Everyone’s favorite cereal mascot has vanished into thin air! Where in the world is Buzz the Bee? Long story short, he’s missing because bees around the world are starting to go extinct.
Thing is, if the bees go… we go. We desperately need bees to survive.
Now, this isn’t a rallying cry to drop the pesticides or GMO fear mongering. This is the honest-to-goodness cold hard truth.
So, that’s why Cheerios is stepping up to make sure we don’t lose nature’s most valuable creatures. They’re dying globally at an alarming rate. So, in an effort to salvage their declining populations, they’re sending wildflower seeds free of charge!
The flowers they send you are guaranteed to get our pollinators buzzing. Once you get them in the mail, plant them in a “bee friendly” area. It could be your garden, or your school’s garden, or anywhere!
The seeds will come from Veseys Seeds, who distributes nationally. Also, there’s no need to worry this is definitely not a scheme to plant super-invasive flowers. Trust me, that was my primary concern. I don’t want any harm to come to my peonies.
Anyways, Veseys says the seeds are 100% non-invasive.
— Veseys Seeds (@veseys) March 16, 2017
Also, the seed packets will come with plenty of instructions so you know exactly what to do to save those poor bees. I can only hope this is enough to bring their numbers back a little.
It’s scary to even think of a world without bees because they are responsible for what we eat and it goes way beyond just honey. For example, if we lose our pollinators, you’d be saying goodbye to potatoes, onions, watermelons, coconuts, and so much more.
Plus, if bees do go extinct, we’d have to severely cut back on our meat and dairy consumption. Animals like cows need plants that require pollination to survive, like alfalfa. It’s only natural to think what will happen next if you take away their primary source of food.
With herbivores gone, then it’s the the carnivores turn to struggle. So on and so forth until you reach to the top of the food chain where we belong.
Secondly, you have to consider the effects on clothing and fuel. Both Canola, which is used for fuel and biofuel, and cotton requires pollination to survive.
In short, a world without bees can’t really sustain itself. Not with 7 billion people on the planet, anyway.
So, if you love planting flowers or just plain love oranges and pineapples, head on over to the Cheerios website and order your free pack of seeds! I already ordered mine!