If You Learn Anything From This Street Artist Works It's The Vital Importance Of Bees
If You Learn Anything From This Street Artist Works It's The Vital Importance Of Bees
By Brandon Siewert / dose.com
Jun 14, 2015

When street artist Louis Masai Michel went on a trip to South Africa to paint endangered animals, he came back a man on a mission.

After discovering that bees, who are for all intents and purposes, are the foundation of our world's ecosystem, were becoming more and more threatened by colony collapse disorder and other biological problems, he decided to do something about it.

On his trip, he learned much about how vital bees are our ecosystems, and life for us as we know it.

 

Bee's pollenate plants, which in turn, serve as the food supply for many of the earth's animals. Animals, as one could infer, serve as our primary food source.

He also learned about bees' existence being threatened by a number of fundamental problems, many of which we serve as the cause of.

 

The largest of which, is colony collapse disorder, which is caused by over industrialization and deforestation.

 
 

Masai discovered that the health and preservation of bees was more important than many have been making it out to be.

 

To put it in simple terms, no bees means little or no plants. No plants means no food for much of the worlds land animals. No animals means no food and produce for humans. In short, no bees means no us.

 

So naturally, he decided to do something about it, by painting murals of bees all across London with the hashtag-tagline, "Save the Bees."

 
 
 
 

After gaining exposure through his site and other media outlets, his initiative quickly erupted.

 

News of #SavetheBees proliferated across Europe to places like Bristol, Croatia, and Devon, eventually reaching the states, in Miami, New York City, and New Orleans.

 

Masai and his fellow advocates' message is clear and simple...


News of #SavetheBees proliferated across Europe to places like Bristol, Croatia, and Devon, eventually reaching the states, in Miami, New York City, and New Orleans.

If we don't do something about saving bees now, it may well lead to the end of us too.

 

h/t Louis Masai

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