By Briana Alexander

Bees. Although at times they can be a pain (literally), they serve a lot more purpose than people tend to realize. According to an article, bees help to pollinate. Cross-pollination helps 30% of the world’s crops and 90% of the world’s wildlife to continue to grow. Bees are said to be responsible for about one in every three bites of food. Needless to say, a world without bees would be a stinger. But a world like this is approaching much faster than we expect. A documentary episode entitled “Honey Bee-Ware” stated that since the 1940s the bee population has decreased from 5 million hives to about 2.5 million.

A life without honey, Cheerios, fruit, and so much more can easily be prevented. Even if you are not a farmer, here are some simple things you can do to help. For one, stop killing bees. Although they sting and it can hurt, bees do a lot more help than harm. Second, a simple garden in you backyard or on a terrace could promote more pollination. Try to not use any pesticides as they weaken pollinator’s immune systems. Also when you go to the farmers market make sure to by something and help out your local bee keepers and farmers; they are key in helping to keep bees safe. Ultimately bees are more important than you think and they need your help (which is not that hard). Take that one step to check out some organizations that help pollinators. And do your part to #savethebees IMG_0485IMG_0486IMG_0487

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