The European Union has passed a ban on pesticides considered lethal to bees. Neonicotinoids or “neonics” have been linked to the drastic decline in bee populations in recent years. Bees are important as pollinators for the majority of our fruits and vegetables. Without bees, we would have no broccoli, asparagus, blueberries, cantaloupes, cucumbers, pumpkins, watermelons, almonds, apples, cranberries, and cherries, just to name a few of the treasures we owe to bees.
This National Geographic article explains more about the ban of neonics and why this is good news.
The following video provides more information about efforts to save the bees.
Bees are a blessing in the grand design of our ecosystem.
We need the bees and they need our protection.
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