By Saving Bees We Are Saving The Humanity
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The truth about bees is slightly different than what we know. You may not know that there are around 20,000 species, only one of which is the well-known honeybee. They come in many different colors and sizes, not all of them make honey and sting, but they are all crucial for our existence.
Everyone loves the honeybee. They have been drooling over its honey and their its power of pollination for millennia, that makes them responsible for feeding 90% of the world's population. It is estimated that the value of this service to agriculture is around US$70 billion per year. This fact explains the concern over the disappearance of bees in recent decades.
"If bees were to disappear from the face of the Earth, humans would have just four years to live," warns David Attenborough, the voice behind Planet Earth.
And at the rate things are going and knowing that the number of the bee population in the last five years has dropped by 1/3, that may become a reality soon.
The good thing is that there is something we all can do to avoid this prediction.
Leaving a teaspoon of sugar and water in your garden is enough to help your neighboring bees to rehydrate when they're tired.
"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. 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," Attenborough explains.
Or at least you can plant some flowers in your garden, bees would return the favor.