It’s not too late to save the bee populations. We must implement regenerative farming practices, reduce air pollution, and restore habitats.
Bees are integral to our planet’s biodiversity and survival.
The United States lost 45.5% of their managed honey bee colonies from April 2020 to April 2021. This is due to habitat loss, intensive farming practices, changes in weather patterns and the excessive use of pesticides.
According to United Nations Environment Program, climate change is a contributing factor to the decline in bee populations due to:
- Air pollution: Bees rely on scent to accurately pollinate and air pollution masks scent molecules from plants, making them less efficient
- Warming temperatures: inconsistent weather affects seasonal activities of wild bees
- Pesticides: increasing levels of agrochemicals threatens bee diversity and numbers
This, in turn, poses a threat to a variety of plants critical to human livelihoods. Pollinators contribute directly to food security, a third of the world’s food production depends on bees.
While it may seem doom, it’s not too late to save the bee populations. We must implement regenerative farming practices, reduce air pollution, and restore habitats.
Companies like OSBeehives, BeeHero, 3Bee, Beewise, Beeflow, Melibio, The Single Origin Food Co., Dalan Animal Health, Vatorex, and many more are prioritizing well-BEE-ing for bees, people, and the planet.
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