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The Plight Of The Pollinators

By Simons 5 years ago

The recent Horizon programme “What’s Killing Our Bees” shown on BBC2  and available on BBC iplayer for a few weeks yet (and Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYr_xREfC8E)  looked into why bee’s across the world are disappearing at an alarming rate.

The Decline of the Bee

By Heather 10 years ago


Following on from the Wiggly Wigglers Podcast team’s (Podcast 133) concerns over the decline of bees, I thought some bee facts might be interesting:

Bees pollinate more than 90 flowering food crops. Some of these crops, such as broad and runner beans, rely heavily on bees and without them there would be little or no crop at harvest time.

Honey bees pollinate about one third of the food in the human diet.

In pollinating plants, bees are vital to eco-systems. Without them many native species of plants would disappear.

There has been a decline (of approximately 70%) in numbers of wildflowers that rely on insects for pollination.

The dwindling numbers of bees is largely due to loss of habitat, intensive farming and overuse of pesticides and herbicides. This makes it all the more important that we all do our bit to plant wildflowers in our gardens that provide much needed nectar and pollen for bees and, indeed, other wildlife.

Interesting bee sites: Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society, Bumblebee.org, Buglife