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Published 3 years ago with 11 Comments

The Death Of Bees Explained – Parasites, Poison and Humans

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.

 

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  • jcscher
    +7

    I hope everyone watches this and understands how important these insects are. BTW /u/drunkenninja, how are you handling the latest influx?

    • drunkenninja
      +8

      It really is an excellent video for those unfamiliar with the issue.

      As for what we have been doing... We spent the last week doing a lot of optimization, we are going to be doing the server move sometime next week to more powerful machines that we ordered using the donations we received (thanks all who donated, we really appreciate the help!). These machines, when configured properly should be able to handle about 5-6 times the traffic, and with the optimizations along side we should expect good performance for the foreseeable future! We have been taking a LOT of notes from the feedback we have been getting in the /t/ideasforsnapzu tribe (again, we appreciate all of you for taking the time to give us your feedback!) We are planning a release sometime in the next 2 weeks to open up new functionality for managing all posted content ie. snaps, text posts and comments as well as a new approach to pinups which we will refer to as saves. We will post a release update in the /t/blog tribe when everything is ready, tested and live. Other than that, I am definitely looking towards a little more sleeping hours, should have that sorted out soon :)

      • jcscher (edited 3 years ago)
        +5

        Thanks for the info and thanks to all the snapzuteam for the fine work being done on the site. Looking forward to the updates as we all continue on the snapzu journey! Get some sleep!

      • UpAndRunning
        +2

        Do you mind me asking who the Snapzu Team is? Perhaps you could redirect me to a link introducing you that I may have missed?

        • drunkenninja
          +2

          We don't have an official about us page or anything. What would you like to know?

          • UpAndRunning
            +2

            Who are the creators (username)? Who are the developers? Maybe learn a bit about the hobbies and interests of the amazing minds behind Snapzu? You could eventually (when you have time, since I know you overflow work now) post a text post giving a small presentation of each of creaters/developers/admins?

            • drunkenninja
              +2

              I think that's a fair request, we will get together sometime this week and post a text post giving you a little more info about our team. It will appear in the /t/blog tribe, posted by /u/teamsnapzu!

  • Smiley
    +3

    Keep the bees alive people! :D

    Honeybees usually don't sting anyone unless they are a major threat to their colony. You can even pet them! Reducing the use of pesticides and planting flowers are a great way to help our little friends survive! :D

  • babymeta1
    +3

    Nicolas Cage once yelled: "NOT THE BEEESSSS!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT THE BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!"

  • Wenjarich
    +3

    Something that crossed my mind, as I noticed my reaction to seeing this post, is that most people are probably just going to brush past this. To be honest, I don't know a thing about the bee situation but that is kind of part of my point. I just watched a video that mentioned desensitization to violence. I think we may live in a generation that is rather just desensitized to news "of absolute importance" I think that the internet has made it that every group that feels they have revolutionary news, whether they are right or wrong, to be able to reach everyone else. This then means we see thousands and thousands of rallying calls to action for such a great diversity of causes that there are very few ways for the individual to sift through all of them and decide which are important.

    All of this is just specuation on my part, it's just that I feel like I more and more tend to just roll my eyes and brush passed when I feel someone is trying to rally me to a cause.. "Don't have time!""That's what the last guy said." "What makes your cause so much more important?" these are all subconscious thoughts that go through my mind, it's like there's a system overload of information and my brain can't lock on to one thing to feel strongly enough about so it chooses a state of neutral. It doesn't help that almost every study provided on what ever topic is being championed seems to have counter studies on the other side (see the contributed links to this video as an example).

    Anyway it's an interesting thought ,just my 2 cents.

  • UpAndRunning
    +2

    I love the quote at the end:

    We have to take better care of our surroundings, if not to preserve the beauty of nature, then at least to ensure our own survival.

    Because some people need to be told it's about them before they start to be concerned.

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