The world’s abuzz about bees.
Today is World Bee Day.
And it’s a reminder that today, and every day, people need to do their parts to protect bees.
They are, after all, the planet’s pollinators, but they’re in decline.
Today we celebrate our precious bees and all other #EUPollinators!
1 in 3 🐝 and 🦋 species in Europe are in serious trouble.
This is why we need everyone to help!
Are you a farmer, a student, a teacher, a gardener? You can act!https://t.co/WOyxmM9lE2 pic.twitter.com/MYhNWYjmmA
— EU Environment (@EU_ENV) May 20, 2019
We need them and they need us to keep them buzzing.
The UK has over 250 species of bee, but habitat loss, climate change and intensive farming mean they are increasingly under threat. #WorldBeeDay #FightForYourWorld @buzz_dont_tweet pic.twitter.com/ASzKEXCO74
— WWF UK (@wwf_uk) May 20, 2019
It’s #worldbeeday today! What are you doing today for the #bumblebees? We’re sharing images of four of the UK’s rarest bumblebees. Share your pictures or stories with us too! #worldbeeday #bilberrybumblebee #greatyellowbumblebee #shrillcarderbee #brownbandedcarderbee pic.twitter.com/lI2ADYNa3l
— BBCT (@BumblebeeTrust) May 20, 2019
Without bees, our food supply would be thrown into turmoil.
— World Wildlife Day (@WildlifeDay) May 20, 2019
Bees🐝🐝 rely on their sense of smell to identify different flowers, making them effective pollinators.
But air pollution can mask scent molecules from plants, which means bees need to forage longer & become less effective pollinators. pic.twitter.com/Vdvf72Lagw
— UN Environment (@UNEnvironment) May 20, 2019
— FAO (@FAO) May 20, 2019
What are the benefits of #pollinators?
🐝 Help 75% of crops producing fruits and seeds to pollinate
🐝 Increase biodiversity
🐝 Increase food production
🐝 Provide micronutrient-rich foods
— Apimondia (@apimondia) May 16, 2019
Did you know?
— Apimondia (@apimondia) May 20, 2019
You can do your part at home.
Happy #WorldBeeDay! Please enjoy these bee butts, courtesy of Beekeeping Intl.
Plant native flowers for bees and butterflies! pic.twitter.com/WCzYDZa3bD
— Sierra Club (@SierraClub) May 20, 2019
And at the ballot box.
Bees can’t vote. But you can.
— Greenpeace (@Greenpeace) May 20, 2019