Can humans only live 4 years after the disappearance of bees from the surface of the planet?

Day after day, the voices of the Save the Bees! Campaigns are getting louder. A quote by Albert Einstein is attributed to the effect that humans will only live four years after the disappearance of bees from the surface of the planet.


However, there is no evidence that Einstein said this. The statement is not scientifically correct. Wind-pollinated plants, such as rice, wheat, and corn, will continue to grow. While you should say goodbye to most flowering plants such as vegetables and fruits because other animals such as beetles, birds, bats, and others pollinate about 90 percent of those plants.


The public often confuses bees with honey bees. There are about 20 thousand species of bees. Most of them are wild and live in isolated places and feed on the nectar of a specific type of plant, which makes them much better at pollinating.


Although the pollination value of wild bees cannot be accurately measured, it is certain that crops around the world will be affected by their absence, which has already happened in the United States. It is not known scientifically how much damage to our food security and ecosystem stability will be caused by the absence of wild bees.


Of course, honeybees suffer from environmental changes and excessive cultivation, but the idea that they are spending is only partially true, according to the German Beekeeper Association (DIB), which argues that honey bees receive veterinary care and are safe compared to wild bees. Hence, we must stop our obsession with honey bees and pay more attention to wild bees.

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