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If you aren’t totally quaking in your boots at the news of millions of bees dead, yet again, you’re nuts.
this should be concerning a lot more people than it is
not only because bees are one of the most important animals in the world and their job is a lot more than gathering honey but also because they are what scientists refer to as an “indicator species”
this means that when their populations start dwindling and then rapidly dropping, humans need to watch their shit because that means that environmental factors are too difficult for THEM to live in, so it might be difficult for US to live in, too. bees basically act as an indication that humans have a lot to worry about and when they start dying like this it deserves a lot more than a few headlines.
last year my biggest worry was the steep decline in bee population and apparently thats not about to change anytime soon. people have told me to my face that they think its strange I’m so concerned for the bees. read this you selfish fucks
Get excited, motherfuckers. Without bees, we will die off. Bayer and Monsanto continue to produce the chemicals that have been proven to kill them, and the government has their backs. Bees pollinate 30% of our food in the US and we are passing legislation to PROTECT the scumbags responsible for killing them.
I preach this shit to everyone who will listen and I always get “WAAAAH I HATE BEES THEY STING AND THEY ARE BIG MEANIES!” but think about your future life without kiwis, cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, peaches, sunflowers, cotton, apples, plums, pears, mustard, celery, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, beans, cherries, melons, turnips, canola oil, alfalfa, soybeans, lemons, oranges, and I could go on forever.
Bees are amazing creatures who are responsible for the comfortable lives we lead in this country and we cannot sustain and feed our population without them.
Alright you guys, there’s a good amount of notes on this but it’s only making us aware of the problem, not telling us what we can do to help. We can do something to help and YOU CAN HELP, YES THAT MEANS YOU. ALL YOU NEED IS DIRT, A FEW BUCKS, AND A MOMENT OF YOUR TIME TO MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE, LITERALLY.
Plant flowers that bees like and that attract them.
Bees prefer flowers that are blue, purple, and yellow. Choose flowers that bloom successively over the spring, summer, and fall seasons such as coreopsis, Russian sage, or germander. They especially love clover! Other plants include sage, salvia, oregano, lavender, ironweed, yarrow, yellow hyssop, alfalfa, honeywort, dragonhead, echinacea, bee balm, buttercup, goldenrod and English thyme. Buy seeds online.
GET RID OF THE PESTICIDES!!
If pesticides are killing off the bees so easily, what do you think it’s doing to us? The EPA says studies have shown pesticides can cause birth defects, nerve damage, and cancer. There are other ways to get rid of pests in the garden than using chemicals. Organic Garden Pests shows you how to keep off the bugs the organic way.
Give the bees a free home!
Please, if you have already reblogged this, reblog this is again with what I have posted onto it so you know what you can do to help. We can make a difference.
Sources and other helpful links:
Quick mention of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, a nonprofit group doing a LOT of good work for bees and other pollinators, among others.
Guys, if all the bees died we’d have FOUR YEARS to live.
Hi everyone! This is very important!! Recently, two beautiful dogs, Lola & Rumba, passed away from accidentally swallowing the strings from a regular, Petsmart rope toy!! The owner, instagram user @fg_lola , posted this on instagram. “…We want to share the cause of their passing so it doesn’t happen to your babies. Lola and Rumba chewed their toy and swallowed threads, clogging their intestines. Lola choked and passed out before we could even make it to the vet. Our world came crashing as this nightmare begins to unravel. We could not believe that our princess was no longer alive. Then, we noticed Rumba was not eating. Everything seemed fine, but something in my heart said that she too had swallowed the same threads as Lola. After 2 vets, one recommended exploratory surgery. At first we thought her surgery was a success. The vet said it was a very complicated surgery because her intestines were scrunched up like an accordion and were severely bruised. They kept her in the hospital for 5 days and she still wasn’t eating. We visited her every morning and evening while she was there. The vet called us and mentioned us taking her home to see if she would eat in her comfort zone. It breaks my heart to tell you that she didn’t make it through the night. Losing both of our girls has been such a traumatic and painful time in our lives. My heart is broken into a million pieces and our home feels empty without them…” The toy that they gave their dogs was a regular rope toy!!! If you have any of these dog toys in your house DISPOSE OF THEM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Please reblog this to get the word out! #NoRopeToys