On the occasion of #WorldBeeDay, we’ve elaborated at HoneyGreen+ the following e-book to highlight the role the bees play in the world.
Our goal is to pay tribute to the great work the bees do and raise awareness on their importance for the preservation of biodiversity, maintaining us healthy and our planet.
It is our turn now: we must take better care of the bees and create a conscience about the threats they are facing, and their contribution to a sustainable development.
Why we should protect the bees:
- Nearly 90% of the flowering plants depend on pollination for reproduction; similarly, 75% of the world’s food crops depend in some way on pollination, as do 35% of the world’s agricultural land.
- The bees are essential to food’s future. Most of the world’s food crops depend on the bees and other pollinators, that bring diversity to our food: quality fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.
- Without pollinators, a third of our food would disappear. 80% of the crops’ pollination by insects is done by honeybees.
- The bees are our small heroes. Without them, the diversity of plants would decrease, and we would lose one of nature’s greatest treasures, the beehive products: honey, bee pollen, royal jelly, propolis, honeycomb and beeswax.
- The bees are also useful to warn us about the new environmental risks, and they act as an indicator for our local ecosystems’ health.
- The pollinators contribute in a direct way to food safety and preservation of the biodiversity. The biodiversity loss also means an increasing risk in the transmission of infectious diseases.
- The bees stand out for their professional ethics. Each bee is part of a team that works relentlessly to boost the beehive’s growth and productivity, by harvesting as much bee pollen as possible, while pollinating at the same time numerous plants species.
The bees play an active in keeping all of us and the planet healthy.