„While there is life there is hope.“
- Jules Verne
As humanity’s progress inevitably continues and pollution increases, more than 100 million bees perish each and every year. We, as cohabitants of this planet, at Big Buzz Orchestra have taken the initiative to carefully engender a sacred space, a sacrament, for bees to flourish, doing our fair share of trying to save the planet.
Bees are some of the most important creatures in our world, and are essential for the survival of our planet. Without them, much of the food we rely on would cease to exist, as bees are responsible for pollinating many of the fruits, vegetables, and nuts that we eat. They also play a vital role in the life cycle of many plants and flowers, as without their pollination, many of these important species would die. Bees are also undeniably important for the environment, as they help to create a healthy and balanced ecosystem. Without them, many of the habitats that other animals rely on would be destroyed, and the delicate balance that we rely on to sustain all life on earth would be disrupted. The presence of bees is also a sign of a healthy environment, as their presence indicates that there is a good balance of plant and animal life, and that the environment is able to sustain many different species. For these reasons, it is essential that we protect bees and their habitats, as without them, our world would be a drastically different place.
There’s really no denying the importance of bees in the world. The death of bees is a major environmental concern due to their role in the pollination of many plants and crops. The primary reasons behind bee deaths is the use of pesticides, especially neonicotinoids, which are widely used on crops and are toxic to bees. Climate change is causing the timing of blooming flowers to move away from when bees need them for pollination, leading to decreased food sources and weakened colonies. The spread of parasites such as the Varroa mite, which feeds on bee larvae, can also be a major factor in bee deaths. Loss of habitat and decreased genetic diversity are other great concerns that can also contribute to bee deaths.
Humanity, being the overall dominating species on the planet, has a duty, a sacred one to preserve the bees and give back carefully to nature what it has given to us – life. We are the ones that have taken so so much from this planet, who have polluted it to extreme levels. It’s time to take responsibility, it’s time we care for what has cared for us. It may not be too late, if only we truly dearly try.