Bees are seen as one of humanity’s biggest enemies, and yet they help to keep us alive.
You don’t have to be a tree hugger to respect the environment that you live in.
For two million years, before the agricultural revolution, humans foraged the land and brought thousands of species of animals to extinction.
We can say that millions of years ago we didn’t know better, but now we do.
Bees are pollinators, and without them, we wouldn’t be alive. They are responsible for feeding 90% of the world’s population.
David Attenborough, the voice behind The Blue Planet and Planet Earth, warns “if bees were to disappear from the face of the Earth, humans would have just four years to live.”
That may become a reality at the rate things are going.
In a heartfelt Instagram post, the 92-year-old documentary maker shared that “in the last five years, the bee population has dropped by 1/3.”
There is a way to make a difference.
Attenborough says by leaving a teaspoon of sugar and water in your garden or lawn, you can help to rehydrate them when they’re tired.
“This time of year bees can often look like they are dying or dead, however, they’re far from it. Bees can become tired and they simply don’t have enough energy to return to the hive which can often result in being swept away. If you find a tired bee in your home, a simple solution of sugar and water will help revive an exhausted bee. Simply mix two tablespoons of white, granulated sugar with one tablespoon of water, and place on a spoon for the bee to reach.”
In turn, these bees are going to give you health and happiness!
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