So what can you do?
There are lots of ways you can help. These include buying organic food and using organic gardening methods in your own garden. You can plant bee friendly plants, make a bee house, create natural habitat gardens, support your local beekeepers or even adopt a hive! On a larger scale, habitat conservation and changes to agricultural practices (reducing the use of neonicotinoids and improving conditions for pollinators) are going to be vital for the future of bees, and ultimately, humans too. The next few years will be crucial for both bees and for us.
by Rose Argall Rose Argall is a Research and Development Intern at Frontier, an international non-profit volunteering NGO. Frontier has over 300 dedicated conservation and community development projects as well as plenty of inspiring gap year ideas to help make your time out meaningful. For more information on all the opportunities available please visit www.frontier.ac.uk. Check out Frontier's blog ‘Into the Wild' where you can read more articles like this! Happy reading!
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