Why are bees important?
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Bees are important, right? That seems to be the general consensus. But is it true? And should you still care even if you don’t eat honey. Phil argues that the answer is ‘yes’ and presents his top five reasons that explain just why bees are so important.
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This is extremely helpful for my geography revision! Thank you so much for making this!
Nice I’m educated thanks
I wANT PIZZA 🙁
wow I just hate this
i have to wacht this for school
Me pelan la verga las abejas
Go bees go go go
Fancy seeing you here Jerma
Bees make me honey
Bees are sooooooooo important
I’m a beekeeper and they are wonderful!!
Incredible amazing creatures
Omg bees are so important! I did a presentation on them as a keystone species
Fun fact: bees are invasive species that came from Europe
I can’t look at a honey bee because to me they so ugly
“A world without pizza is a sad and lonely place indeed”- Philip J. Taylor
I put this in a school project
Thanks you for interesting video! Hope your bees are doing well! Hi from Belarus bee’s forests!
whoever dont like bees should just get themselves natural selected for termination if you ask me
2:04 SAY NO MORE FAM PROTECT THE BEES AT ALL COSTS
If you dis-liked you just wanna see the world burn…
be carful before you step on a bee 🙂
Save the bee’s !!
i thought bees are mean but now they are amazing. Thanks Eco Sapien 😀
Can you save the bees please: https://youtu.be/dzhxVaB6NXE
Nice video .Have bees in my garden .Need to support them for me and other’s.
ya it woud be sad and lonley without PIZZA!!
I didn’t know a lot of this I’ve been told they’re important but didn’t know how serious
Bees are important! But are honey bees? Honey bees are farm animals that are bred and kept to convert natural resources into food for humans. From a capitalist point of view, that’s definitely a plus. But what evidence suggests that honeybees, which in most cases are not even native species, are good for our biodiversity? Why are invasive species villains, but honey bees which equally competing with native species are ecological heroes? If one wants to help nature, one should expand the shrinking amount of natural habitat and not use this very limited habitat to our human benefit by using honeybees.
Thank you! I need to do an informational writing for school and found this video!
When they said bees are good for food i thought we could eat bees
My science teacher sent me this -_-
The reason why Beatles and butterflies and all those insects are not as common because bees keep killing them
So if they die the bees would die that means we would have a thriving species of insects doing where the bees left off
That is why should not get rid of that or else you will get no food clothes etc and queen bee is the important one to save our life so do not harm queen bees
Bees make honey and honey is delicious I can’t live without honey
here from school 2020
Without bees in around 4 years the human population will dismissed
I hate bees I got hrt
Wow this is so helpful thanks alot I used it for my school presentation =)