Bees are our primary farmers, and their disappearance signals bigger problems that we all need to be aware of. Slow Food Mexico has recently launched the #SalvaLaColmena (Save the Hive) campaign to spread awareness on the issue and inform us on how we can be a part of their campaign to help save the bees.
Even if we don’t realize it, the biodiversity of our crops and animals heavily depends upon the pollination done by bees. However, increasingly, bee populations have been vanishing. Massive die-outs of bee colonies were first reported in the 1990s and the situation has not slowed down since then. The main causes of bee deaths include the intensive use of pesticides in agricultural practices, proliferation of contagious parasites, deforestation of habitats, and destruction of thousands of bee hives due to lack of knowledge.