A study done by a San Francisco researcher and his co-author at the University of Sydney says that the world’s insect species are dying in large numbers! Nearly 40% of US honey bee colonies died between October 2018 and April 2019.
Sanchez-Bayo, a study co-author said, “In 10 years you will have a quarter less, in 50 years only half left, and in 100 years you will have none”.
The study also reported that in the US the number of honey bee colonies were 6 million in 1947, but now it’s only 2.5 million. According to the study, two-thirds of beekeepers have lost their hives because of industrial pollution.
It is estimated that about 70% to 90% of the food production depends directly on bees. Overall about 84% of commercially grown crops are insect pollinated.
Bee’s stings are very painful, but they are necessary for human survival. Their role in our food chain of pollinating plants is very crucial.