Bees are extraordinary creatures that exist in all types of climates around the world. Although some people may do not particularly like bees, you should know that they are very important for the environment and for humans too.
First of all, one-third of our food, including 130 fruits and vegetables, depends on pollination from honey bees and other insects. Plants need bees to pollinate, making bees indispensable pollinators of most ecosystems. There are 369,000 flowering plant species, and 90% of them are dependent on insect pollination. A honeybee can usually visit 50-1000 flowers in one trip; if bee takes ten trips a day, a colony with 25,000 forager bees can pollinate 250 million flowers in a day.
Moreover, bees are a keystone species, with other species dependent on them to survive. Many species of animals depend on bees for their survival because their food sources, including nuts, berries, seeds, and fruits, rely on insect pollination. Pollination not only makes food available for other organisms but also allows floral growth, which provides habitats for animals, including other insects and birds.
The problem is that these little insects are dying out. The number of these creatures has decreased tremendously over the past few years. This will have a direct impact on the environment. As pollinators disappear, the effect on the health and viability of crops and native plant communities can be disastrous. We simply cannot survive without bees.
No one can do everything, but everyone can do something, as they say. We have a responsibility to preserve our beautiful world for those who will come after us. There are some surprisingly simple things anyone can do to help these creatures and the planet.
One little thing that we can all do to help bees is to mix sugar and water in a spoon and leave it in the backyard.
Bees can often look like they are dying, however, they’re far from it. Bees can become tired and they simply don’t have enough energy to return to the hive, which can often result in being swept away. If you find a tired bee in your home, a simple mix of sugar and water will help revive an exhausted bee.
Simply mix two tablespoons of white, granulated sugar with one tablespoon of water, and place on a spoon for the bee to reach. You can also help by sharing this post to raise awareness.
Here’s another way to help bees and mankind thrive: plant flowers on your balcony or let wildflowers take over a corner of your backyard. Your local bees will love it!
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Together we can help save the bees and our planet!