Recently, I had a chance to visit a possible grocery store of the future thanks to @Cheerios. My guides were the super amazing eco-warrior Hannah @ThatHannahAlper and renowned entomologist and bee specialist Marla Spivak.
Do you know what kind of food bees help to pollinate? See if you can identify which items in this image below would no longer exist without bees.
Hannah explained that without the bees, there would be much less food available. Here’s an idea of what it would be like if the bees disappeared. It isn’t pretty.
Bees and other foragers make a major difference in what we do and how we eat. In fact, bees pollinate most of our food! Without them, you wouldn’t have blueberries, strawberries, apples. Can you imagine our world without much of the food we take for granted? We need bees!
So, we know how important bees are. But there’s a problem. Bees are in trouble, they have been dying by the millions. Scientists tell us that there are many reasons that are contributing to the disappearance of bees.
So what can you do? Well, thanks to Cheerios, there’s an important campaign to raise awareness for the one simple thing you can do to help #bringbackthebees.
Everyone can plant wildflowers. It’s simple, fun and educational. Here are some tips on how you can plan wildflowers.And if you aren’t able to plant seeds, no problem. In a few short weeks, you will be able to purchase plants at your local nursery, garden centre, grocery store or community garden.
By planting wildflowers, you will be providing valuable food and habitat for bees and other pollinators. No matter where you live, you can plant seeds.
I hope everyone will take the time this spring to make sure we provide the bees with lots of wonderful wildflowers. I know I’m going to be adding some new ones to my garden. And, really, why not do something so simple to help save our bees!
Check out more information at www.bringbackthebees.com on how to save the bees, planting tips, videos and other great tips.