Saving Hungry Bees around the world? “Bee Saving Paper” might be the Solution 🎥
A Polish startup - as a means of saving dwindling bee populations - has come up with an ingenious way of turning one of the most commonly used substances into an energy drink for pollinators, the “Bee Saving Paper”.
Bees are attracted to the paper because it is patterned with dots of water-based UV paint, so that the insects, which can see in the ultraviolet spectrum read these as flowers. In urban environments where sources of pollen and nectar for bees are scarce, bees often end up dying of exhaustion in their search for food.
This biodegradable paper is packed full of energy-rich glucose that is nutritious and delicious for bees - and an added bonus, it is pesticide free! The paper is made by dissolving a special kind of sugar into water, making a paste similar to what beekeepers use to nourish their hives during winter. The startup’s website claims that only 0.5 kilograms of substance is needed to feed several thousand bees.
“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.” - Albert Einstein
What a great idea: Bee Saving Paper - an innovative, biodegradable material that works like an energy drink for bees to help them fly further. Ideas such as this may hold the key to the success of saving our bees.
Besides - the product can also be used for many purposes. The overall aim is to get manufacturers to begin using the paper for products such as tickets, receipts, cups, plates, bags and more.
It all started with the idea of one person in Poland and it may be very well “the one” to do great things in the world.
For more information about bees: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Be
Good News Network, June 2018 (viewed 17.07.2018)