🐝 Did you know bumblebees are endangered? Well, they are. You may be thinking "they're just bugs, why does it matter if all the bees die?" Actually, it matters a lot! Bees pollinate flowers, which is how plants reproduce and grow food. Bumblebees going extinct would mean a mammoth drop in crops. According to Bees-NRDC, "Pollination helps at least 30 percent of the world's crops and 90 percent of our wild plants to thrive." Although we can self-pollinate (to pollinate flowers ourselves), it would take hours to do an acre with at least 10 workers. Now imagine that on a worldwide scale. Albert Einstein predicted: “Mankind will not survive the honeybees’ disappearance for more than five years.”
🐝 OK, but how do we help? You can help by planting bee-friendly plants, and you can avoid using harmful chemicals like weed killers in your garden. weeds can be good. I know, I know! Weeds are pests that invade your garden, but honey bees and every other type of bee love weeds! Especially dandelions and clover. If you have a lot of bees around your home, you can also leave a small tin of water outside for them to drink from.
Save The Bees!