Why You Should Keep A Spoon Of Sugar On Your Back Lawn Before Leaving The House
Cailyn Finkel 6/25/2018
News about how poor the environment is doing bombards us from every direction nowadays. The countless species gone forever, melting ice caps, polluted oceans and so much more overwhelms us and makes us feel as though there's nothing we can do to truly make a difference!
Thankfully, there's one simple thing we can all do - and it could really help the declining bee population!
The tip first started to gain traction when it was shared on the "Sir David Attenborough" community Facebook page. David Attenborough made a career for himself caring for the environment, sharing important facts and opening our eyes to places that we could only imagine through his narration. So, it makes sense that such an important tip comes from such an environmentally friendly community!
The page's admin wrote:
"In the last 5 years, the bee population has dropped by 1/3. If bees were to disappear from the face of the Earth, humans would have just 4 years left to live. This time of year bees can often look like they are dying or dead, however, they're far from it.
Bees can become tired and they simply don't have enough energy to return to the hive which can often result in being swept away."
"If you find a tired bee in your home, a simple solution of sugar and water will help revive an exhausted bee. Simply mix two tablespoons of white, granulated sugar with one tablespoon of water, and place on a spoon for the bee to reach.
You can also help by sharing this post to raise awareness."
While it's hard to say whether or not the advice came straight from Sir David Attenborough or from another friendly tipster, we can all do our best to make the world a safer place for bees!