gabriella c. Florida

Do we need bees ?


Dear Future President

One of my favorite movies of all time is ' The Bee Movie',Its one of my favorite movies because it shows how important bees are and what they do for the people on this earth. Bees have a bad reputation because they can sting people and, if your allergic to them  you can become deathly ill or die of shock.But what people don"t realize is that bees are an important part of our ecosystem.

 Bees  are vital to the worlds's food supply. According to the Huffing ton Post , while a bee travels to go collect nectar for its hive it gets pollen on its wings from landing on the flower. Then  the bee  goes to another flower and pollinates that flower by landing on it. Bees make up one third of what humans eat such as : fruits,vegetables,nuts... According to the National Agriculture Statistics there has been a bee decline from about six million hives in 1947 to 2.4 million hives in 2008.

Simple ways to try and stop further decline in the bee population  is to get remove   7 of the  most deadly pesticides, thereby  by protecting bees natural habitats. Also ,to me, the simplest way of protecting bees outside your home is to give them harbor and allow them to pollinate as long as they are not endangering  you or your family.

In the end, this might not be a very relevant topic but to you but it should be..

Gabby 08 Renaissance Charter Palms West