David Attenborough’s Facebook post urges us to help save the planet with a simple sugar trick
It takes just seconds to do
National treasure and nature documentary presenter, David Attenborough, is a true ambassador for the natural world and helps to raise awareness of crucial issues that affect our planet.
Whether that’s bringing the plight of endangered animals to light or helping combat the world’s plastic problem, Attenborough has a hugely positive impact on wildlife and the natural world.
And now, in true Attenborough fashion, he has revealed another pearl of wisdom on how to save the entire human race – and it starts with saving bees.
Put simply, without bees humanity would die out – as soon as within four years, according to the naturalist. This is because the buzzing insects play a huge part in our eco-system as one of our key pollinators, and are responsible for the production of one third of all the food we eat.
That’s why it is key we do everything we can to help these winged creatures survive. And according to Attenborough, it’s as simple as leaving a mix of sugar and water in your garden.
The Planet Earth broadcaster took to Facebook to show people how we can save the bees – and ourselves…
“In the last five years the bee population has dropped by 1/3,” he wrote. “If bees were to disappear from the face of the earth, humans would have just four years left to live.
“This time of year bees can often look like they are dying or dead, however, they’re far from it. Bees can become tired and they simply don’t have enough energy to return to the hive which can often result in being swept away.
“If you find a tired bee in your home, a simple solution of sugar and water will help revive an exhausted bee. Simply mix two tablespoons of white, granulated sugar with one tablespoon of water, and place on a spoon for the bee to reach. You can also help by sharing this post to raise awareness.”
The water and sugar mix will rehydrate the bee and give them much-needed energy when they get tired.
So, as Attenborough says, it’s imperative we do our bit. For more information on how to attract bees into your garden, read our tops tips here.