Bees of all stripes to get help from Cheerios' mascot, Buzz

According to Honey Nut Cheerios, bee populations have been declining at an alarming rate in recent years with 42 percent of bee colonies in the US collapsing in 2015 alone.

Honey Nut Cheerios is also giving out free wildflower seeds so cereal lovers can grow their own home for bees and their pollinating pals to thrive.

There's a serious decline of bees within multiple species, and many fear that an extinction of the food supplying insects could be near. The company also has their mascot "missing" from the website. Bees and other pollinators are endangered and if something isn't done about it, Buzz will be gone forever.




And in an effort to cultivate bee populations, Cheerios has partnered with Veseys Seeds to offer free packets of wildflower seeds.

Because if you like to eat, you depend on pollinators, such as bees, to keep food crops going. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, almost half of the US bee colonies suddenly lost their worker bee populations and "collapsed", or died off, in 2015. The site put out a few important points as to why we need bees as much as they need us.

But bee colonies are collapsing around the world as parasites, pesticides and habitat loss take a deadly toll. Among the many foods that require bees are apples, mangos, peaches, strawberries, carrots, tomatoes, and grapes.

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