What did you eat this week? Breakfast-jam on your toast? Lunch an apple after your cheese and tomato sandwich? Dinner – pasta with a tomato sauce? Well, you needed bees to be part of all of this! When most people think about bees, they just think about the honey they produce but actually they’re behind much of the food we eat, including most fruit and vegetables. Bees are crucial to our economy –the pollinate our crops and without them it would cost UK farmers £1.8 billion a year to use other methods of crop growing. A world without our bees would be a very different place.
There are 267 different species of bees in the UK but many species of bees are declining, with two bumblebee species known to be extinct.[Read more…] about Bees! Helping Them Before It’s Too Late