Colony Collapse Disorder(CCD) of our Honeybees
The Model Habitat
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.