Saturday, September 8, 2018

The Netherlands has solved the bee problem

Bees and hives around the world have been dying out at an alarming rate. But The Netherlands appears to have solved the problem. They eliminated certain pesticides, planted green roofs, spread native plants across public lands and are subsidizing others to do the same. They even drilled fist-sized holes in the sides of buildings for bats and bees to use as homes.

There are benefits to humans too. Zoku, a hotel, planted a rooftop garden to lure people away from their laptops.

“People will stay here hugging a pillow and say I don’t want to leave, I don’t want to go into town,” said Veerle Donders, Zoku's brand and concept manager. “They say it’s really nice to see the sunset and ease their mind from city life.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/bees-are-dying-alarming-rate-amsterdam-may-have-answer-n897856

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