All posts tagged: pollinators

Where would we bee…?

Have you ever wondered what would happen if we had no bees? I usually love ‘What if’ style wonders… but I don’t like this one, one bit. Because the reality is we would have no fruit. No vegetables. No flowers. If pollinators disappear, we will all get stung. Pollination is vital to plants, to bees, to humans. Without it plants can’t reproduce. If don’t give bees a safe home in a biodiverse environment, they can’t give one back to us. ‘Native bees are amazing little creatures that we really want to have in our gardens, at school, wherever they may be. They are amazing pollinators and that’s just what our plants need to grow the fruit, vegies and flowers we love.’ Costa Georgiadis, Gardening Australia host. What is causing a decline in the bee population? Disease, the Varroa Mite parasite, pesticides as well as plant mono culture and changing climates are the lead causes. How can we bee the solution? New research suggests that to strengthen the immune system of the bees to keep them …