Image of the Day: Bringing Beekeeping to New Heights

Bees do more than make honey. They make things grow. As important pollinators, they help plants reproduce by transferring pollen from one flower to another. Without bees, pollination would change drastically and agriculture would be crippled. But, unfortunately, bee populations and ranges have been declining in the U.S. since the late nineteenth century. With continuing use of pesticides and climate change, bee populations will only continue to decrease.

However, according to the Forward Thinking Museum, big cities are recognizing the important role bees play in every ecosystem. People in London, Berlin, New York, Paris, and Hong Kong have all adopted large urban beekeeping programs. Nicolas Géant, an urban beekeeper in Paris, says “The city bee is doing better than the bee of the fields.”

Credit: Forward Thinking Museum