26 Sep '14, 12pm

Help save bees with a device on your keys

Help save bees with a device on your keys

Bees perform about 80 percent of all pollination worldwide, so colony collapse disorder — the mass of bee deaths linked to pesticides — is no small matter. But one man thinks we should treat this big problem on a much smaller scale. That's why Italian designer Hady Ghassabian created the Bee Saver, a key chain that holds a tiny bioplastic container of artificial nectar. When a person encounters a bee in need, they simply set the Bee Saver beside the insect and wait for it to take a sip. "Often I run into bees collapsed as if they were dead," Ghassabian told Fast Company . "I had read that many of these bees are not really dead, and with a bit of water and sugar they can be reinvigorated, but I did not give much thought to the issue until a trip to the park with my little brother when we found a bee on the ground. I gave some fruit juice to the bee and ... the bee began to ...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/help-sav...

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