Bees are an endangered species. For many years, the bad news has been spreading like wildfire. And the stakes are high: without bees acting as natural pollinators, one-third of our food supply could disappear. A growing number of documentaries and articles about the issue indicate that the countdown has begun. But is the onslaught of these crucial insects unavoidable? If banning pesticides worldwide is beyond any one person’s control, the Zurich-based startup Wildbiene + Partner gives each one of us the possibility to make a simple gesture for the survival of the bees. By setting up a mason bee nest on a balcony or in a garden, anyone can become a breeder and provide bees with a place to reproduce.
This story is part of the 2018 edition of Impact Journalism Day. #StoryOfChange