Hive Five for Bee Day

Honey Bee Day is on 21 August 2021.

Bees are very important insects because they pollinate nearly 75% of plants in the world. This means that they are imperative for sustaining entire ecosystems because plants are the base of all food chains. Not only do plants feed animals but our food supply also depends on many agricultural crops. The honey that bees produce are also harvested for human consumption and use. 


Sadly, bee populations are in decline worldwide due to climate change, pesticide use and the loss of their habitats from human development and land use. We can help by planting more flower gardens, not using pesticides, and spreading the word to create more awareness about the plight of bees.   


One year, I was invited to participate in a Bee Exhibition in Toronto to raise awareness about the importance of saving the bees. I could only showcase bee-related works, so I rose to the occasion and researched all that I could about bees. Ultimately, I created this poster about the chemistry of The Honey Bee. This collection of molecules show many aspects of a honey bee's life from its diet, bee-haviour and habitat. This poster is perfectly suited for the apiarist (beekeeper), entamologist or your honey.

If you have any other thoughts or ideas on how we can help the bees, please share them in the comments below.

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