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7 Species of Bee Are Now on the Endangered List

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Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Environmental Studies
Grade:
4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

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7 Species of Bee Are Now on the Endangered List

“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”

What Albert Einstein forwarned is what is really happening today. Bees are disapearing.

Due to many factors including invasive species, habitat loss, and climate change, bees populations in Hawaii are rapidly declining.

- Albert Einstein

Just like the disappearance of the flower, with bee species disappearing things will begin to drastically change, and not for the better. Though it is sad that certain species have to be put on the endangered list, it is crucuial for bee species to finally recieve recognition on how serious this issue is and that finally things may begin to change for the bee as technologies are invented to save it.

For example, it was discovered that this particular species of "bees like to nest in holes in coral rocks that have washed ashore or in the hollow stems of a few coastal plants. After laying eggs, females seal the holes with a type of waterproof cellophane." With rising sea levels that have damaging effects on these processes, and with invasive ant species that take residence in these nests, the homes of these bees are being threatened.

Now, the naupaka flower, the flower very important to hawaiin myths, is declining in population - along with other important plant species.

A video explaing not only the amazing qualites of bees, but their importance.

Photograph of the yellow-faced bee and a naupaka flower.

Myth summary of the important hawaiian naupaka flower.

Video explaining the events surrounding the 7 hawaiian bee species.

A naupaka bush.

Some footage of a bee pollinating a flower.

Excerpt about a method for conserving the hawaiian bee species.

Excerpt about climate change from a National Geograhic article.

Excerpt.

Headline of a National Geographic article.

A video about the devastating effects of climate change.

Photos of a natural coral reef bee nest and an artificial, man-made, wooden bee nest.

Photograph of a yellow-faced bee.

Invasive ants of Hawaii.

Mural inspired by worldly declining of bee populations.


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