6 Ways You Can Help Pollinators

Are you worried about "insectageddon"?

  • 41.8k
    jimK
    Voted Yes
    09/30/2022

    Food chains worldwide are already being stressed to their limits  to adequately keep the world fed. Pollinators facilitate an flourishing plant life that directly contributes to improved food production as well as the maintenance of the biodiversity of local ecosystems.

    Good to see the common sense recommendations that folks can follow to protect our bee populations that, like people, will have to adapt to the changing climate which will increasingly damage local ecosystems.

    Let's all.do our part to give our critical pollinators a chance to adapt and thrive In order to keep the world's population fed. They will be neccessary.

  • 89.9k
    LeslieG
    09/30/2022

    "According to the United Nations Environment Programme, of the 100 crop varieties that provide 90% of the world's food, 71 are pollinated by bees. In North America, honey bees alone pollinate nearly 95 kinds of fruits, such as almonds, avocados, cranberries and apples, in addition to commodity crops like soy."

    https://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/issues/304/pollinator-protection/impacts-on-the-food-supply

  • 2,573
    530 East Hunt Highway
    Voted No
    10/04/2022

    MotherNature knows how to take care of her own. Stay out of her way and let her do her job. She doesn't need your help 

  • 44.8k
    Brian
    Voted Yes
    09/29/2022

    Plant flowers that benefit pollinators, and leave dead plants and leaves on the ground during winter so they'll have shelter from the cold.

  • 5,397
    Archilochus
    09/30/2022

    My wife and I have been doing these things with our gardens for 50 years. It's good to see people finally paying attention.

  • 188
    Jimbobity
    Voted Yes
    01/18/2023

    The bees die, we all die.

  • 6,558
    Bruce
    Voted Yes
    01/18/2023

    Yes, insect species are going extinct at a rate not seen since the Age of the Dinosaurs ended with colossal bang.  Insects are not the only victims of extinction.  We are now facing the same sort of threat the dinosaurs did.  We are living in the Anthropogenic Mass Extinction Event--The Sixth Mass Extinction.  And this one did not require a giant meteor or comet striking the Earth.  All it required was a very smart but very greedy ape called Homo sapiens sapiens.  

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/brv.12816

  • 7,715
    PLZ
    Voted Yes
    01/18/2023

    We absolutely need to be concerned.  As more and more free land gets developed into housing, we surely need to address proper feeding and watering of these little insects. 
    I know they are unpleasant to be around, but they are necessary. 

  • 1,101
    Dennis
    Voted Yes
    12/28/2022

    Same cancer cuasing pesticides they spray our food with are killing the bees.

  • 44
    Adam
    Voted Yes
    11/10/2022

    We should institute a biodiversity in Wisconsin and maybe even the US and stop appraising houses based on curb appeal using a monoculture grass crop aka a lawn as a standard.

  • 108
    MariaXuscaSole
    Voted Yes
    11/01/2022

    Pollinators are fundamental, vital for the cycle of life on Earth.

  • 1,101
    Dennis
    Voted Yes
    10/17/2022

    Congress let companys use Cancer causing insecticides on our food supply that kills humans and bees

  • 78
    prsp6
    Voted Yes
    10/17/2022

    We do not need lawns. We have to ban chemicals made from petrochemicals that are harmful to insects like bees and non honey bees

  • 86
    Joanne
    Voted Yes
    10/05/2022

    My East Mountain garden is a wildlife habitat but insect and bird diversity is falling with each passing year. 

  • 1,521
    Richard
    Voted Yes
    10/05/2022

    Yes.  No bees and no pollination, no plants or fruits for consumption.  

  • 1,714
    Lesley
    Voted Yes
    10/05/2022

    Everyone is worried. 

  • 2,685
    George
    Voted Yes
    10/05/2022

    Protect pollinators! 

  • 3,645
    Kevin
    Voted Yes
    10/05/2022

    We risk starving the human race to extinction because a few billionaires fight against having their harmful chemicals banned? Disgraceful!

  • 1,202
    colin
    Voted Yes
    10/04/2022

    We need the pollinators or our crops will begin to fail and much worse things will happen. The chemicals we use are killing the insects and the people who use and consume them as well. Just watch the lawyers commercials every day.

  • 6,558
    Bruce
    Voted Yes
    10/04/2022

    Yes...  But this is not a problem isolated to the insects.  We are living through a rapidly worsing Mass Extinction Event.  This the the Anthropogenic Mass Extinction Event which is an acceleration of the Holocene Mass Extinction.  By 2100, at least 1 MILLION species will have disappeared...  Sadly, we aren't doing much to limit that destruction.

  • 1,794
    Shari
    Voted Yes
    10/04/2022

    Congress has long turned their backs on the health of the the people, planet and country...the only thing that matters to them is corporate profits.

  • 293
    Elisa
    Voted Yes
    10/04/2022

    Several years ago, I remember hearing a sound byte of a someone in Congress who basically said 'Screw the bees! I could care less as long as we get xxx! Bees are not as important as people!' I continue to be appalled at this attitude - because bees are essential to food production due to the part they plan in the pollination process. The disappearance/death of bees is something that I continue to worry about, because without them, there's no more apples, cherries, nuts, cocoa beans, watermelons, avacados, peaches, pears, and mangos. No more chocolate. 

  • 1,122
    Lois
    Voted Yes
    10/04/2022

    Bees give us life.  We must protect them

  • 1,927
    Paul
    Voted Yes
    10/04/2022

    Yes, along with all the other "geddons" that too many people are willfully ignoring.