PhD Student at Western who studies bees speaks about saving them

London, ON, Canada / 106.9 The X

People are being encourage to “bee” more friendly to our buzzing black and yellow friends the bee, Fanshawe Colleges Social Speaker Series hosted Becky Ellis a PhD Student in the Geography Department at Western University this past week to present her thoughts on how we can help stop the decline of the bee population.

It’s no secret that the future of our bees is not looking bright. There are many things that could be contributors to the decline of our bee population such as pesticides, climate change and genetically modified crops.

But what many people don’t know is that there are many things that you can do at your own home to help the bees around your house. Ellis mentioned that things like home gardening, leaving weeds to grow and letting bee hives live their natural course will help the bees in our area do their job properly.

There are also many things that Ellis told us that cities can do to improve the condition of local bees like allowing people to grow out their yards more naturally, and allowing home beekeeping.

Bees pollination helps at least 30 percent of the world’s crops and 90 percent of our wild plants and without them this world would to look a lot different so it’s important to be more aware our of bees for the future of our crops.

 

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