The Importance of Bees

Bowdleflode News No. 6 – September Edition 2018


With every Bowdleflode News, we bring you interesting facts about Bowdleflodeland and Planet Earth with features about Endangered Species. In this September edition, is news about another Endangered Species that you should be able to see every single spring, summer or autumn day in your garden, pollinating fruit trees and flowers.

The Importance of Bees

We should all be trying to help save bee populations.
No Bees ….. No Pollination

Pollination is the transfer of pollen from a male part of a plant to a female part of a plant, enabling later fertilisation and the production of seeds, most often by an animal or by wind.  In less than 100 years, almost every animal that filled your imagination when you were young could be extinct. Lions, Tigers, Elephants, Rhinos, Gorillas all may be gone and extinct.

And it all starts with the bees.

They may be small but they are incredibly important to life on earth. Three quarters of crops we eat depend on pollinators such as bees. They are the building blocks of nature and without them both we and the natural world are doomed.

But if enough people pull together, we can change this. Much is being done to persuade and influence industry, governments, trade associations and pollination experts to work to save them.
The challenge is immense and everything is at stake, but we can succeed.

With everyone’s help, these little workers can keep feeding us, and our imagination, long into the future.

The Bowdleflode team aim to help all sorts of amazing species so join us and put your own fantasy animal into the Bowdleflode Zoo and help us concentrate minds on the fate of Endangered Species on Planet Earth.