Our nutrition without the bees

Our nutrition without the beesWithout bees our food would be limited to corn, rice and wheat. According to scientific studies, 84% of the cultivated plants need the bee for pollination while 80% of wild vegetation due to bees! Generally, however, these insects, which are considered the most important in economic terms to humans directly or indirectly involved in 15-30% of food production.

“Fortunately for us, the bee is a durable and versatile in adversity insect”, as explained in AMPE entomologist, Professor of Agronomy, AUTH Andreas Thrasivoulou and stresses that “Thanks to beekeepers bee populations are more than last year in Greece. More specifically, the colonies (hives) increased from 1,200,000 to 1,560,000. ”

“The problem lies in bumble bees, affected negatively by the monoculture, poisons and fires. Wild insects are equally useful and must be protected. There are at least 20,000 different species of wild bees. Each type is specialized in pollination of certain plants, ” said the professor.

Typical example, according to data apocalypsejohn, are the bumble bees that get the orchids, except the pollen, the oil of the plant to acquire the fragrance that will make them attract females. It is thus, how those bees in a mutually dependent wisely mellowed patterns of nature, orchids need to reproduce and orchid bees to multiply.

“All these show us how much help the bee to preserve the environment: Assists in maintaining biodiversity, helps enrich the soil with organic matter and protect the land from erosion,” emphasizes Professor. But remember what had Einstein once said: “When the bees disappear, humanity will still have four years of life”.

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