Have you notice lately that Buzz is not on your box of Cheerios? Your daily breakfast comp is gone. In his place is an empty white outline. The cereal company announced this week that they were taking Buzz off as a reminder that populations of bees and other pollinators around the world are declining drastically, and if we don’t start doing something to help them soon, Buzz may never come back. Some 20,000 different species of bees and other pollinators help contribute to the growth of fruits, nuts, vegetables, and flowering plants. In fact, they play a critical role in pollinating 35 percent of global crop plants, an ecosystem service that is worth as much as $577 billion a year.
Remember bees bring the flowers and flowers bring fruits and vegetables we need them!