Bees are an essential part of our ecosystem, and that’s why Parkdean Resorts have created shocking images to show what the top UK beauty spots would look like in a world without bees.
Sadly, the bee species is in decline, on average the UK has lost 11 species of bee and hoverfly between 1980 and 2013, and therefore our stunning British countryside is at risk. If this decline continues it would have a devastating effect on not only our surroundings but our diets and well-being as we would lose popular supermarket items such as potatoes, and almonds.
This year, World Bee Day took place on the 20th of May. It is vital to spread awareness and educate the world about the importance of bees and how the species can be saved.
This is what these UK staycation spots would look like in a world without bees:
Eden Project, Cornwall
The Eden Project in Cornwall is a popular UK tourist attraction, appealing to visitors from all over the world. The photo essay shows that the Eden Project would no longer exude the vibrancy that it is so famous for.
Snowdonia National Park, Wales
This famous Welsh National Park which is home to the highest mountain in England and Wales has become dark and desert-like in a world without bees. With a lack of pollinators, the once breath-taking landscape becomes gloomy and dismal.
Seven Sisters, East Sussex
These before and after images paint very different pictures. Once a popular walking destination has now become a no-go area. In a world without bees, Seven Sisters would lose the stunning green landscape and the once glistening water would become murky and uninviting.
Lake Windermere, Lake District
The Lake District is home to the longest natural lake in England, making it one of the UK’s most popular staycation spots. However, this image of what Windermere would look like in a world without bees paints a chilling post-apocalyptic scene.
Cairngorms National Park, Scotland
In a world without bees, the magical Cairngorms landscape becomes derelict and bleak, and would almost certainly no longer be a well-known UK beauty spot. The wildlife and vegetation would become hugely at risk without our beloved bees to pollinate.
Nicky O’Malley, head of corporate partnerships at the RSPB, said: “Many of our bee species are declining globally. We can really help them by providing nectar-rich plants for them. Plants like crocus and hellebores provide a great source of food for those bees who emerge early in the colder months, while plants like borage and rosemary provide bees with food throughout the summer.
By making our gardens, balconies and window sills into bee-friendly spots, as well as beautiful places for us, we can really help these important pollinators.”
For more information and tips on how to help save the bees please visit the website here.
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