A famous English naturalist named Sir David Attenborough posted on Facebook that, “In the last 5 years, the bee population has dropped by one third. If bees were to disappear from the face of the earth, humans would have just 4 years left to live.”
Based on his post, we can see that the situation is really critical and the bees that influence our daily lives are in danger. Luckily, we still have ample time and Attenborough reveals a simple thing that everybody can do to save these little creatures from being in danger of extinction.
Attenborough Is Urging Each and Every One Of Us To Save The Bees
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The 92-year-old naturalist has dedicated his whole life in exploring and saving our mother nature. In fact, in one of his current posts, he cautioned all of his followers that there are numerous bees this time of year that appear to be dead, but are just tremendously exhausted. These bees don’t have ample energy to go back to their hive and will eventually die without food. He also shared a very simple tip that everybody can do to support these little beings to be able to bring them back into life.
A Simple Recipe = A GREAT Outcome
- 2 tbsp. of white granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp. of water
- Combine the 2 tbsp. of white granulated sugar and 1 tbsp. of water.
- Place a spoon with this mixture in your yard wherein the bees can easily reach it.
Note: This very simple drink will offer these little beings the essential amount of energy that they need.
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It is nice to know that a lot of people are still caring for the nature. As a matter of fact, there were hundreds of them all around world who have already followed this very simple tip. They have placed some spoons with the mixture of sugar and water in their yards, on the balconies, or even on the window sills.
What Is Happening To The Bees?
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It is worth mentioning that there are a number of countries like China, Brazil, the US, and some European countries that are reporting a substantial decline in the population of the bees over the past years. Based on the assessment made by experts, the world population of bees has already declined by one third.
What Is The Reason Behind This Problem?
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There are numerous reasons for such a severe drop in the number of bees and here are some of them:
- Bad ecology
- Extensive use of pesticides
- Poor nutrition
- Viruses and parasites that are attacking the bees and a lot more.
Here’s A Horrible Perspective
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If these little creatures were endangered, it basically means that we’ll be in a GREAT risk as well. The bees along with some other insects pollinate almost 90% of flowering plants. Thus include not only the wildflowers but also the majority of agricultural crops too.
In case these bees become extinct, the humanity will only have a few years left to live. This is because a number of crops that are growing for food will promptly drop.
But Wait! We Still Have Ample Time To CHANGE It!
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The bees are facing a real danger of extinction, but luckily we can still save their lives. We at Meow Gag are also urging everyone to take care of these little creatures on which our future hinges on greatly.
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Are you aware that the bees are on the edge of being extinct? Please share this article to all the people you know for them to spread awareness.
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