Bee the cure, Save the bees
Have you ever wondered what the world would be like with no bees? It hadn’t crossed our mind until we did some research and realized how important these cute little creatures are.
A world without bees
Bees encompass so many issues such as organic farming , nutrition , pollution , environment , education, wisdom and permaculture. They pollinate 70 of the around 100 crop species that feed 90% of the world. Honey bees are responsible for $30 billion a year in crops. This means a world without bees could struggle to sustain the global human population of 7 billion. Our supermarkets would have half the amount of fruit and vegetables.
Who would want a world without honey, flowers, and a third of everything we eat including chocolate and coffee?
What’s Bee the Cure?
Founder of Save the Bees Australia, Simon Mulvany is a beekeeper who has made it his mission to educate people about the plight of the precious pollinators. He believes everyone who follows this initiative is crucial to keep honey bees, respectfully and responsibly. Save the Bees Australia has evolved from saving problem bee infestations and re housing bees into a social enterprise.
The beethecure movement aim to educate children and adults about the importance of pollination and the roles indigenous bees play. They are also working on campaigns promoting pesticides to be banned and to stop suspicious importation of honey. The importation of honey is hurting Australian Beekeepers so if importation can’t be banned, labeling with country of origin is their request.
Well there’s the quick, simple and tasty way to get started ‘Swap sugar for honey’ . Then you can look to do the below to keep our buzzing friends.
* Stop using insecticides * Plant bee friendly gardens
*Support local bee keeper * Build your own native bee house
Across the month of October we celebrated Espresso Festival and decided to donate $1 from each specialty Espresso Martini to ‘Save the bees Australia’.
It’s just the beginning of our involvement to bee the cure and we look forward to learning and rescuing our our important pollinators.