Save the Bees – Get Involved!

Sometimes we take for granted the most important things in life, for example, Mother Nature. Today we are taking a look at the important role that bees play in our life, and the impact it will have if they no longer exist. Without bees, some of the food we eat every day would disappear.

Every 1/3 of the food we eat depends on pollinating insects. Thanks to the bees we have vegetables, fruits, nuts, spices and edible oils.

This gets more and more difficult every day since the bee populations have been on a rapid decline for the past decade, beekeepers have seen a steady decrease in their bee populations by 30 percent each year. The average beehive can include 60,000 worker bees, so a 30 percent decline would mean a loss of 18,000 bees. It takes 1.6 million domesticated bee colonies to pollinate California’s almond crops every year.

The Bulletin of Insectology released a report that names pesticides (specifically neonicotinoids) as the prime cause of Colony Collapse Disorder(CCD) which has lead to the disappearance of bees.

The bees are directly linked to our own survival, and it is imperative that we do all we can to protect the bee species, these are some of the foods we will lose if we don’t save the bees.

So, help save the bees by planting things they like. Bees love sage, oregano, lavender, and flower trees such as tulip poplars and oranges to name a few.

Let’s look for alternatives like our SHUGA line which is made naturally from organic cane sugar to allow the bees to regain in health & population.

These are some of the produce that will disappear if we don’t save the bees.

Ripe red apples on table close up.

For more information visit onegreenplanet.org

Be sweet and give us a share!

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Save the Bees

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