Where Could They Bee

I hope no one took that title yet.


The Vanishing of the Bees taught us that bees are leaving. It tad us when they left, how many, who they left but never why they left. Various theories discussed possibilities but no real answer to the disappearances was ever brought to light by the end. So where’d the fuzzy little tykes fly off to? Maybe some form of bee paradise. Maybe they went off to warn the aliens! But, the most probably is that they all just flew off and randomly died alone.


It might not be true, but it would certainly seem to be the case that human intervention over the years has caused this, though it could possibly be profitable for scientists to see if this sort of thing happens in nature as well, which the movie ever touched on.  If it is just with manufactured bee hives then there might bee (aheh) more of a clue there as to if we’re the ones causing the whole fiasco.


It is a strong possibility that the synthetic food and such that people have been using on them has kind of screwed with their  genetics subtly over time, causing them to take permanent vacations, but again, there wasn’t really any conclusive evidence to suggest that either.

The primary focus should be seeing if this hive abandonment is something that is occurring naturally or if it’s just something that began in recent years, only in man-made and preserved hives.


The vanishing of the Bees


What? You think I’m gonna get ridda that watermark? Buzz off. Aherhehahuheh


5 thoughts on “Where Could They Bee

  1. I agree with you when you mentioned how they didn’t really study the bee in its natural environment. They only focused on human oriented side of the bees absence. If they would have focused more on the bees and less o the people’s problems they might have received some new info. I like how you pose questions to engage the reader, great post!!

  2. It’s this same question that lead me to start researching native, wild bees and it really affected my opinion on the entire issue. According to what I have researched, CCD is only happening with farmed honeybees, not wild colonies. I’m sure part of that is due to the fact that almost all wild bees are solitary and don’t live in colonial hives. Bumble bees and feral honeybees are the only other colonial bees and the only ones that could be affected by CCD. But since those bees, like other wild and feral bees, tend to avoid monocultures where they cannot be sustained, they are also avoiding the pesticides that are thought to be causing CCD in the commercial honeybee colonies. Still, there is little research done on this, mostly because CCD is more of a human problem than a bee problem. We’re worried about how it affects us and our food production, not so much about how it affects nature and pollinators in general.

  3. After reading your post it made me realize when was the last time I saw a bee flying by? I can’t yet agree or disagree since I didn’t research or know about bees natural environment but you might be right. Love your title by the way!

  4. You have such an engaging writing style. And you bring up a lot of great points about the documentary we watched in class.
    P.S. Your puns are spot on.

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