Did you know that bee extinction could end life on earth? Without pollination from bees, the world’s food production would be completely compromised and negatively impact the ecosystem, agriculture and food production for humans.
We can all work to help restore bees' habitats, whether that's buying eco-friendly products or donating to bee-preservation causes. Check out what these brands are doing to make it easier for us to help save the bees.
By Jenny Krane
The bee population is in crisis right now, and it’s up to us to restore their natural habitat and encourage them to reenter our green spaces. Without bees, we wouldn’t have access to fresh fruits and vegetables, or get to pick up huge, dinner-plate-sized dahlias at the farmers market. We need their pollinating power.
Pipeline restoration work creates new habitat for bees, butterflies
Tom Hess has worked with many companies during his 28-year career as an environmental inspector.
In many cases, Hess has experienced clients who tolerate his environmental recommendations, or do only what’s required — often with pressure.
Thus, Hess wasn’t sure what to expect when he proposed spending extra money to restore construction areas on a major natural gas pipeline project for Michigan-based Consumers Energy. He suggested using seed mix containing native grasses and wildflowers to attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators losing habitat across the country.
If you eat, you need bees. In fact, one in three bites of our food relies on honey bee pollination. This, naturally, means that farmers rely on honey bee pollination. With increasing food demands due to population growth, we all need modern agriculture to be successful. That success requires healthy honey bee colonies.