I'm a big fan of the band blondie and I know that their new album (that is coming out soon) is called pollinator. When I looked more in depth of why she called her album that, it was because she is wanting to create awareness for the loss of bees. I didn't think that much of it at first but when I actually sat down and thought about it I realised what kind of problems we would face if bees went extinct. As far as important species go, they are top of the list. They are critical pollinators: they pollinate 70 of the around 100 crop species that feed 90% of the world. Honey bees are responsible for $30 billion a year in crops.
That’s only the start. We may lose all the plants that bees pollinate, all of the animals that eat those plants and so on up the food chain. Which means a world without bees could struggle to sustain the global human population of 7 billion. Our supermarkets would have half the amount of fruit and vegetables.
It gets worse. We are losing bees at an alarming rate. Possible reasons include the loss of flower meadows, the crab-like varroa mite that feasts on their blood, climate change, and use of pesticides.So please sign this petition to try and help save the bees!
Save the bees!
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