The extinction of honeybees would cause an economic crisis with the decline of produce such as fruits and vegetables. For example, a Cornell University Study determined that 14 billion dollars worth of seeds in crops in the United States is pollinated by bees. With that in mind, if bees were to become extinct it will form a chain reaction that will become a catastrophe. Here are a couple of examples, of several consequences:
1) Without honeybees, beekeepers that nurse the bees will go out of business therefore farmers will lose there crops because the fruits and vegetables need the pollen and eventually the farmers will lose their farm.
2) The decline of food supplies relying on pollination will cause an increase in cost for fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Pollination is a big source when it comes to fruits, vegetable, and nuts. But without pollination, fruits, vegetables and nuts will start to die. When that starts to happen, the products such as almonds, peaches, soybeans, apples, pears, pumpkins, cucumbers, cherries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries will increase in prices.
3) Health will become a big issue because consumers will not be able to afford fruits and vegetables due to high prices, therefore they will eat more junk food. The cost of food would rise as agricultural ingredients grow scarce, and in the end, people will develop malnutrition and starvation.
4) For cows to eat their nutrients, the bees need to pollinate their food in order for them to survive. The cost of produce will gradually increase in time as the agricultural products will grow scarce. In time, people will die from starvation and malnutrition because there will not be any food to eat.
In conclusion, bees are imperative for our society; especially the environment. With the extinction of bees, people will have to face severe consequences and take action towards those affects. Honeybees are taken for granted and if they were to become extinct, many things that we rely on to survive will be gone.