It’s been all over the news lately: the bees are disappearing. Whether it’s caused by pesticides, global warming or electromagnetic radiation, the effect remains the same: less buzz around the garden – and bigger risks to global food supply chains.
The disappearance of bees is bad news for us all; after all, the busy-bodies are an important pollinator in the garden, the orchard and on the field.Without bees, we wouldn’t have any apples or flowers to enjoy. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture bees pollinate 80% of flowering crops, which constitutes around a third of what we eat.
Governments are starting to take notice, with the European Commission pushing through bans on certain types of pesticide, but they’re not acting fast enough – with bee populations declining by a massive 30 percent a year in the US.
Luckily, there are things you can do to help reverse this trend. Check out these 5 easy ways you can help save the bees...