Saddens me that so few seem to care about such a crucial part of our biosphere and civilisation. Some estimate, as alluded to below, that a third of our food supply would be cut off without Anthophila’s pollinating.
My beautiful garden and flowers were much of the colour in what was thankfully a rather idyllic, rural childhood. But I have to ask, without bees, could any of my children enjoy the same happiness I felt? Though that question of sustainability is at the centre of most environmental and animal issues, isn’t it.
As you may already know, Bees crucial to many crops are still dying at a worrisome rate:
Over the past few years, bee populations have been dying at a rate the U.S. government says is economically unsustainable. Honey bees pollinate plants that produce about a quarter of the food consumed by Americans, including apples, almonds, watermelons and beans, according to government reports.
Redditor ‘mmiu’ shared this lovely piece of advice:
“Summer is coming. If you see a bee on the floor still, it may not be dead, it may be exhausted and need of a drink. Melt some sugar in water to help it.”
To understand a little more about whybees are disappearing, please watch this video and share with your friends below...