Protecting our pollinators is an important lesson in always looking out for the little guy. From bees and butterflies to moths and hummingbirds, little guys are essential to our food system and the intricate web of life here on planet Earth. To wit:
According to our friends at honeylove.org, bees alone pollinate 80% of the world’s plants, including 90 different food crops, and one out of every three to four bites of food we eat is in thanks to bees. The honey bee is also personally responsible for $15 billion in US agricultural crops each year.
And if you like chocolate, there’s an especially little guy that you need to thank:
Allen Young, a leading cacao expert states, “A tiny fly no bigger than the head of a pin is responsible for the world’s supply of chocolate.” Incredible!
To learn more mind-blowing facts about pollinators and the important work to protect them, click HERE. You’ll find Blair Wojcik’s excellent blog post at Kiss the Ground, the good folks who are inspiring us to protect and restore soil around the globe.