In recent years, the bee population has been on a sharp decline. Even some species being added to the endangered list in 2017. While in 2018, 2 species of bee’s have already been added to the endangered list ( rusty-patched bumblebee and the Bombus affinis ). There has been a number of reasons for this rapid decline in recent years. So, Save the Bees!
The ubiquitous use of pesticides is now becoming a common practice in the chemical-intensive agriculture system. This is becoming a big problem as it plays a big part in how it limits the bee’s foraging abilities for wild and managed bee’s.
Climate change is another factor playing into the rapid decline in bees. As the earth’s temperatures begin to increase, rainfall patterns changing. Along with the more extreme weather conditions. All these climate change factors are having a huge impact on the pollinators in the bee ecosystem.
Pathogens And Parasites
There is growing evidence that prolonged exposure to pesticides will impact the immune system of the bees. Chemical companies like Bayer, BASF and Syngenta, the companies responsible for creating the pesticides used on agricultural landscapes, including neonicotinoids, claim that the pesticides they create play an almost negligible role in the death of bees.
How Can We Turn Around The Decline Of Bee Deaths
Companies supporting bees, in the way of preservation and management. OzBeeswax and Maiden Australia are great examples of how companies can help with the current situation of the bees. Oz Beeswax produces all natural 100% beeswax. Considered as natures natural skincare. You’ll be amazed by the extraordinary skincare properities that beeswax holsters. Helping with dry skin, cracked heels and hands, itchy skin, mosquito and insect bites, eczema and many other skin irritations.
Maiden Australia creates unique flavours for your taste buds. With flavours like Creamed Honey, a heavenly taste and goes great with deserts and works well as a spread. Raw Honey is best described as honey “as it exists in the beehive.” It is extracted from the beehive, strained to get rid of some excess surrounding hive and poured straight into the jar. The most natural form of honey as this process bypasses all commercial processing methods. MaidenAustralia‘s Chilli honey is a must to have as an ingredient in the kitchen with nice spice and goes great with every dish.
Supporting companies with the right intentions with working alongside bees will help grow the population back to where it was 15 years ago. It is very important that we take care of our pollinators, as they take care of us.