“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.” — Albert Einstein
American bees are an endangered species for the first time in U.S. history. And possibly also for the very first time in history, their savior may be a the cereal industry: Cheerios has actually launched a program to save American bees.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) added the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee to the endangered species list in January of 2017 following a sharp decrease in bee sightings within the 28 states and Canadian provinces where they predominately reside. The department said the bumble bee has been reported in just 13 states and one Canadian province given that 2000.
The massive (and potentially catastrophic) reduction bees across all the states prompted Cheerios to help restore bee populations utilizing their Honey Nut Cheerios mascot, Buzz. The company revealed Monday that it is giving away 100 million wildflower seed packets free of charge!
Wildflowers are rich in nectar and pollen, which offer food and nutrients essential to a bee’s survival and can be planted just about anywhere. Wildflower gardens could help increase bee populations throughout the country– not just in the 28 states where Rusty Patched Bumble Bees normally live.
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