By pollinating our fruits, wild flowers and vegetables, the role of the honey bee to our food chain is estimated to be worth £200m per year whilst the retail value of the goods they pollinate is closer to £1bn. They have a significant value to the way we live and, finances aside, we have many reasons to be grateful to them.
If the UK suffered a serious decline it would mean consistently failing harvests and the need to import fruits. Our diet may even be forced to change from our typical fresh fruit and vegetables to one based on grains and starch.
With the UK’s increasingly volatile weather systems, the British bee has recently suffered. As numbers decline, find out how you can help at www.helpsavebees.co.uk
To find out more, please visit: http://www.bbka.org.uk/