Honey bees are responsible for up to 80% of pollination worldwide.
It has been estimated that we owe 1 in 3 of our daily meals to honey bees.
70 of the top 100 human food crops, which make up most of our world nutrition, are pollinated by bees.
Since the 1980′s, the number of hives in America alone has been cut in half, often due to loss of habitat and the widespread use of pesticides.
What does this mean? It means that the next time you walk into your local grocery store and stand in the middle of the produce section, a majority of the fruits and vegetables around you will cease to exist if honey bees do.
It also means that we need to fight to end the use of harmful pesticides in our food. If it’s killing off an entire species, imagine what it’s doing to our bodies. And imagine what will happen to the problem of world hunger when a large portion of our crops aren’t pollinated. This issue shouldn’t be written off because they are “just bugs”.
Honey bees are necessary to our survival. If the honey bees die, we’re going down with them.
Peek at an embroidery forest from today.🍃✄🌲A little piece that will be part of my Mountain Project - selected drawings, embroidery & hand printed banners inspired by the hills, flora & other wild things from the North. exhibited in Yorkshire this September.△