If you want to save the world, save a bee. Here’s how you can and why you should.
If you see a bee on the ground it might not be dead, just tired and thirsty. Mix a bit of sugar and water and place some next to the bee for it to drink.
We may not think about them much, but #bees are really important for human life. An article from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies says that ‘one of every three bites of food eaten worldwide depends on pollinators, especially bees, for a successful harvest‘.
Unfortunately bees are in danger in the UK and around the world. The Royal Entomological Society says that ‘bumblebees are in decline in Europe, probably due to the intensification of farming. Three species have gone extinct in the UK in the past 30 years alone.’
In fact, a group of people recently dressed up as bees on Downing Street to put pressure on David Cameron. The EU banned a pesticide that was dangerous to bees, but the company that made it wanted to be exempt from the law so their product could still be used across the UK.
Yes, bees might be occasionally annoying – bumping into windows! – but we should really be thankful for them. In fact, your office probably has its own version: a human bee-ing that’s always buzzing around and talking to people.
At first glance you might not know why they are there or what they are doing, but you’ll miss them when they’re gone.