Why are we giving them away? It is the best way to raise awareness of the threats bees face.
About 16 percent of the world’s vertebrate pollinators “are being driven toward extinction by diverse pressures, many of them human-made, threatening millions of livelihoods and hundreds of billions of dollars worth of food supplies,” the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services said.
The number of invertebrate pollinators going extinct is upwards of 40 percent in some areas. And pollinated crops are the providers of the world’s fruit, vegetables, seeds, nuts and oils.