Bees: A Mans Best Friend

Brad Frankel

Aug 16, 2017 | News, Tips

Written by Frankie Paterson

bumble bee

 

It seems as though when bees thrive they have a staggeringly positive impact on the pollination rate of crops and flowering plants. Bees are the greatest pollinators on earth and their work contributes to one-third of global crop production. Even fruit quality and yield can be affected. One study done in 2014 suggested that insect pollination enhanced average crop yield between 18 and 71% depending on the crop.

 

How can you help?

1. Grow more flowers, shrubs & trees

2. Let it grow wild

3. Cut grass less often

4. Don’t disturb insect nests and hibernation spots

5. Think carefully about whether to use pesticides

Why not get your own bumblebee identification sheet?  

https://bumblebeeconservation.org/images/uploads/Resources/BBCT_Bumblebee_ID_sheet_(big_8).pdf

Journals:

http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/281/1775/20132440  

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3976118/

To find out more about Bees check out – https://bumblebeeconservation.org/

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