However, according to studies currently being run, there is an alarming decline in bee populations around the world which could lead to an
ecological disaster. A catastrophe that would endanger the food supply irreparably.
Many people don't realize the vital role bees play in maintaining a balanced eco-system. According to experts, if bees were to become extinct humanity would greatly suffer, or worse, become extinct ourselves.
"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man," said Albert Einstein.
The disappearance of bees is potentially devastating to agriculture and most plant life.
Bee populations are declining at rates of up to 80% in some areas of the world and scientists have not as yet arrived at a reason for the decline.
Studies have shown that bees are not dying in the hive, something is causing them to lose their sense of orientation so that they cannot return to the hive. Depleted hives are not being raided for their honey by other insects, which normally happens when bees naturally die in the winter, clearly suggesting some kind of poisonous toxin is driving them away.
It is an alarming world we are living in isn't it?