Have you begun preparing for the summer? You may not have thought so far ahead yet but a certain Mrs Brown of Hampton has already planted many of her plants in preparation for the summer. This is because the insects need to pollinate all of the plants. And she has one special insect in mind. Bees.

Bees are important for this Earth. Fruits and Plants require pollination, such as Avocados, Soybeans and Melons. For crops such as Blueberries and Almonds, the Honey Bee plays a crucial role in pollination of crops, with around 80% of the US crop said to be dependant of Honey Bees. They also pollinate plants that have implications on the meat or Dairy industries.

In 2008, the British Bee Keepers Association estimates that Honey bees make a significant contribution to the £165 million generated to the UK economy through insect pollinisation.

Bees are critical as they pollinate 70 of the 100 crop species that feed 90% of the world. Honey Bees are responsible for $30 billion a year in crops. If Bees were to die out the world would lose all the plants that they pollinate. All the animals that eat those plants would have nothing to eat, totally affecting the food chain. This means a world without bees could struggle to sustain the global human population of 7 billion. The worlds supermarkets would have half of the stock of fruits and vegetables.

Mrs Brown has taken it upon herself, in an increasingly more polluted world to do her bit in helping the bees pollinate. The reason for this is that in her opinion "we need to do more to help the Bees. They are so important to the way they live, and people don't realise that we need to do more to help these wonderful creatures". This is one example of people doing more for the things that make the world the way it is.