Cathy Isom has the latest buzz on why we need to pay more attention to bees. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Just how valuable are bees to humans? The tiny insects are largely responsible for regulating our food supply. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to enjoy apples, almonds, oranges and avocados.
A new study published in Nature Communications found that just two percent of wild bee species contributes 80 percent of the crop pollination visits observed globally. This means that if this small percentage of bees disappears … then 80 percent of our agricultural system will collapse.
Bees are not only extremely important for humans, but also for entire ecosystems to function. As they pollinate plants that reproduce through pollination. And these plants feed our animals, birds and insects.
Some ways to help the bee population include planting bee-friendly plants in your garden, supporting organic farmers who don’t use pesticides on their crops, and spreading the word about bees and their declining population. You can learn more by checking out the bumblebeeconservation.org online.
I’m Cathy Isom…