BEES are an essential part of our ecosystem. Don’t let their nasty sting put you off - they’re a friend of nature, and without them a lot of things we take for granted would look very different.

Parkdean Resorts has created shocking images that show what top UK beauty spots would look like in a world without bees.

Snowdonia is recognised for its breathtaking views and acres of stunning landscapes. Home to Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales, the Snowdonia National Park also boasts the largest natural lake in Wales. The hardy Welsh landscape allows for a variety of wildlife from mountain goats to otters.


However, in a world without bees the landscape would become desert-like, with darkened surroundings and the deep blue lake brown and uninviting. Usually bursting with plant life from wild heather to alpine meadow-grass, the landscape would be entirely unrecognisable.


Sadly, the bee species is in decline, on average the UK has lost 11 species of bee and hoverfly between 1980 and 2013, and therefore our stunning British countryside is at risk. If this decline continues it would have a devastating effect on not only our surroundings but our diets and well-being as we would lose popular supermarket items such as potatoes, and almonds.


In a world without bees, the magical Cairngorms landscape becomes derelict and bleak, and would almost certainly no longer be a well-known UK beauty spot. The wildlife and vegetation would become hugely at risk without our beloved bees to pollinate.

Nicky O’Malley, RSPB head of corporate partnerships, said: “Many of our bee species are declining globally. We can really help them by providing nectar-rich plants for them. Plants like crocus and hellebores provide a great source of food for those bees who emerge early in the colder months, while plants like borage and rosemary provide bees with food throughout the summer.

By making our gardens, balconies and window sills into bee-friendly spots, as well as beautiful places for us, we can really help these important pollinators.”