What is the Bee Cause?

They may be tiny but bees are essential to a healthy environment. We rely on them and other insects to pollinate most of our fruit and vegetables. Bees are under threat and without them so is our food and economy.

The outlook for bees right now is quite bleak – and their drop in numbers is a sign of the plight of the natural world as a whole. Across society, we often undervalue nature and what it does for us. The truth is, if we want an economy that provides for everyone’s needs in the long term, we need to reverse damage to the environment around us. Our politicians need to understand the importance of protecting the natural world – and protecting bees as key players in it.a

Without bees we’re in trouble. We need to take action now, for the sake of people and wildlife. You can make a huge difference where you live by doing a few simple things. Planting flowers rich in nectar will really help bees find the food they need. Choosing local, Maltese honey will lend your support to our honey bees and their beekeepers. Encouraging your friends and neighbours to do the same will help create bee-friendly communities.

Create a bee-haven in your back yard

The great thing about gardening is that it’s good for you as well as for wildlife. Every bee-friendly plant in Malta helps bees and our ecosystem.

If you don’t have a garden, go for pots and containers on a sunny windowsill or balcony. Most plants can feed both you and the bees.

You can also contact your local council, school or look into who has an urban in your locality and propose to collaborate the grow some bee-friendly plants.

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