Bees, some hate them, others fear them to the point of reference, and those who are allergic to stings try their best to stay away because they know that their lives depends on it. But no matter what your feelings are towards bees, those who care a wee bit about nature know how important they really are in the schemes of things.
If recent news global warming, melting ice caps and rapidly disappearing and endangered species is anything to go by, then any actions we can take to further protect our already suffering environment and maintain a fairly balanced Ecosystem is something everyone should take serious. Most of the times all we need to do to protect the environment isn’t something big. In fact in this case, it’s a simple step to protect a little creature that serves a very big purpose in nature.
Bees are dying off, and they mustn’t, they are important agents of pollination, they don’t just buzz around and fly around flowers for nothing and they do a lot more than give us honey. They are responsible for pollinating flowers an essential part of food production in nature.
In an attempt to sensitize the public on what little part we can play to make a difference in protecting the population of bees, Sir David Attenborough community Facebook page shared a tip which although is very simple but quite crucial. According to the post by the admin of the page which reads:
“In the last 5 years, the bee population has dropped by 1/3. If bees were to disappear from the face of the Earth, humans would have just 4 years left to live. This time of year bees can often look like they are dying or dead, however, they’re far from it. Bees can become tired and they simply don’t have enough energy to return to the hive which can often result in being swept away.”
He further advised on what to do especially when you find a tired bee in your home.
“If you find a tired bee in your home, a simple solution of sugar and water will help revive an exhausted bee. Simply mix two tablespoons of white, granulated sugar with one tablespoon of water, and place on a spoon for the bee to reach.
In any case, since one isn’t always around outside to render help to bees in this way, it is a great idea to simply leave the sugar solution as directed outside in the open just in case a tired bee needs it in your absence.
David Attenborough is quite popular as an environment enthusiast and has made a career for himself caring for the environment. He also shares important eye opening facts with people to help them get started with caring for the environment just as he does. Although it is uncertain whether this particular tip is directly from Sir David Attenborough or from another environmental enthusiast on the online community, but what is crystal clear is how timely and important this piece of information is to the thinning bee population and to us all whose life practically depends in the survival of the bees.
You can take part in caring for our fragile ecosystem by sharing this tips, or get more involved by creating your own bee friendly garden watch the video below to learn how to.