It’s not often we thank insects for making our lives livable on this planet.
usually, we are the first to squish an insect soon as we see it.
But few people know that if it weren’t for bees, almost every sign of life we see around us, would not be there, period.
Because it is bees who pollinate flowers, which in turn give us fruits and vegetables. Without bees, none of the wondrous flora we see would exist.
So it is an urgent message that we hear from scientists nowadays, when they say that the world’s bees are dying out, the biggest reason being habitat loss.
In Europe alone, they estimate that over the past 100 years, the bee population has dwindled by 75%….that is serious.
How can we help bees in our area? Easy…just set aside a small area of your garden where you can plant pollen-rich flowers, such as lavender, nasturtiums, poppies cornflowers and primroses etc.
Or maybe grow them in a hanging basket if you don’t have the space in a garden.
I always have 3 or 4 large pots on my balcony set aside for planting wildflowers in. And apart from the beautiful colours of the flowers, they attract bees all the time in the summer.
Help them to help us, you could say!