If it weren’t for bees, many of the fruits and vegetables that stock our supermarket aisles would disappear.
In fact, bats, butterflies, and other insects pollinate one out of every three crops we eat. So for every third bite you take, be sure to thank a pollinator!
These tiny creatures are so important to our – and the entire world’s – food supply that farmers often truck in hundreds of thousands of bees to work their fields each year. Yet for reasons known and unknown, bees are vanishing from the planet. Scientists say global warming, habitat destruction and attacking mites are all to blame, but they are still trying to identify the main cause.
So we’re doing the best we can to save the places where bees live. McDonald’s, our partner for nearly two decades, is now helping us protect key bee habitat about the size of 18,000 football fields in South Africa and Mexico.
Why don’t you join us? Take our Bee Good to the Planet Pledge
to find out what you can do today. Our insect expert, Leeanne Alonso, has answers to common questions
you might have about bees.