Bees are an important part of the ecosystem. In fact, their existence is responsible for the sustenance of 90 percent of the human population.
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According to a Facebook fan page dedicated to author and zoologist, David Attenborough, every one of us can do something to help keep bees from going extinct.
One of the posts explained how strongly humanity depends on bees. A naturalist stated that the human race would die out within four years if bees no longer existed.
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So, how can we keep this from happening? The solution is as simple as mixing some sugar and water in a spoon and putting it in your garden.
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The Facebook post explained that the bee population has dropped by 1/3 in the last five years.
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During the summer, you may find bees looking like they are dying. But this is not the case. Sometimes, these creatures become extremely tired when they no longer have enough energy to get back to their hives.
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Because most people assume the bees are dying or dead, they simply sweep the insects away.
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People were urged not to give up on a tired-looking bee. All you need to do is mix a solution of sugar and water for the bee to drink.
Mix two tablespoon of white granulated sugar with one tablespoon of water. Pour the mixture into a spoon and put it in your garden where the bee can reach.
When bees drink this water and sugar solution, it rehydrates them and gives them the energy they need to keep moving.
You can also hang a humming bird feeder in your garden. In this case, sugared water will help both bees and these majestic little birds.
It's such a simple fix that anyone can do. And if everyone does this, the result is promising.
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