The existence of bees is crucial to our planet and the food that we eat—and drink (ahem, tea!)
Beekeepers across the United States lost 44% of their honeybee colonies from 2015-2016.
While there are many theories as to why bees are dying, insecticides & climate change could be major contributing factors.
30% of the food we eat depends on these pollinating insects.
Without bees we could lose plants like:
How can you help?
Buy organic produce
Plant more bee-friendly flowers & herbs (lavender, thyme, sage, geranium, snowdrop, buttercup, sunflower, poppy)
Support local beekeepers (or become one yourself!)
Refrain from using pesticides
https://www.nrdc.org/onearth/would-world-without-bees-be-world-without-us https://www.greenpeace.org/usa/sustainable-agriculture/save-the-bees/ https://www.cbsnews.com/news/40-percent-of-u-s-bee-colonies-died-in-past-year/ https://honeylove.org/top-30-flowers-for-bees/ https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/why-are-bees-vanishing-pesticides-disease-other-threats