We have to protect the bees. But it often happens that we are afraid of being stung in the presence of a bee. Although these insects are really only looking for food or a short break in their everyday life. They only go through to fulfill their role within the beehive. We should never kill a bee. They don't want to bother us and we can only get a prick if we bother them.
Bees are at risk
The bee population is decreasing. According to Greenpeace statistics, their number has dropped by more than 40% in the United States alone. So we have to protect bees.
Climate change is largely the cause of this problem, which also affects honeycomb life. As a result of this environmental factor, many animals have been classified as endangered.
One of the main causes of the decline in the number of bees is global warming. In addition to the constant use of pesticides and products that pollute the environment. The pesticides used in the agricultural industry harm all insects without distinguishing whether they are useful or not.
Extensive monocultures also do not provide bees with enough nectar to feed. The hives 'depopulation syndrome due to a parasite that attacks the bees' digestive system is another cause of their disappearance.
Why are bees so important?
The basic role that bees play in nature is pollination. Every bee, in search of the nectar of the plants, carries the pollen in their legs with which the plant kingdom is fertilized. In this way, the biodiversity of every ecosystem is optimized and bees are the protagonists.
Fertilization occurs during the transition from plant to plant. In this way we can have seeds and continue the production chain. The seeds will give new plants that give us fruits and vegetables that serve as food.
Wind is also important when pollinating plants. However, 50% of the food we consume requires bee pollination, which is direct pollination. 70% of the wild plants that we generally do not consume as food need bees.
In other words, when the bees disappear, we run out of honey and many types of plants. In addition, the consequences also affect the animal kingdom. Herbivores whose food depends on these fruits and plants would also be threatened with extinction.
The best we can do to maintain them is to create organic gardens that use organic crop protection products as a substitute for pesticides and agrochemicals. Let them do their job without disturbing them.
It also promotes their development by assembling gardens with native plants from the region. Also use flowers that are special to attract bees like daisies, roses, or lavender. There are many types that can be included in this category.