Save our bees
31 May 2017
A world without bees. Some may think this is impossible or even' who cares' but the truth is it's already happening in many parts of the world. In some cases, farmers have to resort to hiring people to climb trees and pollinate flowers.
Guest blog by Emmanuel Farrugia from www.saveourbees.com.au
A world without bees. Some may think this is impossible or even’ who cares’ but the truth is it’s already happening in many parts of the world. In some cases, farmers have to resort to hiring people to climb trees and pollinate flowers.
A bee visits flowers numerous times when it forages for nectar and pollen. Pollination is probably the most important role a bee plays in our world and we need to protect them. Colony Collapse disorder is widespread in many countries worldwide.
There are reports of more than a 40% loss of wild bee colonies in the USA recently. Scientists don’t know exactly what’s killing the bees but many agree it is most likely a combination of a variety of factors—pesticides, drought, habitat destruction, nutrition deficit, air pollution, global warming and more. Many of these causes are interrelated. The bottom line is that we know humans are largely responsible for the two most prominent causes: pesticides and habitat loss.
Believe it or not, you have a bee to thank for every one in three bites of food you eat.
So what can you do about it?
Take it to the next level!
And finally: If you witness a swarm of bees in your yard for example, please don’t harm the bees. Call your local council and they will put you in touch with an experienced swarm collector or better still contact your local beekeeper association.
To see some incredible images of bees and to find out more visit www.saveourbees.com.au