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Australian Honey Bees (Australian Government: Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority 2014). by Mind Map: Australian Honey Bees (Australian Government: Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority 2014).

1. What would happen to food production if Honey bee go extinct?

1.1. Lack of food supplies throughout the whole nation

1.2. Jobs of farmers at risk

1.3. No reproduction of plants that need their pollination services

1.3.1. Fruit

1.3.1.1. Apples

1.3.1.2. pears

1.3.1.3. cheeries

1.3.2. Nuts

1.3.2.1. Almonds

1.3.3. Crops

1.3.3.1. Canola

2. What is contributing to their extiction in Australia?

2.1. Pesticides

2.1.1. How does it affect bees?

2.1.1.1. impairs bees development, behavior and immunity

2.1.2. Why is it used?

2.1.2.1. To kill insects that eat and affect crops

2.2. Small Hive beetles

2.2.1. what is it?

2.3. Nosema fungus

2.3.1. what is it?

2.3.1.1. Fungal disease that affect widespread of the adult honey bees

2.4. Varroa Mite (Varroa)

2.4.1. What is it?

2.4.1.1. External parasitic mite that attacks the honey bees.

2.4.1.2. This mite cripples pollination of horticultural crops.

2.5. Noenicotinids

2.6. Ascosphaera apis

2.6.1. What is it?

2.6.1.1. fungal disease that infests in the gut of bee larvae

3. Contributions honey bees make to Australia

3.1. Pollination Services

3.1.1. Food security

3.1.2. Economic

3.1.3. Sustainable agriculture

3.2. Biodiversity of many ecosystems

3.2.1. Wild flowers

3.2.2. crops

3.2.2.1. Yields

3.2.2.2. Quality

3.2.2.3. impovements

4. What can we do to help? (Hanson, R. 2013, Jan 27).

4.1. growing native endemic plants and tree

4.1.1. herbs, shrubs, trees and other plants' relevance

4.1.1.1. where?

4.1.1.1.1. domestic gardens

4.1.1.1.2. streetscapes

4.1.1.1.3. urban open spaces

4.1.1.1.4. rural environments

4.1.1.1.5. stationary beekeeping settings.