Is it just us or have you noticed lots of tired bees in your garden recently?
Okay, so it may not be on the top of your ‘to do list’ this summer but did you know the with a simple gesture we can all help to save the bees? Even if you haven’t seen Bee Movie most of us know how vital bees are and if they were to disappear so would our fruits and vegetables. It’s a sobering thought.
Sir David Attenborough has shared a Facebook post recently about why a simple act should be on everyone’s agenda this season – and his message is spreading far and wide.
‘In the last 5 years the bee population has dropped by 1/3. If bees were to disappear from the face of the earth, humans would have just 4 years left to live,’ the presenter said in his message. Gulp!
He goes on to explain that at this time of year, bees can often look like they are dead or dying, but actually just need a little help from us humans to get back to full strength.
‘Bees can become tired and they simply don’t have enough energy to return to the hive which can often result in being swept away. If you find a tired bee in your home, a simple solution of sugar and water will help revive an exhausted bee.’
‘Simply mix two tablespoons of white, granulated sugar with one tablespoon of water, and place on a spoon for the bee to reach.’
Since he shared his plea earlier this month, it has gone viral and hundreds of people have commented saying that they have already used the spoonful of sugar to help bees in their local area.
So the next time you see a bee that looks like its struggling, you know that a spoonful of sugar is all they need – perhaps Mary Poppins had it right all along….
So come on Droitwich, let’s do this.