Are you aware of the global bee crisis? If not, I’m going to share some awareness with you as to why we need to #BringBackTheBees!
It pains me to have to even write about this. Why? Well, because I’m sure this is not what Mother Nature intended.
Bees are the most important pollinators of our fruits, vegetables, flowers and crops.
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Thanks to us humans, we are not only systematically removing the bees’s food source, we are also contaminating it and they are dying off in alarming numbers.
I urge you to listen to this compelling and detailed TEDx talk from Maria Spivak about why the bees are disappearing and why we need to bring them back. It brought tears to eyes. Take the time to really listen to what she is saying and let it sink in. Please.
Unreal isn’t it?
[Tweet “1 in 3 bites of food we eat is made possible by bees and other pollinators. #BringBackTheBees”]
I know of a few people who are taking on being beekeepers and I commend them for it. I may not be able to maintain a hive but I will definitely be able to plant wildflowers and do my part!
I recently received a few items to get me started and the folks at Honey Nut Cheerios partnered with me to give away a #BringBackTheBees prize pack to one of you!
Here’s a pic of the actual prize you will receive:
The prize pack includes a mix of fun and practical items: gardening gloves for adults and kids, a watering can, gardening tools, a sun hat, garden bag, and most importantly wildflower seeds to get your garden started!
Open to Canada only – Ends June 18, 2016 at 1:00pm.
And just in case you don’t win – Get the best and brightest vegetable and flower selections for the upcoming season. Click here to order your FREE Vesey’s catalogue.