Monday, April 4, 2016

Consider the bees

Photographed in the wild then released unharmed, these North American native bees—not life-size but proportionate to each other—hint at the vast diversity of our most important plant pollinators.

This post continues a series on simple things you can do to help the planet. 

Bees matter. It's that simple. They ought to be valued for their own intrinsic right to exist, but our best efforts to help them must focus on the dire consequences that a bee-less, and zero-pollinator world would have on our food supply.

And right now, bees are in super serious trouble. Colony-collapse disorder has massively reduced honey bee populations and President Obama has taken action with a federal strategy to protect bees and other pollinators. 

It's a good start, but it's not enough and time is of the essence. I'll have more to say in my next post. 

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