Do you recall the Mary Poppins song “Just a Spoonful of Sugar?” She wrote that tune to spread the message that sweetening your medicine with a little sugar is all it takes. In other words, the addition of a touch of sugar alleviated the bitterness of the dish. It turns out that a spoonful of sugar can do more than get you to swallow your medicine; it could end up saving the world.
Sir David Attenborough has done a lot to bring attention to the plight of the world’s bee population, which is rapidly declining. His Facebook post has been shared more than 470,000 times, and his voice can be heard on Planet Earth and the Big Planet. It’s a novel approach, but it has real potential to change things.
If bees disappear, so does much else in the ecosystem, and we humans won’t be far behind. Pollination by bees is essential to the production of one-third of the world’s food. The variety of life on Earth depends on it. Humans have the ability to pollinate plants, but these methods are much more efficient and natural.
There seems to be a lot of truth to that statement, which may or may not have been made by Mr. Einstein.
All of this may leave you wondering what you can do to make a difference in the world. What if I told you that the solution to every issue in the world could be found in a single spoonful of sugar? A little sugar goes a long way toward saving the bees.
If you leave some sugar on your lawn, the bees will have the energy to return to their hives even if they are too tired to fly. Two tablespoons of white granulated sugar and one tablespoon of water should be combined, as instructed in the widely shared Facebook post. The bees will come if you just leave it out in your yard. Put the sugar near the bee if it’s too tired to make it back to the hive.
The plight of the honeybees is an issue that we can all help with if we follow a few simple guidelines.
-Grow flowers for pollinators,
-Avoid spraying your lawn with chemicals,
-Stock up on raw,
Support your local organic farmers by purchasing their products.
Create a bee colony. This seemingly insignificant act could end up saving the world.