I have about thirty beehives in and around Brussels and try to practice a very natural way of beekeeping. In Europe, over 80 % of crops and most wild plants depend on pollinators. Without bees our diet would be far more limited. Unfortunately one wild bee species in ten is threatened today and the number of wild flowers around the globe has fallen by 70% since the 1980s. Plants and bees have co-evolved over 100 million years. In barely a century, we humans have drastically changed their environment.