Bees & Plant Relations

by alex11 on Mars 13, 2018 - 9:04pm

In the article “Loss of Bees Bad for Plants” by Chris Palmer published from The Scientist. The author writes about the horrible consequences of the loss of bees on the plants and the ecosystem in general. Bees have a “a monogamous relationship between pollinators and plants, ensuring that plants receive pollen from their own species.” (Palmer, 2013).  Therefore, one of the consequences is that because of low pollination, plants can’t reproduce, spread and grow. In addition, this can prevent some of the production of foods such as honey in which it depends on pollination. Also, this causes plants to not be able to reproduce and thus becoming instinct.



In my opinion, the usage of pesticides should be reduced and modified its chemical compounds to reduce the harmful effects it has on the bees.  A proof of this is that in “the last decade saw a precipitous decline in worldwide bee populations, possibly due to pesticide use, stirring concerns over the survival of plants and food crops without their most prolific pollinators.” (Palmer, 2013). To allow pollination, bees a very important in that process and this process is the very survival of the ecosystem in which it could die off without a pollinator as it is now. Because, scientist and others are very worried that without bees, plants couldn’t give the essential food such as honey.    


Palmer, C. (2013, July 23). Loss of Bees Bad for Plants. The Scientist. Retrieved March 12, 2018, from



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