Bees are a form of flying insect that many of us fear whilst growing up. This is mainly due to the fact that a friend or ourselves have been on the receiving end of a bee’s nasty sting. However, this idea of bees being out to sting us could be damaging to the human race, as our furry friends are actually very beneficial… Which leads to the question, what would happen if bees went extinct?
Since 2006 there has been a noticeable drop in the number of bees.
Bees are vital to the human race and the planet because of their long lasting relationship with plants. Plants are designed to attract bees, which then allows their velcro like bodies to transfer the pollen from the male part of the plant to the female part. This simple transfer helps create nearly 70% of the planet’s fruits, vegetables and nuts. This translates into almost 200 Billion dollars of global agricultural revenue.
As well as this, one third of all the food that we consume is reliant on bees for its production. Can you imagine that? Losing one third of our entire food source!
Over time, other insects would most likely take the job of the bees after they became extinct. Until then, humans would most likely have to bid farewell to coffee, chocolate and a lot of the delicious fruits that we love to indulge in.
As shown, bees are creatures that are vital to human life as we know it. So, if after reading this, you hear somebody say ‘oh but they’re just bees’, remember the consequences that the diminishing number of bees could bring!