Negligence can kill bees, just like carelessness or evil intent.
For some a catastrophe, for others an opportunity
It is said that in the past 15-20 years, the bee populations have fallen by 30%
The causes have been investigated and it seems that the greatest threats come from a virus spread by a microscopic spider that infests the bee colonies, b) climate warming, and c) poisoning with insecticides
It is estimated that over 330,000 plant species are pollinated by bees and that more than 75% of the world agricultural production depends directly on pollination made by bees
In spite of all concerns, measures to match the severity of the situation are not taken.
Climate warming is a problem affecting nature as a whole and bees are representing a category of many victims. To combat the killer virus, someone should spend money in research and why would they do it? Pesticides can not be banned because there are some people arguing that agricultural production depends more on pesticides than bees.
In addition, in a purely capitalist style, where there is a problem, one sees an opportunity and there are already factories that multiply, for example, bumblebees to sell them in places where bees are few in number or have no access at all (greenhouses for example)
Similarly, plant variety creators already see a profitable future where the old, natural varieties will be abandoned in favor of the partnerocarpic varieties, created by genetic engineering that do not need pollination.
A world without bees is unimaginable for any lucid mind!
Imagine that your orchard and your garden would not bear fruit at all or very little! If the bees disappear, that’s how it will happen!
Then it would be good if, at least, those who claim to care about bees do not kill them through negligence.
All those who have orchards know that when the trees are blooming, they should not apply insecticide treatments or, if the treatments are unavoidable (such as the treatment for the plum mosquito), they must be applied after the flowers have fell (and the bees do not visit them anymore) and should use selective insecticides with a minimal damage for bees.
However, very few know that the orchard remains a killer ground for bees if it is not
kept mowed or dug.
Specifically, insecticide treatments, coupled with the presence of flowering weeds in the orchard create a deadly trap for bees.
The insecticide sprayed on the trees reaches the flowers of the orchards, then gets on the bees. They carry the poison to the hive and anyone can imagine what happens next.
For this reason, in the orchard, in the vineyard, in the garden, where insecticide treatments are applied, the presence of flowering weeds is not allowed.