Last week, I gave some inspiration for helping pollinators and what is important beyond flowers. But on the other side - do we need all the 20,000 species of bees? Wouldn't it be enough to… continue reading
Pollinators, not only bees, are in decline all over the world. This is concerning for several reasons. Most often, authors speak about the risk for food security if there is a lack of pollination. I… continue reading
For a long time, there was no awareness for invasive species in general. Europeans brought their familiar domestic animals and cultivated plants to the Americas, to Australia and all other countries they colonized. Nowadays, alien… continue reading
The stereotype of bees is somewhat skewed: black and yellow stripes, they sting and make honey. When I show people the variety of bee visitors in their garden, many are surprised how a bee can… continue reading
Bees are excellent examples for the importance of biodiversity. Worldwide, there are more than 20,000 species. Each of these species is different and has its own way of living, but also some common traits. As… continue reading
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