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Persuasive Speech: SAVE THE BEES

For Speech Communications @ Parker University

Natalie Burns

on 23 July 2015

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Transcript of Persuasive Speech: SAVE THE BEES

Honestly, I first learned about this topic while watching an episode of the BBC Scifi show, Dr. Who years ago.
Beeee Attentive.
man kind began beekeeping as early as 20,000 BCE.
Honeybee's remain the most important of the pollinators.
farmer managed bee colonies hit loss percentage f 42% this year.
beekeepers hope to see no less than a 18.7%
This suggests that the pollination industry is in big trouble.
BEEEE Informed!
Effect, Cause, and Solution
Natalie Burns Speech Communications
During this speech I hope to inform you about why the bees are disappearing, why this is important, why we should stop it and how you can help.
87 crops worldwide use animal pollinators, compared to only 28 that can
Many staple foods, such as wheat, rice, and corn, are among those 28 crops that require no help from bees.
bees help pollinate at least 70% of all the fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds we consume.
that's 1 out of every 3 mouthfuls of food
less bees = less almonds
could usually be attributed to the mites, or parasites that would eat the bees and their hives or the viruses that would infect them.
Neonicotiniods = neurotoxin
industrial agriculture practices and climate-change.
sign Greenpeace's petition to the government
plant flowers or herbs in your yard
Avoid destroying bees hives
purchase legitimate honey. not the fake stuff
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