Bees and other pollinating species need our help. Research shows that bee numbers are in sharp decline. This is worrying because we need bees to keep our planet healthy, and encourage biodiversity by pollinating plants and flowers, which other species in turn, rely on to survive.
Humans, too, cannot do without pollinators: 70% of the crops that we eat depend on pollination by bees or other insects. Scientists suggest different causes for widespread insect decline and, unfortunately, we as humans are responsible for many of these causes. For example, a lack of variety in food sources due to urbanisation and monoculture farming, and the use of certain pesticides (also called ‘bee killers’) are one the main causes of insect death. So let’s help all pollinating species and put things right, shall we?