Why Bees Are Good for the Earth
Here are some things you can do to help pollinators thrive.
Sustainable agriculture is a key component of our work in 21 countries around the world. When we work to save the bees, we are also saving the environment. After all, what is good for bees, is also good for the climate and the environment.
Honeybees are essential to healthy crops, and their rapid decline threatens global food security. That's why we incorporate bees into many of our projects. Farmers who keep bees see increased crop yields, whether they are growing coffee, spices or vegetables. Plus, they are able to harvest honey during the non-growing season to earn extra income, producing 60 pounds or more of honey each year.
Why We Need Bees
5 Easy Ways to Save the Bees
Other Ways You Can Save the Bees
Bees are key to our survival and we can contribute to theirs. Review the articles and resources below to learn more about their plight and how you can save the bees.
The beekeeping industry in Mexico is facing a total estimated loss of 10.7 billion pesos ($576 million) a year due to cheaper competition in the form of adulterated honey coming in from other countries. Small-scale apiarists, like those who work with Heifer Mexico, are hit the hardest.About The Honey Trap: How Mexican Beekeepers Are Stuck in a Sticky Situation
These busy bees help your students to build skills in math, language arts and problem solving with a maze, color by number, jokes to decode and a hands-on demonstration about pollination!About Busy Bee: Bee Activity Pack from Heifer for learning at home or school for elementary students