The Death Of Bees Explained - Parasites, Poison and Humans

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  • Published on Jul 9, 2015
  • In 2015 the bees are still dying in masses. Which at first seems not very important until you realize that one third of all food humans consume would disappear with them. Millions could starve. The foes bees face are truly horrifying - some are a direct consequence of human greed. We need to help our small buzzing friends or we will face extremely unpleasant consequences.
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    • Malichat Gacha生活
      Malichat Gacha生活 Month ago

      J'ai une idée pour sauver les abeilles!Il faut créer une nouvelle espèce d'abeilles qui résiste a ses mites et a ses virus! sinon créer des incestes qui ce nourrirait des mites!

    • ConnorConnor
      ConnorConnor 2 months ago

      +The Purple Lies and Hawaii

    • The Purple Lies
      The Purple Lies 2 months ago

      3:34 did you have to leave out New Zealand and Tasmania?

    • KAMERON BELL
      KAMERON BELL 3 months ago +2

      I'm surprised you did not talk about how honey bees are invasive species that we brought to other country's. The honey bees are native to aisa. The bees that are native to America are different but even there disappearing. Bumble bees are local polinaters, Even wasps even though we don't like them there are so many local polinaters in country's its rediculas. Its actualy getting popular to make houses for local bees. Some people are starting to keep local bees to. I know we all like honey and bees wax. But I hear local polinaters and honey bees are competing for resources. I think only South America, and Australia has bees that produce honey that are native. The Aztecs used to keep the south American breed. Also it does not help we eat do many almonds now. They have to transport 25,000 bees to pollinate them each year. I think gmos are bad for bees to because there sterile so they don't produce nector or polen for bees. I think theres multiple things wiping them out. So many that it's dangerous.

  • Grace Stpierre
    Grace Stpierre 12 hours ago +1

    I don’t think it’s true Europeans brought bees to the country a long time ago and they are an invasive species they are good but we won’t die with them we have butterfly’s hornets wasps sweat bees honey is good but we play are still ok if bees die

  • Hyrule Legend
    Hyrule Legend 15 hours ago

    Ok so it's not entirely our fault

  • rockstarcrossing
    rockstarcrossing 16 hours ago

    0:34 The TARDIS!

  • A Mistake
    A Mistake 17 hours ago

    friggin tardis dude. such a great fruit

  • Anders Schultz
    Anders Schultz Day ago

    Im watching this with a dying bee in my hand. Foreshadowing... tbc on the next episode.

  • that one guy c
    that one guy c Day ago +1

    Im glad honey bees are dieing in the USA it's nature correcting it's self honey bees don't belong in the us and kill off native bees which few people talk about bees started off in Asia eventually made it too the USA there an invasive species although yes pesticides are bad

  • Josie
    Josie Day ago

    So much of the food goes to factory farms that fatten and kill hundreds of thousands of forced bred animals a day when it can just go to us. Try going vegan before its too late

  • Baconmuncher
    Baconmuncher Day ago

    MAKE INSECTICIDE/PESTICIDE ILLEGAL OR MONITORED

  • Baconmuncher
    Baconmuncher Day ago

    KILL ALL BEE KILLERS

  • Kızıl Link
    Kızıl Link Day ago

    bees: *_dont exists_*

    everyone living:i dont feel so good

  • A-Maverick8
    A-Maverick8 2 days ago

    Now matpat says the opposite and he's pretty reliable too and says honey bees are an invasive species

  • Alex H
    Alex H 2 days ago +2

    I see alot of weekened bees all the time!!! They can't use their wings or they don't move much. Kuraratz is correct. Tell us how to fix this!!!!

  • FimWritersGroup
    FimWritersGroup 2 days ago

    Did anyone catch the Tardis?

  • ERRORcode 12
    ERRORcode 12 2 days ago

    Bees are an invasive species and humans weren't dead before they were introduced

  • Rachel Tang
    Rachel Tang 2 days ago

    Well, um, ever heard of WILD POLLINATORS THAT WERE DOING PERFECTLY FINE BEFORE HOMEYBEES CAME AND STARTED INFECTING THEM WITH DISEASES
    OH YEAH HONEYBEES ARE AN INVASIVE SPECIES

  • Soviet Doge
    Soviet Doge 3 days ago +2

    *4:40** The greed of these companies will kill us all*

  • Owen  Xu Li(Student)
    Owen Xu Li(Student) 3 days ago

    those mites are animals we do need to extinguish, not koalas or whales.

  • hotshotx1598
    hotshotx1598 4 days ago

    Saved the bees 😭

  • boss egg hshshrhjr
    boss egg hshshrhjr 4 days ago

    Woody why

  • Edisongaming F
    Edisongaming F 4 days ago

    noooooo!!!1

  • Ekkonomic
    Ekkonomic 4 days ago

    Hi, where can I find the information and sources that you used to make this video? I cannot find it anywhere here and am very interested in the subject :(

  • Critter Munch
    Critter Munch 4 days ago

    It’s good to know that a few chemical industry fuckheads are ready to cause a global catastrophe for a quick buck

  • Gacha Video
    Gacha Video 5 days ago +2

    *We love The bees*
    *It is our planet*
    It fake ok? It from Earth 😂😂😂

  • Ben Lester
    Ben Lester 5 days ago

    Yay! The bees are dying!

  • KingFluffs
    KingFluffs 5 days ago

    You can thank Monsanto. They know they're causing it, but are paying big bribes to shut it up.

  • oh yeah yeah
    oh yeah yeah 5 days ago

    Parasites need to fucking kill themselves

  • forgottenxX plays
    forgottenxX plays 6 days ago

    There is more pollinators out there and about 20,000 other species that pollinate

  • Youness ID BAKKASSE
    Youness ID BAKKASSE 7 days ago +1

    *I wish Cockroach die instead*

  • John Wick
    John Wick 7 days ago

    They had too much sex
    When bees have sex they die

  • Menos The Name
    Menos The Name 8 days ago

    Wi-fi sends out 'hard' signals compared to the ones that insects use, I red. A switched on router in an ant nest made the ants migrate. Switched off and the ants came back.
    I got a bit off topic here.
    Bees and wasps had a hard time navigating, if I recall correctly.
    "Use switch - Save planet" - Teacher of karate kid

  • Super Venom
    Super Venom 8 days ago +2

    Save the bees!
    Please!
    Because...



    I don’t wanna die !😭😭😭😭😭

  • AngeryPileOfSpaghetti

    also, a question can neonicotinoids affect human nerves?

  • AngeryPileOfSpaghetti

    also quit your bumbling (joke 999999 percent intended) we have robot bees that can carry out the pollination job

  • AngeryPileOfSpaghetti

    "millions would die"
    this does put a smile on my face
    perfectly balanced

  • yes no
    yes no 9 days ago

    Fucking humans.
    Nature and animals are helping us to survive, and we kill them out of our greed.

  • FredDee
    FredDee 11 days ago

    SciShow just realized a new video "The Bee-Pocalypse is...Fake", does that mean this video is outdated?

  • Elijah :
    Elijah : 11 days ago

    I like how all my friends try killing a bee immediately if they see a bee

  • lina youtub
    lina youtub 12 days ago

    Am scard of need but i know we need them

  • Ashton Davies
    Ashton Davies 13 days ago

    So, bees cry when they die? Cool.

  • Turtle Shell
    Turtle Shell 13 days ago

    I like how they address an apocalyptic situation and everyone forgets about it the next day.

  • Salauddin Shaikh
    Salauddin Shaikh 14 days ago

    This is a sentence from me:
    I die u cry....the music in the end is so sad that I started to cry...and when I will die u will all cry...
    The nature is beautiful! When the bees die the nature cryes save bees save the nature...a sentence by a 8 year old girl, remember everyone like we die everyone cryes its npt only us! There is a sentence from me when the bees die the nature cryes please everyone save bees...
    A comment by a 8 year
    8 year old girl (areen pathan) an Indian...

  • Frank Swoboda
    Frank Swoboda 14 days ago

    This video is silly. As a bee keeper the honey bee is doing nicely thankyou very much. When hives die there is a reason. Honey bee are breed to give us lots of honey. Other insects pollinate. Neonics do not harm bees. Use google and do a search but put "myth" in quotes in all of the stuff talked about in this video and you can get a good science lesson. This is nothing but nonsense.

  • gaz lanham
    gaz lanham 14 days ago

    how about chem trails

  • gaz lanham
    gaz lanham 14 days ago

    try mobile phone towers

  • FirstName LastName
    FirstName LastName 16 days ago

    *Barry B. Benson wants to know your location*

  • Twilight UnderSky
    Twilight UnderSky 16 days ago

    I would like mosquitoes to go extinct but it'll mess up the food chain 😞

  • Elias Helfer
    Elias Helfer 17 days ago

    At 3:36 it said 1.5 Billion Euros but wrote 1.5 Billion Dollars.

  • Nancy Young
    Nancy Young 18 days ago

    ;(

  • Mr. Beardy
    Mr. Beardy 19 days ago

    If Bee Dies There Will Be A Bee Called Bumblebee(TRANSFORMERS)

  • disco the talking budgie

    How about humming birds butterflys n bumblebees

  • The emerald king Alliance

    Watch The film series the bees movie and that the honeybee is Bad for the environment

  • Kawaii Gatchagirl
    Kawaii Gatchagirl 20 days ago +40

    Earth provides enough for every mans need, but not every mans greed

  • jaime mayoral
    jaime mayoral 20 days ago

    If honey bees die bears survive

  • salakskin
    salakskin 21 day ago

    why isn't there a virus to kill a Mosquitos? but there's one that kills bees that also is slowly killing us. most viruses are slowly killing us in many ways i wonder why?

  • Kiran Kumar
    Kiran Kumar 21 day ago

    pollination chemicals.iman made mistakes.

  • Kiran Kumar
    Kiran Kumar 21 day ago

    harm to ourself by smoke, plastic burn.

  • Kiran Kumar
    Kiran Kumar 21 day ago

    even smoking what we do in air kills them yes..plastic burning.

  • Kiran Kumar
    Kiran Kumar 21 day ago

    they exhausting bcz of radiations exposure by mobile towers dubo

  • marcysiaxxx
    marcysiaxxx 22 days ago

    DDT podawano ludziom chorującym na AIDS. People with AIDS had beed treated with DDT in the past.

  • marcysiaxxx
    marcysiaxxx 22 days ago

    DDT podawano ludziom chorującym na AIDS. People with AIDS had beed treated with DDT in the past.

  • Ahmet Hakan Arslan
    Ahmet Hakan Arslan 22 days ago

    1.17 where is turkey

  • Rad Kory
    Rad Kory 23 days ago

    If honey bees died out all places that have imported honey bees would not be affected like canda north America and other places north America would not be affected because honey bees are an invasive species. Still losing honey bees would be Really bad for everywhere not just a few places.

  • ghazi hussain
    ghazi hussain 23 days ago

    Signs of day pf judgement

  • Harsh Kumar
    Harsh Kumar 24 days ago

    Why the heck mosquitoes aren't dying ?

  • nightmare crothers
    nightmare crothers 25 days ago

    not true there are other polanaters

  • Awsomemaster Master
    Awsomemaster Master 25 days ago

    You know that bees aren’t the only polinators in the world right?

  • Fjord Lord
    Fjord Lord 25 days ago

    Plus, Mason bees pollination rate here is 95%. Honey bees pollination rate is only 5%. Sure, people in Europe and Asia should be freaking out, but people in the Americas shouldn't.

  • Fjord Lord
    Fjord Lord 26 days ago

    If we do more for the native bees where I live, then if honey bees are wiped out, us in North America will be fine. In fact, the environment in North America will be better. Honey bees are stealing the habitat from bees like Mason bees, which is a bee native to North America, and Mason bees are now struggling to survive.

  • Mikayla Kearns
    Mikayla Kearns 26 days ago +1

    Bees can die , we won't die because we have other pollinators to do the job, but if bees do die then we humans have to learn our lesson eventually.

  • Pablo123456x
    Pablo123456x 26 days ago +1

    The CIA is behind this because the earth is flat, vaccines cause AUTISM AND 911 NEVER HAPPENED ILUMINATI WAKE UP PEOPLE???!!!!!???

  • Doughnut’s Trucking&Aviation

    I am dedicated to when I can I will set up an apiary.

  • Fpaul2k13
    Fpaul2k13 27 days ago +1

    THE ONLY SOLUTION IS HUMAN EXTINCTION OR WE LEAVE EARTH.

  • Viridiana Gonzalez
    Viridiana Gonzalez 27 days ago

    I have a question. I do know that honey bees are not native to North America, but just an invasive species that introduced back in 1622 when European settlers brought them. Now before European settlers came to North America, plant life were thriving for thousands of years. So how is that possible?

  • 1 crazy sushi luver
    1 crazy sushi luver 27 days ago

    Honey bees were brought over by European colonists, the u.s wasn't a infertile waste land before that! Why aren't we worried about the native species that are dying from competition!?

    • 1 crazy sushi luver
      1 crazy sushi luver 25 days ago

      +BGM true 🤔 but if they die out the damaged populations of native polinators will likely not be able to pick up the slack not to mention the gentic problems if there's a bottle neck bc of the honey bees encroaching, but who knows if we boost the honey bees we might not have to worry about that as much

    • BGM
      BGM 25 days ago

      Indeed honey bees displace wild bees which do a much better job when it comes to pollinating

  • Reactions Gaming & More

    Of course if lots of honey bees die the world would die it shows that in the Bee Movie

  • AngiePlayz
    AngiePlayz 28 days ago +1

    That intro music always makes me dance

  • sf49er sjshark
    sf49er sjshark 29 days ago +1

    HAWAIIAN accent "You like them peanut butter cups"

  • ELIM official
    ELIM official 29 days ago

    I wish all humans would die and the next dominant species will be a kinder one

  • ZIZ ZLE
    ZIZ ZLE Month ago +2

    Government could be doing something besides, maybe, electing Trump?
    Nope? Thats what they wanna do? Why not this? Oh well

    • gdtoob
      gdtoob 27 days ago

      Not sure what you mean. The American people elected Trump.

  • Quality Person
    Quality Person Month ago +1

    2,999 past 6,666,666 viewers.

  • MIDNIGHT
    MIDNIGHT Month ago

    Cell towers?

  • Blue Lightning
    Blue Lightning Month ago

    I hate bees 😤 but I fill bad that there dyeing

  • Nicholas Vaughan
    Nicholas Vaughan Month ago

    Kurzgesagt is my number one favourite channel and has been since I first discovered them.
    I EVERY ONE OF YOU TWELVE PEOPLE WORKING WITH KURZGESAGT

  • JaksuPlays
    JaksuPlays Month ago

    Usually i hate bees but now i feel bad for them because those mites

  • The Captain
    The Captain Month ago

    0:33 why i mean just why

  • jason is just trying

    0:23 Something went wrong

  • Prize_hunter1
    Prize_hunter1 Month ago

    3:40 Is that why I'm addicted to fruits?

  • Shade Axeson
    Shade Axeson Month ago

    Arnt honeybees an invasive species? So like wasn’t this just a matter of time.

  • Ussuri
    Ussuri Month ago

    I came here because of pornhub.

  • Commentur The Great

    WHY ARE THERE SO MANY TARDISES

  • Azolio Eroach
    Azolio Eroach Month ago +1

    As long as idiots follow the sophistry of Milton Friedman, the foolish notion that wharever is bad for others is good for oneself will prevail unchecked, even as the consequences of this fallacy prove otherwise.

  • §Zoey§
    §Zoey§ Month ago

    Or she.

  • §Zoey§
    §Zoey§ Month ago

    Ya’ll Soulution: Maybe we can have someone watching the bee’s to see if anything’s going on and if the virus 🦠 comes he can stamp on it.

  • Rokbay L
    Rokbay L Month ago

    I almost lost my eye trying to save bees from the ummm idk what IRS called in English but its much bigger than them

  • Triple D
    Triple D Month ago

    A lot of honey bees actually kill other pollinators so if the honey bees died there would be less pollination but it wouldn’t be as drastic as it is described

  • WisamTheDream
    WisamTheDream Month ago

    We can make robotic bees

  • Mushroom_hunter
    Mushroom_hunter Month ago

    "Death of bees"
    *shows wasp*

  • Max gacha studio
    Max gacha studio Month ago

    Why bees die? Here is my theory their lifespan is 40 days.
    PS they told me at school by a video

  • Cha Cha
    Cha Cha Month ago

    So we are not gonna talk about the natural pollenators other than honeybees?