Sure, we all know that bees are important and some of us are doing what we can to help them but could we be doing more? It seems there are quite a few very simple things we can be doing that could benefit the bees more than we realize.
According to Sir David Attenborough, an English broadcaster, we can do far more than you would ever imagine by simply offering them a spoonful of sugar. He claims that with just a little sugar water we can revive bees that seem to be near death or quite exhausted. He actually made a post in regards on his Facebook page just a few weeks ago and it has since been making its rounds all over the web.
The Facebook post goes as follows:
“In the last 5 years, the bee population has dropped by 1/3. If bees were to disappear from the face of the Earth, humans would have just 4 years left to live. 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. You can also help by sharing this post to raise awareness.”
Saving the bees and protecting the ones already within our areas should be a very big concern to us all. This mixture helps because it is similar to what the bees would be getting from flowers. You see, honey bees collect nectar from flowering plants before storing it in the form of honey for later use. Helping to feed these starving bee populations might be the answer to a lot of our worries in recent times.
For those who do not know, a single bee colony can pollinate 300 million flowers each day. Bees are far more important than we give them credit for. About 90 percent of the world’s nutrition is pollinated by bees. While the chemical industry continues to poison them mysteriously, we all should be working on efforts to preserve their presence.
We say that we don’t know what is driving colony collapse disorder all we want but the truth is, humanity is to blame. We all need to be doing things differently. Bees can sting you and they might not make the best companions, but they are important to this world and how we function. Without bees, we would be royally screwed. Don’t be so greedy, they matter just as much as we do.
What do you think about leaving sugar water our for bees? Would you give it a go?