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WHAT'S UP WITH THE BEES

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Nikki Wang

on 8 May 2015

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Transcript of WHAT'S UP WITH THE BEES

Do We Need Bees ?
How To Save Bees ?
These are the things that we can do for saving bees.
Plant bee-friendly flowers, and don't contaminate these flowers, this bee food, with pesticides.
Don't use chemicals to tread your yard.
Weeds are good for bees.
Bees are thirsty, so put a small basin of water outside the door
Buy local, organic food that you know.
Understand bees are not out to get you.
Tuesday, 23 April, 2015
Bees And Humans
WHAT'S UP WITH THE BEES
Nikki Wang
Bees are some of the hardest working creatures on the planet.
They're flower-feeders, and as they move from flower to flower, basically on a shopping trip at the local floral mart, they end up providing this valuable pollination service. In parts of the world where there are no bees, or where they plant varieties that are not attractive to bees, people are paid to do the business of pollination by hand.


“The fact is that of the 100 crop species that provide 90 per cent of the world’s food, over 70 are pollinated by bees.”- UN report.
This is the life with bees in grocery store
This is the life without bees in grocery store
Most plants depend on insects like bees to pollinate them. Those plants which are entirely dependent on bees would gradually die off without reproducing, unless some other animal (insects, birds, bats, etc) inserted themselves into that biological niche.
Why Bees Are Dying?
After World War II, we changed our farming practices. We stopped planting cover crops. We stopped planting clover and alfalfa, which are natural fertilizers that fix nitrogen in the soil, and instead we started using synthetic fertilizers.
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