Top Ten Worst Things That Would Happen if Bees Died OutWe know that bees disappearing is a problem. There's movies, lessons in school, and tons of ads saying things like "save the bees!", except we don't know how to save the bees or why they're dying, so those are pretty useless. Putting the fact that we don't know much about this strange disappearance of bees, let's list the top ten things that would happen if bees died out. The items on this list are ordered from how bad of an effect they have on the world to how little. Enjoy!
Many plants, not just ones that are essential in the making of fruits and vegetables, are highly dependent on the pollination and intervention of bees to survive. These include apples, oranges, cherries, blueberries, avocados, cucumbers, grapefruit, onions, almonds, pumpkins, and much more.
This would happen because bees pollinate the foods that cows depend on, and if they go, many cows will go bye-bye. And lots of milk, cheese, and most other dairy products will drop significantly as well.
This is a pretty big no-brainer. We all know how bees make honey. If they go, honey goes as well, there's no doubt about it. After they go extinct the few honey companies have in stock would sky-rocket to about 8 times the original price, and it would still go after a few months. Honey is a leisure we may not have in a few years.
Many species, such as the beautiful bee-eater, would go extinct or rapidly decrease in size because they depend on bees for food. Even more extinction would happen to species who depend on the plants that bees pollinate for food.
Without bees, we would be able to produce much less of most fruits and veggies, dairy, and even less grain and meat, though on a much smaller scale that fruits and veggies and dairy, so those foods would cost way more. Then, due to the fact that food is much rarer, the foods we would still be able to produce would also cost much more.
If we want some of these plants to survive, pollination would have to be done by hand, by humans. It would take so much time and effort, the hard workers pollinating the plants would only get around 5% as much done as bees would, and honey and other plants that used to rely on bees would still cost way way more due to the scarcity of it and the fact that the companies you're buying from have to pay labourers to pollinate.
I would never want to do this
Cotton needs bees to pollinate it. Wheat and soy also are pretty dependent on bees. These three crops are very essential, and there being no bees would mean there being no cotton, and much less wheat and soy.
Malnutrition and scarcity of food will obviously lead to famines, and they would be pretty bad in poorer places in the world. Even if you're wealthy, it doesn't mean you'll have enough to eat.
It's not certain or even extremely likely, but yikes!
Obviously, if food costs a ton more, malnutrition would become a huge problem.