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The Death Of Bees Explained – Parasites, Poison and Humans

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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. Check out THE NOVA PROJECT: www.nova.org.au You can make subtitles for the video here: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=GqA42M4RtxE Videos, explaining things. Like evolution, time, space, global energy or our existence in this strange universe. We are a team of designers, journalists and musicians who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful. You can get the MUSIC for the video here: https://soundcloud.com/epicmountain/bees https://epicmountainmusic.bandcamp.com/track/bees http://www.epic-mountain.com Visit us on our Website, Twitter, Facebook, Patreon or Behance to say hi! http://kurzgesagt.org https://www.facebook.com/Kurzgesagt https://twitter.com/Kurz_Gesagt http://www.patreon.com/Kurzgesagt http://www.behance.net/Kurzgesagt THANKS A LOT TO OUR LOVELY PATRONS FOR SUPPORTING US: Nathan Ardoin, Collin Rudkin, Karantor, Wesley Alexander, Alpaca Belle, william töyrä, Jasen Tamiia, Heeyun Chung, Ethan Wriston, Hoi-Fung, David Wilson, Morgan Rigby, Harrison Bross, Jacob Ash, lukas hulting, Katharine Foster, Nick Ingenito, Adithi Pandit, David Walsh, Oliver, gianmaria nicolis, Swaroop Narayan Manjunath, beeweasd, Giacomo Bersani, Evan Wilson, Matthew Fey, Nicholas Romano, Franco, Andrew Rehkopf, Tyler O'Connor, Fabi, Wait But Why, Brian, Carlos Rubio Abujas, Weronika Falkowska, Aaron, Carlos Carrasco, Christopher Setiobudi, Callum Howells Luke Kutschinski, Geoffrey Lee, Brian David Henderson, Sébastien Blanchet, Stefan Ghizelea, Chris Smith, Sofian Madi, Jay Kidd, James Khoo, Eugene Foss, Spencer Clark, Robert Varasciuc, THEGURUDK, Erika Marks, Aurelien Gouny, Romi Kuntsman, Harry, Nicolas Huguet-Latour, Simon Thibodeau, Michael, Marc Dumont, Yeonghoon Park, Samuel Pacheco, Dave Hng, Mikkel Jespersen, Jerome Dimaano, Danylo Bozhagora, ryandelsol, Anton Sterenborg, Mason Y, Simon Welker, Demian Rosenblatt, Julius Hofman, Richard Harrison, Daniel P, Reinaldo Mizutani, Emil, A Patron, Þorsteinn Sævar Hjartarson, Davy Corbett, Veselin Kostadinov, Darth Hawke The death of bees explained – Colony Collapse disorder Help us caption & translate this video! http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q&tab=2
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Malichat Gacha生活 (1 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 (2 months ago)
+The Purple Lies and Hawaii
The Purple Lies (2 months ago)
3:34 did you have to leave out New Zealand and Tasmania?
KAMERON BELL (3 months ago)
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.
Ryan Lu (5 hours ago)
We should genetically modify them or clone them
Darien Santamaria (6 hours ago)
noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo the bees not the bees : (
Grace Stpierre (1 day ago)
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
Papi Night (1 day ago)
Hazzah a man of quality
Hyrule Legend (1 day ago)
Ok so it's not entirely our fault
rockstarcrossing (1 day ago)
0:34 The TARDIS!
A Mistake (1 day ago)
friggin tardis dude. such a great fruit
Anders Schultz (2 days ago)
Im watching this with a dying bee in my hand. Foreshadowing... tbc on the next episode.
that one guy c (2 days ago)
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 (2 days 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 (2 days ago)
Baconmuncher (2 days ago)
Kızıl Link (2 days ago)
bees: *_dont exists_* everyone living:i dont feel so good
A-Maverick8 (3 days ago)
Now matpat says the opposite and he's pretty reliable too and says honey bees are an invasive species
Alex H (3 days ago)
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 (3 days ago)
Did anyone catch the Tardis?
ERRORcode 12 (3 days ago)
Bees are an invasive species and humans weren't dead before they were introduced
Rachel Tang (3 days ago)
Soviet Doge (4 days ago)
*4:40** The greed of these companies will kill us all*
Owen Xu Li(Student) (4 days ago)
those mites are animals we do need to extinguish, not koalas or whales.
hotshotx1598 (5 days ago)
Saved the bees 😭
boss egg hshshrhjr (5 days ago)
Woody why
Edisongaming F (5 days ago)
Ekkonomic (5 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 (5 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 (6 days ago)
*We love The bees* *It is our planet* It fake ok? It from Earth 😂😂😂
Ben Lester (6 days ago)
Yay! The bees are dying!
KingFluffs (6 days ago)
You can thank Monsanto. They know they're causing it, but are paying big bribes to shut it up.
oh yeah yeah (6 days ago)
Parasites need to fucking kill themselves
forgottenxX plays (7 days ago)
There is more pollinators out there and about 20,000 other species that pollinate
Youness ID BAKKASSE (8 days ago)
*I wish Cockroach die instead*
John Wick (8 days ago)
They had too much sex When bees have sex they die
Menos The Name (9 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 (9 days ago)
Save the bees! Please! Because... I don’t wanna die !😭😭😭😭😭
AngeryPileOfSpaghetti (10 days ago)
also, a question can neonicotinoids affect human nerves?
AngeryPileOfSpaghetti (10 days ago)
also quit your bumbling (joke 999999 percent intended) we have robot bees that can carry out the pollination job
AngeryPileOfSpaghetti (10 days ago)
"millions would die" this does put a smile on my face perfectly balanced
AngeryPileOfSpaghetti (9 days ago)
+william liang r/woooosh hard wooosh
william liang (9 days ago)
Why would you be happy if bees die?
yes no (10 days ago)
Fucking humans. Nature and animals are helping us to survive, and we kill them out of our greed.
FredDee (12 days ago)
SciShow just realized a new video "The Bee-Pocalypse is...Fake", does that mean this video is outdated?
Elijah : (12 days ago)
I like how all my friends try killing a bee immediately if they see a bee
lina youtub (13 days ago)
Am scard of need but i know we need them
Ashton Davies (13 days ago)
So, bees cry when they die? Cool.
Turtle Shell (14 days ago)
I like how they address an apocalyptic situation and everyone forgets about it the next day.
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 (15 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 (15 days ago)
how about chem trails
gaz lanham (15 days ago)
try mobile phone towers
FirstName LastName (17 days ago)
*Barry B. Benson wants to know your location*
Twilight UnderSky (17 days ago)
I would like mosquitoes to go extinct but it'll mess up the food chain 😞
Elias Helfer (18 days ago)
At 3:36 it said 1.5 Billion Euros but wrote 1.5 Billion Dollars.
Nancy Young (19 days ago)
Mr. Beardy (20 days ago)
If Bee Dies There Will Be A Bee Called Bumblebee(TRANSFORMERS)
How about humming birds butterflys n bumblebees
Watch The film series the bees movie and that the honeybee is Bad for the environment
Kawaii Gatchagirl (21 days ago)
Earth provides enough for every mans need, but not every mans greed
Jason Lee (1 hour ago)
Wise words sis I would call you bro but you’re a girl so eh...
Mysadlife Iamsolonely (3 days ago)
Kawaii Gatchagirl so trueXD
jaime mayoral (21 days ago)
If honey bees die bears survive
salakskin (22 days 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 (22 days ago)
pollination chemicals.iman made mistakes.
Kiran Kumar (22 days ago)
harm to ourself by smoke, plastic burn.
Kiran Kumar (22 days ago)
even smoking what we do in air kills them yes..plastic burning.
Kiran Kumar (22 days ago)
they exhausting bcz of radiations exposure by mobile towers dubo
marcysiaxxx (23 days ago)
DDT podawano ludziom chorującym na AIDS. People with AIDS had beed treated with DDT in the past.
marcysiaxxx (23 days ago)
DDT podawano ludziom chorującym na AIDS. People with AIDS had beed treated with DDT in the past.
Ahmet Hakan Arslan (23 days ago)
1.17 where is turkey
Rad Kory (24 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 (24 days ago)
Signs of day pf judgement
Harsh Kumar (24 days ago)
Why the heck mosquitoes aren't dying ?
nightmare crothers (26 days ago)
not true there are other polanaters
Awsomemaster Master (26 days ago)
You know that bees aren’t the only polinators in the world right?
Fjord Lord (26 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 (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 (26 days ago)
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 (27 days ago)
The CIA is behind this because the earth is flat, vaccines cause AUTISM AND 911 NEVER HAPPENED ILUMINATI WAKE UP PEOPLE???!!!!!???
I am dedicated to when I can I will set up an apiary.
Fpaul2k13 (28 days ago)
Viridiana Gonzalez (28 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 (28 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 (26 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 (26 days ago)
Indeed honey bees displace wild bees which do a much better job when it comes to pollinating
Of course if lots of honey bees die the world would die it shows that in the Bee Movie
AngiePlayz (29 days ago)
That intro music always makes me dance
sf49er sjshark (1 month ago)
HAWAIIAN accent "You like them peanut butter cups"
ELIM official (1 month ago)
I wish all humans would die and the next dominant species will be a kinder one
ZIZ ZLE (1 month ago)
Government could be doing something besides, maybe, electing Trump? Nope? Thats what they wanna do? Why not this? Oh well
gdtoob (28 days ago)
Not sure what you mean. The American people elected Trump.
Quality Person (1 month ago)
2,999 past 6,666,666 viewers.
MIDNIGHT (1 month ago)
Cell towers?
Blue Lightning (1 month ago)
I hate bees 😤 but I fill bad that there dyeing
Nicholas Vaughan (1 month ago)
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JaksuPlays (1 month ago)
Usually i hate bees but now i feel bad for them because those mites
The Captain (1 month ago)
0:33 why i mean just why
jason is just trying (1 month ago)
0:23 Something went wrong
Prize_hunter1 (1 month ago)
3:40 Is that why I'm addicted to fruits?
Shade Axeson (1 month ago)
Arnt honeybees an invasive species? So like wasn’t this just a matter of time.
Ussuri (1 month ago)
I came here because of pornhub.
Commentur The Great (1 month ago)
Azolio Eroach (1 month ago)
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§ (1 month ago)
Or she.
§Zoey§ (1 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 (1 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 (1 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 (1 month ago)
We can make robotic bees
Mushroom_hunter (1 month ago)
"Death of bees" *shows wasp*

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