What’s the deal with bees? They’re more important than you think.
You may have heard that bees are dying off in massive numbers. But did you know that bees are crucial to your almond milk latte, and that more than one third of the world’s crop production depends on bee pollination? Well, it’s time to learn.
1. Take Bee 101 with bee expert Marla Spivak, who broke down the scary realities bees face on this planet and made us all want to be beekeepers at TEDGlobal 2013.
2. Brush up on the issues honey bees face in cities and learn how urban beekeepers are trying to make cities safe for these very important insects in Noah Wilson-Rich’s TEDxBoston talk, "Every city needs healthy honey bees."
Also, we found this awesome fact: When bees pollinate a flower, they vibrate the flower at the frequency of a musical C note.
(Photos: Flickr user Liz; a gif from Louie Schwartzberg’s TEDxSF talk; Flickr user Dan Mullen)