Posted on July 05 2018
You already know that here at Wildchild we are fascinated by Bee’s and have incorporated the honecomb print in our debut collection. That aside, after hearing earlier today
If bees disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.
I felt the need to further investigate!!!
The line is usually attributed to Einstein, and it seems plausible enough. After all, Einstein knew a lot about science and nature, and bees help us produce food
It's almost impossible to overstate the importance of pollinators in our ecosystem. For those of us whom may have forgotten pollination is when a male flower loves a female flower, it invites a pollinator to round for a threesome. The bee transfers pollen from the male flower to female flowers. A few days later, (hey presto) a baby emerges.
While bees are not the only pollinators we have (bats, birds, butterflies, and some flies can do this work, too), they're by far the best creatures for the job. In part, this is because they need pollen to feed their larvae, so they're biologically driven to gather the stuff. Other pollinators visit flowers only to suck nectar, and any pollen that sticks to them in the process is a happy accident.