Colony Collapse Disorder(CCD) of our Honeybees

The Model Habitat

Illustration by D. Rodgers, all rights reserved
Illustration by D. Rodgers, all rights reserved

A Dilemma in our World


Colony Collapse Disorder(CCD) is a terrible condition faced by our vital pollinators, the honey bees. Dropping from 5 million hive operators in the 1940s to only 2 million today, it has become a world wide dilemma and danger in our entire planet becoming extinct. We are dependent upon the bees to pollinate flowering plants which include many of our vital vegetables that helps to feed the world's people and animals which all depend upon the food sources to survive around the globe. Almost every major vegetable in all countries are dependent upon bee pollination. Wind helps pollinate corn and wheat, but not enough without the bees. Bee populations are at a level of just 30% of former amounts, and have dropped lower in some global areas.

Scientists in the field of botany and those who deal with crop growth are expressing worry that yearly declines in their bee populations, and this effects the crop growth and vital foods that help feed the masses. The cause of the decline in bees are being tracked to viruses, bacteria that cause bee deaths, unstable weather and climate changes (which bees require stability in this) is having alarming effects upon the bee populations.The high frequency emissions of television and telephone towers seem to be affecting the bees which are dying off in alarming numbers in areas where these towers are located.Overuse of pesticides by farmers getting rid of harmful insects and poisoning the very bees that pollinate their crops is another big problem. Africanized bees brought about by experiments gone bad released these wild bees into the world years ago and now have spread around the globe. They cause sterilization of honey bees and disrupt the vital cycle of pollination. These problems along with pollution from big factories have put us all under the gun and in grave danger of loosing our planet. It seems man's technology which is geared to make great leaps and bounds in communication, is now bringing about the demise of the key factor in life itself, the simple honeybee.

There seems to be little attempt to provide a safe haven for our bees, and this is why I have written this vital article. I propose a bee habitat, using clear globes that the bees may receive necessary sun light and oxygen to survive the environment, as well as ample plant growth to provide them food and perpetuate the pollination process.The domed structures may be easily maintained and the bee colonies may travel from dome to dome in carrying on the usual pollination process and at the same time keep harmful environmental problems from affecting them. Oxygen may be pumped into the domes as well as watering areas to give the bees needed nourishment and meet their needs. The hives may be maintained by bee keepers and there will be great benefits realized by us all.

Please examine by diagram and see the proposed structures for bee hive maintenance.If these structures are placed in service around the globe, our world may stabilize the honey bee and give us a better future. We must take the necessary steps in order to preserve our species.

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Something needs to be done for sure. When we get acreage in a couple years we will have beehives for sure. I like your idea of a habitat.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Bill, at least you have plans to help out.Thanks, your pal, whonu.


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jhamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

Save the bees. Thank you for this hub it is important that people are aware of the crisis facing our bee populations. Jamie


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you Jamie, it is vital and our very lives depend upon world wide knowledge of the eradication of our bees.Thank you, whonu.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Help save our bees, write your congressmen and tell others of this dangerous problem that we all face!


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for this. This is a BIG problem in my area.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

So very interesting so voted up and across.

Thank you for sharing and enjoy your day whonu.

Eddy.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you for sharing this with me. whonu


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Mhatter and I do hope something can soon be done to begin working on this huge problem. whonu


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

We will have to eradicate the poisons used on our plants, as you said, then perhaps the bees will have a chance with the domed habitat. We unfortunately, don't have a lot of control over the weather, but if we take one step at a time instead of ignoring the entire issue, it is better than doing nothing at all.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

I agree my friend, and with each success we accomplish, a new challenge we may meet. Thank you for your positive support. whonu


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teaches12345 3 years ago

We were out walking today and noticed honeybees just walking along the sidewalk. Thought it was a bit strange. Thakns for bringing an awareness of this issue. Honeybees are so important to our world. Blessings.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank goodness you saw some of the bees. Out in the Midwest where we are, we hardly ever see any during Spring or Summer months. Thanks for stopping in. whonu


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Do you know that less than one fourth of the world actually knows about and understands that the demise of our honey bees exists?


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whonunuwho 2 months ago from United States Author

Colony Collapse a terrible tragedy that we all face with our bee population...

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