3 things you can do to save bees.
These are some of the things you can do to help our pollinator friends!
About 90% of wild plants and a third of the food production we consume depends on pollination, a natural process that allows flowers to fertilize and bear fruit and seeds. Bees, along with other insects such as butterflies and bumblebees, are responsible for this process, yet they are disappearing. We need to save bees.
Greenpeace warns that bee populations in Europe declined by 25% between 1985 and 2005, as reported in the report “The decline of bees.” But also other species such as bumblebees, 46% of the 68 European species are in decline, and 24% are in danger of extinction, or butterflies, which in the last two decades have halved the butterfly populations of the grasslands. It is very urgent to change the model of industrial agriculture for ecological agriculture.
Why are many bees disappearing?
Several factors threaten pollinators: the loss of habitats, the practices of industrialized agriculture, such as monocultures (less availability and diversity of food for these insects), the use of toxic pesticides; parasites and diseases; invasive plant and animal species; and the impact of climate change.
What solutions can save bees?
- Ban the products toxic to bees and other pollinators currently in use, starting with the most toxic: clothianidin, imidacloprid, thiamethoxam, fipronil, chlorpyrifos, cypermethrin, and deltamethrin. Better assess the risks of pesticides and reduce their use.
- Bet on a model of organic farming as the only way to achieve sustainable production. The Government legislating accordingly; farmers, changing their cultivation practices; and companies, developing product lines and ecological techniques; and people are demanding organic products.
- Comprehensive plans of action to save the bees. Monitor the health of bees and other pollinators.
What can you do to save the bees?
- Consume organic, local, and seasonal products. In this way, you will promote a model of agriculture that favors, among other things, bees and pollinators.
- Increase the consumption of products from the hive (honey, pollen, propolis, royal jelly, and wax). They are healthy, and with this, you support the beekeepers and, therefore, the bees. Beekeeping is one of the most sustainable human activities.
- Do not use toxic pesticides in your garden, garden, terrace, etc. And opt for ecological insecticides. Plant local varieties that are attractive to bees boost natural refuges for pollinators or make one yourself.
At HICH LTD, we are staunch defenders of the environment. We know that this planet belongs to all of us, and that is why we put our grain of sand in the front line to defend our beloved planet earth from the harm we cause it. Now, at Bees Needs Week, we have partnered with Save the Bees to help protect these little pollinator friends.
For this reason, HICH LTD will donate a portion of the proceeds from our property surveys to help save bees worldwide. By requesting our property surveys, you are contributing to the cause of saving bees and making the earth a better place.
For more information on Bees Needs Week, Save the Bees, and what you can do to help, you can visit https://www.bbka.org.uk/appeal/save-the-bees.
Helping bees and protecting the environment is everyone’s job!