People often ask me why I started Strange of London and why was it based around bees?
I was working with a friend dressing a VIP tent for the Isle of Wight Festival back in 2006 where there was a big focus on Saving the bees on the island.
One of the attractions was a Paul McCartney bee stand which was aimed to raise awareness of the plight of the british Honey Bee. Which got me thinking, if a huge star like Sir Paul McCartney is making an effort to tell people about the bees then what is so important about bees and pollinators?
I spent months researching about bees and how huge the devastation would be around the world if our bees died out.
So here are some facts I have found on the internet that you must read:
Bees are pollinators and play a critical role in healthy ecosystems, so are essential for our food production. Pollinators are worth a staggering £690 million per annum to the UK economy, and more than three quarters of the world’s food crops are in part dependent on them - Read more here: How to bee friendly - WWF
Role in the Ecosystem: Bees are a keystone species; if bees die off it will end most life. In nature, various animals depend on bees for their survival because their food sources – nuts berries, seeds, and fruits – rely on insect pollination. Pollination also allows floral growth, which provides habitats for animals, including other insects and birds. Lastly, bees themselves, and the honey they produce, are a source of food for many animals. Read more here: Role in the Ecosystem:
Few facts and links to other websites where you can find out more info:
Here are a few facts of how we can save the bees and why we need bees in our world.