Why Bees Matter - What Would Happen If The Bees Disappeared?
The first thing to happen would be that most of my favorite foods like vegetables, fruits and nuts would go with them.No more salads, stir fry's or delicious smoothies, and what kind of summer would it be without watermelon, wine and cheese parties. Yes – no more cheese, food sources for our animals would also be diminished. This is not the world I want to live in – I like eating good food, seeing beautiful plants and flowers and enjoying the many types of animals who share our world.
Bees are critical pollinators and we need them not only for our food sources and of course honey, but also so we can continue to enjoy the beauty of nature.I love gardening so bees are my special friends.They boost my blossoms and encourage new growth for my plants. If you want a beautiful garden – bring in the bees!
Bee populations have been diminishing at an alarming rate for a number of years. Nobody knows exactly what is causing this problem but the overuse of pesticides, GMO's, and destroying native foliage through urban development are high on the list. Bees also need to eat. Flowers and blossoms are their food and we are causing their food sources to disappear. The fallout from this is that many of our food sources would disappear as well.Things never seem to work out when you stomp on Mother Nature.
With very little effort we can all help sustain the bees.Plant bee friendly flowers in your yard or in containers outside. Bees especially like Honeysuckle, Sunflowers, Indian Cress and Lavender.All of which are beautiful and smell great.Don't use pesticides on your lawns or gardens.This is a benefit for all living things, not just the bees.None of us need to be exposed to more pesticides, especially children and pets.Buy local organic produce when possible, this food is being grown without pesticides so bees are not being harmed and neither are we.
Let's show a little gratitude - to make one pound of honey, bees in the colony must visit about 2 million flowers and fly over 55,000 miles. With all that effort they are still willing to share their food with us.I don't think I would be that generous.
If you would like more information on how to help the bees, support our environment or want tips on raising healthy conscious children, BuzzBee our friendly honey bee is available to answer all your questions.