A very compelling TED talk about the plight of the bees. I urge you to take the 16 minutes to listen to this very educational talk and to learn the very simple ways we each can make a difference to turn around the decline of this crucial genus.
As you may already know, Bees crucial to many crops are still dying at a worrisome rate:
Over the past few years, bee populations have been dying at a rate the U.S. government says is economically unsustainable. Honey bees pollinate plants that produce about a quarter of the food consumed by Americans, including apples, almonds, watermelons and beans, according to government reports.
Redditor ‘mmiu’ shared this lovely piece of advice:
“Summer is coming. If you see a bee on the floor still, it may not be dead, it may be exhausted and need of a drink. Melt some sugar in water to help it.”
To understand a little more about whybees are disappearing, please watch this video and share with your friends below...
Oh Eliza– I am so glad you posted this, I was thinking about this today. I have only seen one bumble bee in my garden and sevearl other types. I have only seen one swallowtail, and no monarchs. I am so concered about this…thank you for posting this and getting the word out! I just added more natives and more butterfly weed to my garden this year…I wish I could get my neighbors to quit using chemicals.This is so important!!! 🙂
Thanks, Robbie. Yes, education right now is our best tool. Keep spreading the word!
I reblogged it to my blog last night, so hoping others pass it on,too! I am out there this week putting in more pollinator friendly natives….sure wish I could get my neighbors to quit using chemicals:-( I try , but they just don’t understand….yet.
It is a sad fact that a lot of people just can’t see how they are connected to the whole planet. It is a common misconception that we are somehow detached or above it all. Duality could be our downfall. Teach Oneness! 🙂
Thank you for posting this. I certainly will share. Also, there are quite a few petitions at Change.org regarding the sale of neonicotinoids. These Change.org petitions do have an effect.
Yes, I did sign one or two of those. Thanks for mentioning it here, as I had forgotten. Grassroots action, utilizing the internet, is a great way to raise awareness and effect change. I have great hope that folks will awaken and start putting the planet first and corporate interests last.