Honey bees are in danger
Whole colonies of honey bees are dying all over the world. This has disastrous consequences for our biodiversity and agriculture. Without honey bees 80% of the plants will disappear. Without specific plant species, butterflies will extinct and our fruits and vegetables will diminish. A distaster for nature but also for us people. The human health prognoses on the long term are worrying if the biodiversity shrinks.
Pesticides kill them
Since the early '90s a new kind of pesticide entered the European market. The group of these pesticides are called neonicotinoids and phenylpyrazoles. This poison damages the nervous system of the honey bees. Result: The bees are unable to communicate accurate. Communication between honey bees is essential for food sources and dangerous spots. The infected honey bee flies back and contaminates the whole colony. The weakened colony dies as a result of the pesticide.
What you can do
- Check your closets for poison against ants and other crawling insects. These products can also contain the pesticides described above. Ant killers from Maxforce, Pokon, Admire, HGX and GAUCHO may contain the harmful pesticides.
- Use eco friendly alternatives. For example; lavender expels lice. Plant mint between the cabbage and the caterpillars will not eat the leaves.
- Bees love plants and herbs like showy stonecrop, catmint, New York asters, bee balm and many more. Help them strengthen and feed themselves and the colony by planting those plants in your garden or at your balcony.
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