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Since the late 1990s, beekeepers around the world have observed the mysterious and sudden disappearance of bees, and report unusually high rates of decline in honeybee colonies. Bees make more than honey - they are key to food production because they pollinate crops. Bumblebees, other wild bees, and insects like butterflies, wasps, and flies all provide valuable pollination services. A third of the food that we eat depends on pollinating insects: vegetables like zucchini, fruits like apricot, nuts like almonds, spices like coriander, edible oils like canola, and many more… In Europe alone, the growth of over 4,000 vegetables depends on the essential work of pollinators. But currently, more and more bees are dying. The bee decline affects mankind too. Our lives depend on theirs.
Immediately and fully ban all pesticides that are harmful to bees and other pollinators (including the worst bee-killers clothianidin, imidacloprid, thiamethoxam, fipronil, chlorpyrifos, cypermethrin and deltamethrin).
Adopt Bee Action Plans:
1) Monitor the health of bees and other pollinators!
2) Better assess the risks of pesticides and reduce their use!
3) Endorse non-chemical farming alternatives and increase biodiversity in agriculture!
Originally posted by MariaLida
What can you do?
Whether you have one minute, one hour, one day, or a lot more time available, there are many things you can do: