Just how dependent are we on bees? I don’t just mean in terms of honey production, even though sore-throated people everywhere would despair if that were to go away, but do we actually depend on bees for our survival?
Well, sort of! Bees are tremendously important for pollinating the kind of plants we grow to feed ourselves, and the cattle we keep for the same reason. The trouble is, a number of side-effects to bio-engineering and diseases are threatening the world’s bee population, leading to fears that one day bees might actually go extinct.
To answer the question of whether we’re all going to starve to death because there are no more stingy honey factories livening up the spring air in a few decades, AsapSCIENCE is here to drop some facts to sweeten your tea of ignorance.