BEES, OUR HEALTH HEROES!

Like butterflies, bees are powerful pollinators and they are the reason we can have nutritious and colourful diets. They help plants to grow, breed, produce food and keep the cycle of life going. Bees gather pollen for their baby-bees catching it with their "body-hair", called 'scopae' or combs of bristles. They form sort of a basked on their legs and this is where they store the pollen. Plant to plant, flower to flower, this is pollination.

Of course, they are not the only world pollinators. But all the others - wasps, flies, bats, some birds, lizards - only visit flowers enough to feed themselves. Because of the whole transporting pollen to their nests, bees are way more effective on their job. They are our pollinator specialist of nature.

The loss of pollinators could lead to lower availability of crops and wild plants that provide essential micro-nutrients for human diets, impacting health and nutritional security and risking increased numbers of people suffering from the lack of vitamin A, iron and folate.

If you have them building a home in your property and you wish not to, don't burn it or similar. Please contact environmental authorities in your area or a bee's cultivator, they will come to remove them safely and they will be glad to keep them going.