SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A study conducted by the University of New Hampshire found that more than a dozen bee species are on the decline.
Bees have been on a decline for more than a decade across the globe. With the bees on the decline, it causes concern about what it means for our food supply.
Bees are responsible for pollinating about a third of our diets which comes from plants. 22News spoke with one local beekeeper about why wild bees could be on the decline.
“As a result, there are stressors on them that are preventing them from returning to the hive and kill in terms of the poisonous aspect of this particular component,” said Larry Borysyk, a beekeeper.
Bees need pollen to survive and make honey. Without pollen, they will not have any energy and will die. By planting bee-friendly flowers around your house, you can help bees survive.
Some common bee-friendly plants include bee balm, honeysuckle, and sunflowers.