Hey there Teacups! Today’s post is a bit more serious than my normal content, but it’s all about a subject that’s incredibly important and needs to be spoken about. WE NEED TO HELP TO SAVE THE BEES
‘ Bees pollinate flowers, plants and crops that support other species (including humans). Without bees, our economy and the future wellbeing of our children and grandchildren would be at risk.
That’s why it’s so worrying that 20 bee species have become extinct in the UK since 1900 and a further 35 are on the threatened species list.
Three reasons Britain’s bees need your help today:
The loss of habitat is the most pressing problem facing British bees: 97% of our vital grasslands have been lost in the past 60 years.
Bees pollinate 75% of our main food crops worldwide, including some of our favourite produce like apples, strawberries and tomatoes.
Scientists estimate that it would cost over £1.8 billion every single year to pollinate UK crops by hand. ‘ – https://www.foe.co.uk/page/bee-cause
There are lots of things you can do to help save the bees :
– Plant bee friendly plants in your garden.
– Ban all pesticides that are harmful to bees and others pollinators …including clothianidin, imidacloprid, thiamethoxam, fipronil, chlorpyrifos, cypermethrin and deltamethrin and substitute them with ecological farming solutions
– Endorse non-chemical farming alternatives and increase biodiversity in agriculture
– Dedicate more funding to support ecological farming
– Monitor the health of bees and other pollinators
– Bees are thirsty, place a small basin of water with some sugar mixed in, in your garden or beside your window box. Help give the bees a little more energy.
– Create a bee and bee habitat in your garden!
If you want to learn more about how to do this head over to https://act.foe.co.uk/act/create-bee-and-bee and sign up with them to recive a free guide on how to build one.
“The dramatic decline of bees is just a symptom of a failed agricultural system based on the intensive use of chemicals, serving the interest of powerful corporations like Bayer and Syngenta. We need to urgently embrace modern ecological farming. This is the only long-term solution to save the bees and agriculture in Europe.” − Matthias Wüthrich
Quite simply we would be lost with Bees and other pollinators. We need them more than we think we do, andnits our job to help take care of them. It doesn’t take much of our time to do the few simple steps I’ve mentioned to help save the bees. It’s a small price to pay considering how much they do for us everyday.
We need to do as much as we can to keep the bees alive. Nothing will happen until we take action, so let’s get started sooner rather than later.
Will you pledge to help save the bees? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to know what you all think.
Speak to you all again soon, LETS GO AND SAVE THE BEES! – Kimberley 💖