees leaving. Most people now believe that maybe this whole thing is being caused by simple starvation. Once again that issue is still unresolved, but they must figure this out quickly. This is such a weird, strange thing that is happening to the honey bees. I cannot imagine how insane these farmers must be going in trying to figure this problem out. This disappearance could be happening from something we do not even know about yet. That could be and you just never know. For all I know, they could just be on a really long vacation.