The effects of Global warming on Honey Bee Colonies:

By: Amb. Engr. Agim Godwin Apple/Salpaus University of Applied sciences Finland.

Ambassador Agim Godwin Apple, President of African BeeFarmers Union, with family and friends

Zooming in, the picture of Obudu, Bekwarra, Ogoja, Yala, Obanliku, Boki, Ikom, Odukpani, Akamkpa also the western Cameroon, now a small picture as compared globally.

Navigating my bearing to Cross River State, Nigeria where the thrive for the sustainability of African Honey Bee started from the former governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, and redirect to the present governor, Sen. Prince Bassey Edet Otu

Sen. Prince Bassey Otu, Governor of Cross River State Nigeria.

Global warming is a grave concern that can have significant impacts on various aspects of our planet, including insect populations like wild honey bees.

I will x-ray a few ways in this article how global warming can affect them and the general society of Cross River State, Nigeria.

The changes in flowering patterns following Global warming can alter the timing of flowering and nectar availability in plants.

Wild honey bees rely on these floral resources foraging and gathering nectar. However, with changing climate patterns, the timing and abundance of flowers can be disrupted, potentially reducing the availability of food for the bees.

Habitat loss and fragmentation due to the rising global temperatures can lead to changes in ecosystems and cause shifts in plant distributions.

This can result in habitat loss and fragmentation for wild honey bees, as their preferred flora may be negatively affected or displaced.

Loss of suitable habitat can reduce foraging opportunities and limit the availability of nesting sites, thus impacting the sustainability of bee colonies.

The increased vulnerability to pests and diseases as warmer temperatures can influence the distribution and prevalence of pests and diseases that affect honey bees.

For example, varroa mites, a common parasite of honey bees, may thrive better in warmer environments.

Such infestations can weaken bee colonies, making them more susceptible to other diseases or even colony collapse disorder.

As the impacts on reproductive cycles faces alterations in climate patterns, such as erratic rainfall or prolonged heatwaves, can disrupt the reproductive cycles of both plants and insects.

This can affect the synchronization between bees and flowering plants, leading to reduced pollination and subsequently affecting ecosystem dynamics and biodiversity.

Also the changes in pollinator distribution as climate conditions change, some regions may become less suitable for certain bee species, while others may become more favorable.

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This can result in shifts in the distribution of wild honey bee populations, potentially impacting their ability to sustain and adapt in new environments.

To address these challenges and promote the sustainability of wild honey bee colonies in the face of global warming, it is important to prioritize conservation efforts, support habitat restoration, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Additionally, promoting sustainable farming practices that minimize the use of pesticides and provide diverse floral resources for bees can also contribute to their well-being.

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