Bees are one of the most important — and conversely, most hated — creatures on the planet. Infamous for their sting, but famous for how they pollinate basically everything and allow tons of food to be grown. While bees are a vital part of our food system, we’ve been busy killing tons of them off with bee traps, pesticides, and climate change.
This has led to bees being added to the list of U.S. endangered species this past year for the first time. Clearly this is a great cause for concern about it, climate change, the environment, and how it will affect the global supply of food for years to come. While the EPA won’t be able to help for the time being, Fairmont Hotels is doing its part to spread the word on how important bees are to our culture.
The team at Fairmont created a beautiful and powerful infographic that displays what our food would look like if bees went extinct and were unable to pollinate. Tons of fruits and produce would be lost, and the picture of our meals turns into a truly sad state.
Take a look and experiment with the infographic for yourselves to learn a ton more. Hopefully, you learn a great deal about bees and their importance to how we love to eat our food. Even Foodbeasts can appreciate the necessity of many of these foods.
Let’s hope that we can all come together and prevent bees from going extinct — and our meals from becoming dismal.