The tragic decline of bee populations has been very prominent in the news recently – and a few days ago we featured a detailed article about the legal battle over the pesticides which many believe are responsible. However today we bring some good news, which is that you can help bee populations by choosing plants that they love!
It’s not only honey that bees can give us – we rely on pollinators for growing many of our common fruit and vegetable crops worldwide. There are in fact many factors that have caused bee populations to decline. As mentioned, it’s believed partly due to the widespread use of pesticides (some garden plant suppliers, particularly in the US, still use neonicotinoids routinely so please check that your plants are pesticide-free before buying. Otherwise, don’t be afraid to try somewhere else – we need bees!). Choosing organic produce in the stores or growing your own will make a difference too.
This is important gardens are important bees are important honey is important
I ordered tea at the coffee corner with no milk and sugar and this girl was like “that’s how I like my tea too”
And I was like oh actually I want honey
And she was like “honey’s good too though”
And I was like “yeah it’s really good for your throat”
And she was like “yeah it is!”
And then I was like “it’s good for a lot of things it’s antiseptic and it’s a preservative”
And she fell silent
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