The Earthwatch Institute has declared the most important living being on the planet at its most recent debate.
While bees are widely known for their pollination abilities, there was another attribute that set them apart in this debate.
"The Apiculture Entrepreneurship Center of the Universidad Mayor (CeapiMayor) and the Apiculture Corporation of Chile (Cach) with the support of the Foundation for Agrarian Innovation (FIA), conducted a study where it was determined that bees are the only living being that it is not a carrier of any type of pathogen, regardless of whether it is a fungus, a virus or a bacterium."
So not only do bees help spread plant life, they won't spread harmful diseases. A little sting doesn't sound so bad all of the sudden.
An astounding 70 percent of agriculture depends on these insects to reproduce. And the harm of meat production on our environment, plant-based diets will become more and more important.
Unfortunately, bees are rapidly disappearing from the planet and some studies suggest that the bee population has been cut by as much as 90 percent.
Experts have suggested three solutions to help save the bees.
- Prohibit, not reduce, the use of toxic pesticides.
- Promote completely natural agricultural alternatives.
- Perform constant research and monitoring of the health, welfare, and conservation of bees.