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What Happens If All The Bees Die?

What Happens If All The Bees Die?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 16, 2019


Bees play a crucial role on Earth – some even
claim that if they go extinct, humanity would be next. So with the dramatic decline in bee
population, should we be worried? What happens if the bees all die? Simply put, if a plant produces a flower,
you can bet that bees help them reproduce. This long-standing, working relationship evolved
with flowers being bright and fragrant to attract bees, and the bees fuzzy, velcro-like
bodies helping them to efficiently transfer pollen from the male part of the plant to
the female part. This seemingly simple mechanism is directly responsible for the production
of 70% of fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts that we consume on a daily basis. 70%! Which
translates into almost $200 billion in global agriculture revenue. This huge responsibility
is accomplished by droves of commercial bees, reared by professional beekeepers for the
sole purpose of being transported to farms and orchards to pollinate crops. But since 2006, these hardworking, busy bees
have been mysteriously disappearing. This Colony Collapse Disorder has seen an average
of 1/3rd of commercial bees abandoning their hives. In fact, some beekeepers have even
reported that 90% of their bees have simply buzzed off. In some colonies, mites, viruses and parasites
have been to blame, but many are now looking at a class of insecticides called neonicotinoids.
This neurotoxin is used to kill off crop eating insects and pests, but also affects the central
nervous systems of bees when they consume contaminated nectar. And since nectar is brought
back to hives, the entire colony can be affected, leading to mass confusion and disorientation.
On top of this, other factors such as extremely cold and long winters, a lack of genetic diversity
in commercial bees, and less variable nectar in the fields may be at fault. If the trend continues, entire food chains
and webs may be at risk. Take almond plants for example; the hulls of these nuts are used
as feed for farm cattle and chickens. Fewer bees means fewer almonds, which could mean
declining livestock, and ultimately less milk, cheese, eggs and meat production. Not to mention
almonds are used in cereal, baking and many other food products. Beef and dairy cows would
also be harshly affected by the vanishing alfalfa fields which are used to harvest hay
for cattle. Looking for a morning buzz? Considering bees pollinate Coffea arabica, whose seeds
we grind for coffee, you can count that out. Without bees, our diet would consist of mostly
corn, wheat and rice, as they are wind pollinated plants. Like your clothes? Not only is cotton the
biggest cash crop in the US, it also makes up about 35% of the world’s fiber use. So
you can forget those blue jeans, towels, mattresses and high quality paper products. Simply put, we’d be living in a completely
different world without bees, not to mention suffering a substantial economic strain from
their disappearance. So while we may not necessarily go ‘extinct’ should the downward trend
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100 Comments found

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Nukin Neovenators

At least there are no B words get it

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Renรฉe Hupkens

this is so helpful!

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maleeha

i like bees

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Cameron Cole

i like bees

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Kaisy Vlogs

Thats why bees are mention in the Qur'an

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Wyatt Barry

I can't BEElieve all of this unBEElievable information!!!!

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Advancements

Save the bees๐Ÿ๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ—๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿฅ

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Taylor Brouwer

Most eighth grade science classes: weโ€™ll be dicecting and stuff
Mine: weโ€™ll be learning about ๐Ÿ…ฑ๏ธees

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I dab on your mother's Face

Bees or Sperms
Which r more important for for us for not becoming Extinct?

๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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ATERAH TM

"Resuming if they die,we all die"

Save them, if you don't know how to,search in youtube and tell everybody that you know

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Douglas Donoghue

wonderful. Thanks heaps. <3

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1JungleSoul

When will people wake up ! the environment/nature is depleting at a rapid rate and very few care ๐Ÿ˜’.

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Classic Goose

So many lies. Bees are an invasive species.

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Jayme Henry 2026

i hate bees

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Teresa Lizor 2026

I hate bees

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Rick Benton

https://www.gofundme.com/6ist7fc?pc=ot_co_dashboard_a&rcid=98b2594bee0f49e4b22ee79d95709cdd

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Carol Dickinson

WOW! WATCH A BEE SAVE ANOTHER BEES LIFE… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m98uAwKuFd0

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lavender town rocket commander

We'd make genetically modified bees or robo bees

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Jared

Black mirror happens

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KAMERON BELL

Poeple forget honey bees are not native to the United States. We have plenty of native bees and polinaters.

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Yvelta Dark

There are more pollinators than bees like ants,beetles,moths,butterflyand course some other bees. Honeybees are horrible for pur community for animals like some bugs that help pollinate. Honeybees are not native to America. They were brought by eourpeians for the honey.

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Dream Crusher

Hey you don't have to worry there are more pollinators like butterfly's and all that shit sure some foods will disappear but not us

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Noe Rodriguez

Now i feel bad to all the bees i jave killed๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜ญ

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Le Lei

Did anyone watch the film the happening. … Somewhat related bro this with a twist …

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Cazza Tron

But don't ants also do pollination

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Jack Plays

no if all bees die there are still other pollinators and African honey bees are the only 1 of 1800 bee species and are the only one with lowering population except bumblebees. which are dying from diseases from the invasive species African honey bees film theory has a great video on the topic search Film Theory: The Bee Movie LIED To You!

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Atanas Dimitrov

The loss of bees can actually help many natural polenators. American settlers brought bees over. Did americas plants die before the settlers brought bees

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Emerio Manzano

This makes me sad i love bees theyre important to the environment. SAVE THE BEES PLEASE ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒท

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Alexander Vrabac

Billy the bee! NOOOOOO!!!!!!

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Lucy Pollock

PLEASE HELP ME WITH MY BIO TEST IT'S ON THE ECOSYSTEM AMC DECAY!!!

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That Guy Who Gets No Likes

Well, they were brought from Europe in 15XX, so I'm not sure they are 100% great, and there are different pollinators.

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Ivy Nebus

I know NO MORE HONEY so save the bees

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Tom Peru

https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/IppyIndusties/tools/listings/685209881

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David van der Sterre

Look, it's simple:
If bees are gone there is no plant Reproduction
Without plant Reproduction there is no coffee

Without coffee I kill everyone.

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Rob

Just watch the bee movie

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แƒฆ Christine Alshanaa แƒฆ

No Honey=no life for me

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Bon Wattersen

Wasps can all die for all I care

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Joshua Waring

Humans are a shit-show

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XxXnandyfilth6XxX

The 489 people who dislike the video do really wanna go extinct. Df you dislike a educational video of something that could keep us alive?

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StrangeHackerDJ ROBLOX

Ban bug sprays

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My Eyebrows

sometimes i want to shout scream and cry at people who freak out and squish bees even though they're not the biggest problem for the bees

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Apuntes 888

Was Fukushima the responsible for the killing of bees.

Now bees are much whiter instead of yellow which is a sign of genetic exhaustion, some of them also have thicker black stripes. They also have different behaviour from what they used to, they are more calm, they do pollination in a very even manner during the day and they do everyday in the same fashion and in very small groups, their size and shape is also slightly different probably their transgenic seeds comes from a non local variety. Bumblebees which now work together with bees and waps which are rarer to spot show similar mutations as well.

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Guy Man

Dear bees,

You are very useful but you stung when when I was in 1st grade.
So, FUCKIE FUCKIE FUCKIE YOU.

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Tiger Guy

Ima buzzy bee buzz buzz buzz bz..buzz buzz buzz bz buzz buzz bz

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18wheeler76

Well get ready cause there pretty much gone from citys now,not sure about the country but all the trees are dead.

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lรธserluna c:

No bees

No stinging.

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Steevey Bob

if spiders never existed, that would be 5000x worse than no bees, i dont even see a problem without bees, first they are scary looking, i know they are harmless, but yeah, but you know what ruins days of life… WASPS!!

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Archerl27 At Roblox

1 like = 1 bee saved 1 comment = 1 shark saved

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Derp Alurp

#savethebees

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Cheston Sng

Pornhub sent me here

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Vbastard

Just corn. don't be daft… there are loads of self pollinating plants and fruit trees… And not only do bees pollinate any insect flying or not can pollinate

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Sunsuki The Potato

We Gotta Save The BEES

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Nathan Medina

Okay I get the video but bee's aren't the only ones who pollinate. Why don't you point that out.

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เด†เดŸเต เดคเต‹เดฎเดพ

Me: expecting a small thing
Reality: nearly the end of the world

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Awesome Films

It is Wi-Fi and now 5G. 1G- was cell phones talk only, 2G-talk and text, 3G- talk, text, internet, 4G-talk, text, internet, you tube, etc…5G-same as 4G just faster?? main reason they're putting it in is cause it is weaponized and deadly cancerous.
But hey who cares right just as long as you can download your porn 2secs faster right?

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Why Bees Matter

It's interesting and disappointing that though bees account for not only 70% of our food sources, but also$200B worth of agricultural revenue and jobs, that more people in positions of power are not more concerned about this.

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Reeses Puffs

If the bees all die then ill go outside.

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Cameron Gocke

Not trying to be a critic, but I re-stumbled on this old video and thinking maybe it needs an update or clarification? https://youtu.be/rhJ1-CRL1Ow

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Loct

All bees likely wont die, some bees dont have hives

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Walrus Gaming

According to all known laws of aviation a bee shouldnโ€™t be able to fly
(Go on)

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Fresh Peppers

Honey bees are an invasive species and are making the original bees go extinct. Honey bees can die for all I care.

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S.E. Sander

I was thinking about getting into the bee keeping beeneez!

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Niksterrr

It would mean the end of the world. There. I just saved you 3 minutes and 28 seconds of your life.

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a regular person

Fruit and veg have nothing in common with bees (fruit: animal eats it poops it out and it grows a tree/plant/vine) (veg:plant it in the ground and it grows more e.g potatos/carrot/onion)

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Seafoox animations

Bee nice to bees

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sap812

They donโ€™t even care who the girl ๐Ÿ‘ง makes the night

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00000_121209

We should BEE friends with the bees instead…

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Layan Eid

I lOve lovE this video so much

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Conner McLaren

The death of honey bees in America is better for America, the kill wild pollinators and spread diseases, mostly honey bees are dying though, its just that the delicate balance of Americaโ€™s ecosystem is healing by eradicating the threat, I know that some of it is humans doing, but we to are part of nature, we need to undo the wrongs we have done, or at least try to make them right, even if we donโ€™t do it on purpose. We are helping to fight global extinction, YAY

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JP Hriste

Well…even if they go extinct…… we should never forget that….live..um…finds a way

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Meme Queen

This is unBEElievable

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Arturo Gavilan

Sure bees are important, but there are other pollinators and before bees were brought into the USA and it wasn't doing very bad before

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ImELFY

My little brother, 5 years old, got stung by a bee and instead of crying over the pain he cried because the bee was going to die. My faith in humanity has been restored

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Mr Jaxson Jay

Bees arenโ€™t native to Utah and the old pioneers brought them so Utah would stay the same.

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Abel Casanova

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Totte Rรฅhlander

But… They are other polinaitors Hmhmhmhmmhmhhmhmhmhmhmhmhhh/hmhm

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Gabriel Mihov

this video basically said if bees dont help plants reproduces they will die mmmmmmmmmkaaaaaaaaaaaay

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Pop Rocks

I cannot BEElieve this

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Riot Revelry

I hate wasps.

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Riot Revelry

Debunked: https://youtu.be/Kf2-86o5S1o

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18 Bees

#saveourbees

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Captain Flores

Short answer: all hell will break loose

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tina kapoor

Ban the picking buying selling of flowers. Bees butterflies need flowers to survive .u humans don't need flowers .Ur birthdays anniversaries valentine's are a want and not a need .also ban pesticides no flowers no bees no butterflies .bees butterflies and other insects need flowers pollun necter to survive for them flowers is life and food .for humans flowers is unnecessary celebration

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AngeryPileOfSpaghetti

We donโ€™t need bees stupid idiots we can make bee robots to pollinate besides bees are monsters that sting constantly they deserve it if anything we need to destroy them all I shall avenge my foot

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Saksham Agrawal

The only thing is not important ….. HUMAN

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Don Cheeto

We'll die.

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neo warrior

what a load of bollocks, just to remind people that honey bees (the bees used to pollinate plants) are not native to many counties (like the usa) and were artificially brought into eco systems that NEVER needed them to begin with. There were literally hundreds of other insects that pollinated plants and did the job they do now, just not as efficiently. so people began using bee to do the job for them (as well as wanting the honey) but wait what happend to all the other insects? well they all died off because of the bees taking all the nectar and the pesticides we use. IE we humans screwed this up and now we need to fix the eco systems by trying to reintroduce other insects to retake there place. if bee's die the production of thing will decline but other insects will eventually take there place after they reproduce more.

as an example this is like introducing camels to the north poll and wondering why its not a good idea, when there are animals there that can carry items and push slays already.

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Oceanman536 1

And i want A fly dead

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GWManin

you know that buterflies also polinate.

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Nekochan Studios

There are lots of other polinators that do the same you know ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ

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Angus Lee-Smith

this vid is so amzaing i learnt

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Queen Meli

Ik this would be the end, because it would means no more Honey Bunches Of Oats๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜”

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Bisaflorian

No, we won't die…

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Izzy McL

iโ€™m a backyard beekeeper and i support this message๐Ÿโค๏ธsave da fluffs!

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Larkito 32

It would be disastrous if all bees disappeared but like.. cant a few species die and weโ€™ll be fine? The Honeybee for example, is the only bee that makes honey. But there are other insects that make honey. Honeybees werenโ€™t originally native to North America, and North America was fine before. So do we actually need them?

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Izaan Shaikh

Who else got this for homework.

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Steve

my homie barry

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007

Bees has been disappearing because humans are making them commercial bees.

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Syed Abdul Hadi Ahmed

Kill all humans simple

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Mary Wealth

This video doesn't mention the inevitable worldwide effort by humans to compensate for all the effects of a newly bee-less planet. We are survivors and would not let the extinction of one species result in the ruination of ours. In time, there would be methods for getting the bees' jobs done ourselves and/or for creating alternate products to replace the ones we lose.

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