Nope, that’s not a typo in the headline. Bees are suffering. So much so that cereal giant General Mills Canada has altered the image on their Honey Nut Cheerios box. Gone is Buzz the bee mascot. The reason for the change is to illustrate the current lack of bees.
For many reasons, including pesticides, honey bee colonies started to disappear around 2006. General Mills launched the #bringbackthebees campaign in an effort to plant millions of wildflower seeds that will hopefully bring the honey bee population back.
If I was skeptical by nature I’d mention how important honey is to their product; that this is just a self-preservation tactic. But I’m not skeptical. In fact I think the whole #bringbackthebees is the bee’s knees. And I look forward to the return of Buzz.