Populations of bees are in rapid decline all over the world. In Britain, bees are disappearing faster than in the rest of Europe. Without them our country will be plunged into the kind of economic and social destruction of a level that begs the question 'can we survive without our brilliant and wondrous pollinators?'
We depend on bees to make our world rich: they feed us, heal us and clothe us.
Bees and other pollinators are responsible for the pollination of one third of our shopping basket. Beyond that, they are a part of an intricate and inter-connected eco-system - if we allow for their disappearance, we also threaten our own existence.
For the kids, there's a great Bee Lovely competition to enter for a chance to get your design on a real life beehive, plus more fab 'bee' prizes.
While we're on bees I'm also a big fan of Beeplenish furniture polish, fab for my distressed wooden table from www.newzealandhoneyshop.co.uk Talking honey I'm now just trialling the wonderful wild honey from
wildhoney.co.nz courtesy of Essential Trading and also Tiana raw honey, I'm honey'ed up !! To keep healthy when theres still bugs and beasties around and allergies try taking Bee Prepared Immune Support as well, contains bee propolis, black elderberry and beta glucans from www.unbeelievablehealth.co.uk