How pollen can effects on Bees and the entire world
August 03, 2016 10:44 am
Bees need to supplement their diet with protein shakes frequently. Pollen has ability to provide that protein to the Bees. Protein content in pollen is destroyed with increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) level in atmosphere. When a Bee sucking nectar from a flower it collects the pollen too. This nectar of flower’s like an energetic drink including sugar. Being a natural source, it gives nutrition and natural protein to the bee.

Scientists have compared recently collected flowers’ pollen from Canada and preserved at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington. According to their researches amount of protein contains in earlier preserved pollen has more than today’s goldenrod pollen. Earlier collected pollen has 18 percent and today’s pollen has only about 12 percent of protein. It’s about one-third less than 17 years ago. During this time CO2 levels have gone up by more than one-third.

They were about 280 ppm (parts per million) before 170 years .Now it becomes about 398 ppm in air. However researchers have found more CO2 is the cause of lower protein level in the flowers’ pollen. Every honeybee needs lots of protein for enhancing their young, feeding larvae and also for keeping their immunity level. This protein drop in pollen can affect a bee’s diet and health. As well it reduces bees’ lifespans.

Today this has become a global issue because reducing bee population not just make impact only on the flowers and diversity but it directly effects on human well-being.    
 World Honey Bee Day, previously known as Honey Bee Awareness Day will be celebrated on 20th of August in 2016.We should protect this buzzing generation.

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