These people kept putting spoons in their yard, and you seriously had to wonder just why they did that so frequently…
If everybody would just grab a spoonful of sugar and just a wee bit of water, we could do our part to contribute to saving humanity. This might be a small gesture, but it can go a long way to helping to keep the bee population to stay alive. This is a huge necessity when you consider that bees are pollinators with a huge responsibility for feeding 90% of the world population. Little things can really go a long way.
David Attenborough narrates the Blue Planet and Planet Earth, and he explained that if the “bees were to disappear from the face of the Earth, humans would have just four years to live.”
That might be a startling notion and it might seem far-fetched, but you have to consider that “in the last five years, the bee population has dropped by 1/3,” according to the documentary maker.
Attenborough shared one of the simplest solutions for keeping the bees in business, writing on Instagram: “In the last 5 years the bee population has dropped by 1/3. If bees were to disappear from the face of the earth, humans would have just 4 years left to live. This time of year bees can often look like they are dying or dead, however, they’re far from it. Bees can become tired and they simply don’t have enough energy to return to the hive which can often result in being swept away. If you find a tired bee in your home, a simple solution of sugar and water will help revive an exhausted bee. Simply mix two tablespoons of white, granulated sugar with one tablespoon of water, and place on a spoon for the bee to reach. You can also help by sharing this post to raise awareness.”
Who would have thought it? You can help these bees stay hydrated, get nourishment oh, and get their job done simply by sharing a couple tablespoons of sugar and a tablespoon of water.
There were many comments and regards to David Attenborough’s plea for help, including from one concerned citizen: “How can everyday people do a part in helping this issue. I obviously don’t use Roundup. Any other suggestions?”
Another commenter supplied the following ideas: “Plant plenty of flowers & plants that attract bees. I did this year and the garden is full of color and plenty of bees – definitely working. If you see a bee that is not moving on the ground, give it a teaspoon of sugar and water.”
Another commenter thanked Attenborough, writing: “Thank you Sir David Attenborough. Bees, these incredible important little beings have had me concerned for awhile now, how the numbers have dropped. So simple I will do this!”
One person shared: “I do something similar for birds when needed. I just exchange the regular water for electrolyte water. I did find exhausted bees in the past. Had no idea I could help. Now I will.”
Another commenter shared that they’ve been doing this and they think it had been effective, noting: “I do… have revived a few, very precious and delicate little creatures.”
Others remarked: “I’ve done this a couple of times for bees — got a wonderful video of my last honey bee I helped out,” “Tried it and it works,” and “I do this whenever I can. Last one flew into my head after, I took it as a thanks.”
Spread the word… and save these bees!