Some consider them a nuisance, but bees are critically important. Our podcast, “Plan Bee,” explains how climate change and humans put bees at risk.

Bees are a vital part of our environment. Unfortunately, they are endangered, and most people don’t even realize it.

Few of us know what life without bees would mean. Nor do we necessarily understand the negative effects the extinction of bees would have on the global economy and our day-to-day lives, including what we eat.

Our podcast highlights a very important and and increasingly prominent issue. While this year it’s not as hot a topic as COVID-19, climate change or the war in Ukraine, the future of bees is a critical problem.

We discuss how the bees are being affected, what would happen if bees were extinct and what we can do to help avoid that.

We hope Plan Bee marks the first steps in spreading awareness of the problem and taking action to save the bees.

Three questions to consider:

  1. What role do bees play in our food supply?
  2. What are some of the threats to bees?
  3. What can you do to help save bees?
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Isabel Fontan Ireland is a student at the European School Brussels II. She is a citizen of Australia, Spain and the United Kingdom, and she has lived around the world. Her favorite subjects at school are Philosophy and Social Sciences. Outside of class, she enjoys music and art. She hopes to continue her international education and to work with more people around the world.


Oliver Sanchez de Leon Tuomi is a student at the European School Brussels II. He has Finnish and Spanish citizenship, and has lived most of his life in Belgium. His favorite subjects at school are Chemistry and Mathematics, and outside of class he enjoys video games, socializing with friends and chess. He hopes to continue studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

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