Bees are vital to our survival. With being one of the main pollinators of plants, we have bees to thank for what is thought to be 1 out of every 3 or 4 bites of food we eat, due to them pollinating around 80% of plants, visiting around 1,500 a day.
But the honeybee is in danger. We have lost one-third of the bee population in the UK within the last decade. This is due to a combination of habitat loss, pesticides, climate change and disease.
Bee are in decline, and without them, so are we. Without them, it is estimated to cost UK farmers £1.8 billion per year to pollinate our crops. I visited a handful small-scale of beekeepers in Norfolk, doing their bit to help the humble honeybee.
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