The Bees: How Can We Help?

Everyone is Concerned, and with good reason. Bees keep us alive.

The number of honey bee colonies fell by 16% in the winter of 2017-18, according to an international study led by the University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Bees are vital to our everyday lives, responsible for more of the food you put in your mouth than you think, they pollinate a third of our food supply. Crops like Almonds, Apples, Strawberries, and Cucumbers are available for us because of them.

Bees are not everyone’s favorite animals, and while most of us want to be as far away from them as possible, we can still support their population and the great things they do for us and our environment by eating more locally, and treating the gardens we have at home with respect not only for our own health but the animals who live around it.

Buying locally sourced honey and beeswax products supports less air pollution by cutting out the long transportation and it supports your local beekeeper which in turn supports the bees, So its a win-win-win. Make sure you also try and use organic pesticides in your own garden at home, this can harm other animals and you with all those chemicals found in other kinds of pesticide.

about one-third of the human diet comes from insect-pollinated plants, and the honeybee is responsible for 80 percent of that pollination

NBC News

Listen:

The Podcast episode about bees on “Getting Curious With Johnathan Van Ness” is called How We Can Be Less Rude to Bees? with Prof. James Nieh

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