Do we need bees to live? (2023)

Can humans survive without bees?

There are plenty of other examples: apples, avocados, onions, and several types of berries rely heavily on bees for pollination. The disappearance of honeybees, or even a substantial drop in their population, would make those foods scarce. Humanity would survive—but our dinners would get a lot less interesting.

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How long would we survive without bees?

It is traditional in any reference to the environmental threats to our planet to quote the physicist Albert Einstein when he said that if the bee disappeared from the surface of the globe, humanity would have only four years of life left, as food crops would have no one to pollinate them.

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What happens if there are no bees?

We may lose all the plants that bees pollinate, all of the animals that eat those plants and so on up the food chain. Which means a world without bees could struggle to sustain the global human population of 7 billion. Our supermarkets would have half the amount of fruit and vegetables. It gets worse.

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Why couldnt we survive without bees?

In time we would likely lose all the plants that bees usually naturally pollinate. All the wild animals that eat those plants would also struggle to find food. This plant based food shortage could continue along the food chain and eventually affect almost all living creatures on the planet.

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What would happen if we killed all bees?

Without bees, the availability and diversity of fresh produce would decline substantially, and human nutrition would likely suffer. Crops that would not be cost-effective to hand- or robot-pollinate would likely be lost or persist only with the dedication of human hobbyists.

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What happens if honey bees go extinct?

WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES? The extinction of honeybees will cause an economic crisis with the decline of produce such as fruits and vegetables. For example, a Cornell University Study determined that 14 billion dollars worth of seeds in crops in the United States is pollinated by bees.

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How important are bees to humans?

The greatest economic impact of honey bees is through pollination of agricultural crops. Production of about one third of the human diet requires insect pollination, and honey bees perform the majority of pollination for these cultivated crops.

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What impact will the loss of bees have on people?

'We could struggle to sustain the global human population,' she says. 'If we lost all the plants that honey bees pollinate, the small animals that eat those plants will be negatively impacted resulting in fewer prey species for larger carnivorous animals and so on up the food chain.

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Can humans out run bees?

A bee can obtain speeds of from 12 to 15 miles per hour, but most healthy humans can outrun them. So, RUN! And when you run Keep Running ! Africanized honey bees have been known to follow people for more than a quarter mile.

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Can we survive without wasps?

Without these wasps, we would be flooded with flies, caterpillars, spiders, and other arthropods. Wasps provide us with free, eco-friendly natural pest-control services. In a world without wasps, we would need to use more toxic pesticides to control the insects that eat our crops and carry diseases.

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