Why Bees Matter
Around one third of the food we eat depends on insect pollinators for its production. Not just bees, though they’re the busiest and best known. Butterflies, moths, hoverflies and many other insects work hard to feed us, mostly sight unseen, and some of these are in decline too.
Many of our native wild-flowers rely on bees for pollination and these plants in themselves support complex ecosystems. Taking away these flowers is really much like removing the foundations from your home, the whole thing collapses. (more…)