This Week's Challenge*
Did you know???
*All ‘challenges’ must be undertaken with the supervision and at the discretion of a responsible adult
75% of the world’s main food crops rely on animal pollination. Bees are key pollinators, along with wasps, ants, flies, butterflies, beetles and moths
Climate change is having an increasing impact on bees. 24% of Europe’s bumblebee species are now threatened with extinction.
A bees ‘buzzing’ is the sound of their wings beating at over 130 beats per second.
Animal pollination is worth £690 million per year to the UK economy.
In the UK we have 250 bee species, 25 bumblebee.
If you find a motionless bumblebee, it may not be dying or sick, but simply heating up its own body. When necessary a bee temporarily detaches its wings from its wing muscles, and then uses those ‘wing’ muscles to warm itself up rather than to fly.
If your parent or carer is happy for you to do so, you could email us a photo of your challenge (no children in photos please) or post on Instagram #warrior4climate