Bethzabell Morales Mrs LujanBiology Honors17 January 2018Bee Positive Essay Bees are a very important resource to our Earth. They provide the world with honey, vegetables, fruits, and flowers. Bees also feed the livestock we consume. The reason Earth is thriving with natural beauty is because of the bees that are slowly dying due to us. Honey bees and wild bees are endangered because of deadly pesticides and blood-sucking parasites. We could change their fate by building solitary bee colonies and using less pesticides for their protection. Bees are extremely vital to Earth, they pollinate all types of foods and flowers. They are responsible for fertilizing about one-sixth of the various plant species worldwide. There are over 400 agricultural types of plants that are in need of bees. Agricultural crops in the U.S. are worth over $19 billion. Most of the food we eat are in fact grown because of the bees. Although it was thought that bees were endangered, they are doing way better but not enough to sustain the world. Colony collapse disorder was a minor problem back in 2006-2007. Beekeepers reported losing 30 percent to 40 percent of their colonies in just one winter. Diseases and parasites are now slaughtering bees, but at a slower rate. Agriculture will soon die out if bees were to go extinct. The food chain would deplete and nothing would be left at Earth. There are annual hive losses of 30 percent or higher. “A world without bees could struggle to sustain the global human population of 7 billion,” (Moate 2014) Supermarkets would have few vegetables and fruits, resulting in none in the future. The food chain will seriously get messed up and all the animals would probably die off due to the lack of food. Ecological farming is the safest and best way to protect our bees. This process promises healthy farming and food. This method also protects soil, water, and the climate so that pesticides won’t be able to squeeze in. Ecological farming also promotes biodiversity in many factors. On top of that, it doesn’t adulterate the environment with chemical pesticides, fertilizers, nor genetically engineered organisms.