Why are bees important?
Believe it or not, you have a bee to thank for one in every three bites of food you eat. Bees are essential to life on Earth. They transfer pollen from the male parts to the female parts of flowers. Without this process, many garden plants would not be pollinated and so would fail to produce the fruits and vegetables. Honey bees perform about 80% of all pollination. This basically means, that around 80% of the food we eat comes from crops that have been pollinated by bees. Albert Einstein said: when the last bee on Earth dies, humanity will have only 4 years left.
Did you know that single bee colony can pollinate 300 million flowers each day?! Those hard-working insects have to visit 2 million of flowers to create 454 g of honey! What’s even more surprising, they are able to recognize individual human faces, so they know who is their bee-keeper. They can also recognize colors – that’s why you often see bee-hives colorful.
Why are bees in danger of extinction?
Bees are officially on the extinction list. Since the 1940s, honeybee colonies have decreased from 5 million to 2.5 million. Unfortunately, bee population in crisis around the world. Industrial agriculture methods, parasites, and climate change are killing off bees. Tthe widespread use of bee-harming pesticides are particular threats to honeybees and wild pollinators. Without them, feeding the world’s growing population will be impossible. It’s time to ban these damaging pesticides and protect our vital pollinators.
Jewelery that helps
The “Adopt a Bee” social campaign is run by Greenpeace. Every year, scientists collect information on the state of the wild bee population. They build new habitats for them and level invasive plants that threaten bees. They are also fighting to stop the use of pesticides harmful to pollinators. Among other things, they have already created: hotels for pollinators in many cities, training for farmers about pesticides harmful to pollinators, and a national strategy for protecting pollinating insects.
40% of the earrings price, I am sending to the “Adopt a Bee” campaign. The symbolic “adoption” of a bee in this campaign, supports the activities of the Greenpeace Foundation. The action has been conducting trusted and effective activities for 10 years. Together we can help bees and ensure a bee-friendly environment!
Why is it worth buying bees-helping earrings?
- The earrings are perfect for a gift.
- They fit to almost every outfit and enliven.
- They draw attention and make people smile.
- It’s a purchase that trully helps.
- Wearing bee earrings is spreadig information about saving the bees issue.
- The earrings are made of durable modeling clay.
About the product
The earrings are tiny and not too heavy to wear. Keep in mind that this is my handmade production, so one may be slightly different from the posted photo. The bee is ~2 cm high and the whole earring is ~5 cm long. The earwires are hypoallergenic. I send the bees in second hand packaging.
Important! I produce bees only when I am at home. And since I travel quite often, the product will not always be available in stock. Therefore, if you see them available, buy as soon as possible, because they can quickly disappear! On the other hand, if you see information that there is a shortage of bees in the hive (out of stock), then email me firstname.lastname@example.org. I will reply when you can expect a new supply of bees.
Shipping is currently set only for Poland. If you wish to receive a parcel out of Poland please drop me a message at email@example.com and we will choose the shipping method to your country. Thank you for understanding.