Save The Bees

Come help us deal with the bee population crisis!

"Silence of the Bees"

This documentary is about the analysis of the bees of the world, and it explores the diverse aspects of the possible causes of the issue. It also speaks about the efforts that are currently being put into the issue in order to fix it! Overall, it highlights the importance of the bees and how impactful this issue could be to the world.


Look here to have a sneak peek! (Short video)

Jessica's Segment

The article from the website Global Research is about t he bee colonies of the world facing a decline in population. It visits the information found so far about the issue, especially Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), and also talks about the impact the issue has had on bees and the world in aspects such as economy and agriculture. It also talks about some causes of the issue as insecticides in the form of neonics are mentioned. Lastly, it talks about the possible solutions that is believed to alleviate the issue. Due to all these characteristics, this source relates much to the issue because it speaks of the different corners of this honeybee population decline issue and it gives more in-depth details about the issue as a whole.

Amy's Segment

There are many easy things that YOU can do!

Our Solution

A possible solution that we advocate is to stop using harmful chemicals and pesticides in local gardens and crop fields. The use of such pesticides and chemicals are one of the main reasons that environmentalists are predicting to be the cause of the bee population dying off. Pesticides and chemicals are seen to be destructive to the bees because they cause major damage to the honeybees systems. We believe this can be done by staying consistent with bans placed on using pesticides, such as neonics, especially on major agricultural companies since many are fighting and even removing the bans placed on them. Furthermore, we support the avoidance of strong pesticides in the plants within local home gardens because the honeybees are affected by them greatly as they may get exposed to them while pollinating flowers and other plants. We can work to stay away from using harmful pesticides and chemicals especially in areas where there are mass numbers of flowers and other plants which are all potential food sources for honeybees. Together, we can save the bees!

Citations

Documentary Picture:

Shultz, Doug. "Silence of the Bees (Nature Documentary, Full Length)." YouTube. PBS, 28 Oct. 2007. Web. 17 May 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBmlwx_6A8Q>.


Down With Pesticides:

Down with Pesticides. Digital image. Daily Doodle., 05 Apr. 2013. Web. 25 May 2016. <http://www.thedailydoodle.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Ban-pesticides-to-save-bees-say-MPs.jpg>.


Jessica's Segment:

Hagopian, Joachim. "Death and Extinction of the Bees." Global Research., Mar. 2014. Web. 13 May 2016. <http://www.globalresearch.ca/death-and-extinction-of-the-bees/5375684>.


Amy's Segment:


Solution:

Metzger, Luke. "New Tests Find Bee-killing Pesticides in 51% of." "bee-friendly" Plants from Garden Centers across U.S. and Canada., 25 June 2014. Web. 13 May 2016. <http://environmenttexas.org/news/txe/new-tests-find-bee-killing-pesticides-51-%E2%80%9Cbee-friendly%E2%80%9D-plants-garden-centers-across-us-and>.