The Importance Of Bee’s
What would happen if all the bees were gone?
It is estimated that one-third of all the food we consume is pollinated by bees. If bees were to go extinct, we would expect the apple, orange, coffee, chocolate and rapeseed oil industries to collapse in the short term while another insect evolved to fit the niche of the bee. This wouldn’t be an extinction-level event for humans, but it would cause widespread economic hardship and possibly famine until alternative cultivation systems and crops could be developed. Scientists estimate that it would cost over £1.8 billion every single year to pollinate UK crops by hand.
How you can help
You may not think you can help with the decline of bee’s, but with a few simple tricks, you can.
- Build a bee shelter, Click to read our guide on how-to
- Avoid using pesticides in your own garden
- By creating a bee-friendly area of your garden, you can help by attracting bee’s to pollinate and find a place to pollinate in your garden.