This Is Your Grocery Store After All The Bees Die

June 18, 2014 3 Comments

In case you were ever wondering just how important bees are to human life, or if all the hoopla is just that, I would like you to take a look at the images below.

If you plan on eating fruits, vegetables, dairy, chocolate or just about anything else in the future, you better start caring about the bees. Bees pollinate more than 100 types of crops in the US! Take a look at what your favorite grocery store would look like if all the bees were to die off:

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I know this is old news (it was out last year sometime) but it was recently reintroduced so I figured I would mention it here again. Those pictures are from Whole Foods. If you want to help at home, here’s what they suggest:

Plant Flowers. Grow a mix of native flowers with different colors, shapes and bloom times. Blooming herbs, fruits and vegetables are good choices too!

Make Space. Preserve some brush piles and bare patches of soil to help native bees dig nests.

Go Organic. To help promote healthy ecosystems, choose organic foods for your table and organic seeds and seedlings for your garden.

For more information about bees and just how important they are to our very survival, I recommend you check out previous posts Harvard Study Links Honeybee Decline to Popular Pesticide and Attracting Bees and Butterflies to Your Garden

And just to see how ridiculous many of those “sustainable” conventions are that we read about (and many environmentalists greenwash for), here’s some information on one company which just attended the Sustainable Brands conference – and which makes bee-killing insecticide . Sounds sustainable to me…

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Comments (3)

  1. Katherine L. says:

    Not enough sleepers are awake and taking action regarding the dwindling number of bees. Can they step away from the hypnosis box long enough to see this/ Do they even care? We are active inthis campaign too, grow some of our own foods (another alternative) and we support farmers that use organic / non GMO seeds. Until the masses wake up and really get the ball rolling in favor of LIFE!, we do our bit.

  2. Lois says:

    Like, Katherine, we are very concerned about the bees and butterflies (and other insects) on our property. The community gardens I started is completely organic, we have trimmed dead branches and left piles for the animals and insects along with large areas left wild for snakes and other animals. I rent but being allowed to use the open land behind the apartments I have invested my own time and money to plant flowers, shrubs and trees all native and beneficial to our area. We now have eleven lilac trees, a burning bush, lambs ears (both bees and butterflies love them) and much more. I even planted tulips which the deer love knowing I will never see a bloom.

  3. Melinda says:

    Wow,interesting fact!I’ll start caring about the bees as I really loves to eat fruits and vegetables. We surely doesn’t want a world without bees.

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