The Pros And Cons Of Bees

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Over one third of our food supply depends on bees pollinating. What that means is if bees aren’t around to pollinate our food than we won’t have the everyday food we eat, like blueberries and apples. Bees aren’t only essential in the pollination of around 250,000 plants, but In 2015-2016 44.1% was the annual loss of bees in US managed bee colonies surpassing the acceptable amount by 27% (Bee Informed). Worker bees are more than just workers for their hive, they are also workers for us $15 billion was contributed to the nation 's economy by these bees ( Bee Informed). You wouldn’t want to have around 1-2 thirds of our food that requires pollination to disappear, would you?

To help prevent the outcome of no bees you can plant a garden in your yard or have plants, hanging from your balcony bees will love your new addition of plants to your home. Some plants prove to be great for bees, for example, rosemary, lavender, lilac, sage, and poppies among many other plants. There are plenty of choices ranging from small and large for you to choose from to suit your living situation! (BBA) It is also important to make sure you are practicing safe and organic gardening for your bees. If you struggle because of weeds make sure you are using certified organic weed killers rather than harmful pesticides. Pesticides and insecticides are …show more content…

Organic farmers don’t use the harmful pesticides which are the main cause of the loss of bees. If you buy their produce they will be able to keep doing it which allows for them to be able to provide a better environment for the bees that then helps them be able to produce the crops! You can go to local farmers markets and to talk to the farmers about how they grow their produce and you could even ask them how what they do supports biodiversity and bees. You can also use this as a goal for yourself to eat healthier and more

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