Biodiversity important? The simple case of bees

30 12 2009

If you can’t convince people that biodiversity is important, then you have to use the lowest common denominator. Even a 3-year old understands the importance of bees for pollination (see previous post on loss of pollination services). Another entertaining TED talk to drive the point home as my last post for 2009 – hidden message: don’t put all your (biodiversity) eggs in one basket. I’ll let you figure that out for yourself. Warning – a little Ameri-centric, but gets the point across.

Catch you in 2010.

CJA Bradshaw



5 responses

11 02 2011
More to bees than queens and honey «

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20 01 2010

Honeybee decline might arise from reduced plant diversity (& paper link


12 01 2010

Hi Corey, We posted the bee video on our blog with a link to your site. We also have you listed on our menu. I am happy to report that we are seeing visitors from Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, United Kingdom and the USA.

The more people we reach the better change we have of promoting native habitat for pollinators. Each and every one of us can make a difference right were we live. Grow meadows, prairie, plant a butterfly garden, grown native plants for crops and wildflowers. Support local farmers and buy local honey.

Best wishes,
Mary Ellen


8 01 2010
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30 12 2009
Richard Esser

Thanks for the great video, and the interesting posts in 2009!


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