Because bees are important. And wine, chocolate and all the other food that is dependent on bees. Bees pollinate a third of everything we eat and play a vital role in sustaining the planet’s ecosystems. Seeds, fruits, and berries, eaten by birds and small mammals, are all from plants that are pollinated by bees, making them guardians of the food chain and the biodiversity of our species. The habitat that wild bees depend on to nest and forage is increasingly disappearing due to widespread pesticide use, climate change, the emergence of foreign pests, diseases and habitat loss which are consequences of conventional farming practices and urbanization.
So what can you do to help bees? Living and promoting full ecological lifestyle can be a heavy thing for many of us but helping bees can also be as easy as planting herbs, wildflowers, bushes, and fruit trees in your garden. You can also support your local beekeepers instead of buying the industrial honey produced for most supermarkets.
Tedtalk explaining Why bees are important and they should be protected:
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