The reasons to pause and consider the value of maintaining our country’s biodiversity and to help us pollinate by renting our beehives.
What is Biodiversity and why does it matter? One simple but profound answer is; the air you breathe, the water you drink and the food you eat all rely on biodiversity, these are all benefits that are fundamentally provided by biodiversity.
“Without biodiversity, there is no future for humanity,” says Prof David Macdonald, at Oxford University.
Bees feed us. 75% of the world’s food comes from just a dozen crops, leaving supplies very vulnerable to pests or disease that can sweep through large areas of monocultures. Bees rank at the top of the list of important insects, moving pollen from flower to flower to ensure pollination and the resulting production of many of our most important fruits and vegetables.
Bees help us breath. Trees/plants remove air pollution by the interception of particulate matter on plant surfaces and the absorption of gaseous pollutants through the leaf stomata.