Bees – Please hold them tenderly for our next meal!
According to the United Nations Environment Programme, of the 100 crop varieties that provide 90% of the world’s food, 71 are pollinated by bees!
Bees are my world’s biggest miracle workers, I must admit.
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According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation,
Safeguarding bees safeguards biodiversity: the vast majority of pollinators are wild, including over 20 000 species of bees.
I mean, the price tag of global crops directly relying on pollinators is estimated to be between US$235 and US$577 billion a year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation!
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Do we even ever speak of the honey they give us?
We are talking about the kind of honey that will have licking away a whole tin without any fear of clogging your throat with so much sweetness (hihi)!
The kind of honey we use as an antibacterial and antioxidant…
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Honey can be mixed into different drinks, for example tea, milk, yoghurt or natural juices.
It can be added to various baked or cooked dishes (cakes, sauces, vegetables, meats), usually to infuse them with its special aroma.
Honey can fully replace consumer sugar in our diet!
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So, my question is,
What are you doing to protect bees from complete damage and extinction?
What are you doing to ensure we still get the honey we are enjoying in our bread?
What are you doing to tenderly hold for our next meal?