From June 15th to June 24th 2018, we sow! In June 2018, billions of melliferous flowers, essential to bees, will be sown, much more than for the first operation in june 2017.
This will increase their fooding resources this summer. With your help, this second meeting will be once again one of the largest mobilization operations undertaken for a species under threatening extinction.
Let’s sow and plant during a full week, melliferous plants and shrubs that you will find in thousands of nurseries, horticulturists, florists and garden centers, many more than in 2017, which also participate to this operation "Flowers for Bees". And with one of our partners, in 2018, we’ll start “Flowers for Bees” in the UK.
It's urgent. Across the planet bee colonies are collapsing in large and abnormal proportions. Pesticides, parasites, pathologies and lack of food resources are being accused.Dreadful consequences are to be feared as nearly 1/3 of the world's crops depend on pollination. Relying on the miracles of technology or regiments of men armed with paintbrushes, as in China, to replace the tireless ballet of bees from flower to flower, is pure utopia.
This decline meets another reality, which is demographic.
60 years ago, we were 2.5 billion on the planet. We are 3 times more today and in 2030, the planet will have to support 1 billion more people. 2030 it's already tomorrow!
How can we hope to feed our population without the help of pollinators? Without the bees, we would have a planet without flowers, without fruits, without vegetables.
There is still time to act.
On a daily basis, we can limit the use of pesticides and in June, a simple gesture repeated by each of us, will provide food for the bees, multiply and will ensure the future of the following generations of bees … and humans. In June, we have an appointment with the bees.