Famous Naturalist Urges Everyone to Leave a Spoonful of Sugar and Water in Their Yard to Help Save Humanity
Sir David Attenborough, a well-known English naturalist, wrote in one of his recent posts on Facebook: “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.” The situation is critical and the bees that influence our lives are in a real danger. We still have time, however, and here is a simple thing everyone can do to save these creatures from dying out.
Here at Bright Side, we have already tried this simple tip. Will you be the next to save the bees?
An urge to save the bees
Sir David Attenborough, now 92 years old, has devoted his entire life to exploring and saving nature. In one of his recent posts, he warned his followers that there are many bees this time of year that seem to be dead, but in fact are just extremely tired. They don’t have enough energy to come back to the hive and they can die without food. There is a simple tip that everyone can follow to support these little creatures and bring them back to life.
A simple recipe. A great result.
Mix 2 tbsp of white granulated sugar and 1 tbsp of water. Put a spoon with this mixture in your yard, in a place where bees can easily reach it. This simple cocktail will provide these little creatures with the necessary amount of energy.
Hundreds of people all over the world have already followed this simple tip and put spoons with the sugar and water mixture in their yards, on the balconies, or just on the window sills.
What is happening to the bees?
A number of countries including China, Brazil, the US, and some European countries have been reporting a considerable decline in the population of bees over the past several years. Scientists estimate that the world population of bees has already dropped by one third.
Why is it happening?
The reasons for such a drastic decline of bees are a bad ecology, the widespread use of pesticides, poor nutrition, viruses and parasites attacking the bees, and there are many more reasons, unfortunately.
A horrible perspective
If bees are endangered, it means that we will be in a great danger too. Bees, together with some other insects, pollinate almost 90% of flowering plants which include not only wildflowers but the majority of agricultural crops, as well.
If bees die out, humanity will have only a few years left to live, as the number of crops we’ll be able to grow for food will rapidly decline.
We still have time to change it!
Bees are facing a real danger of extinction, but we can still save them. Let us together take care of these creatures on which our future depends so greatly.
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