"If the bees disappear, we'll all be stung"

Posted on August 19, 2016

Did you know that 1 out of every 3 bites of food we eat is made possible by pollinators like honey bees? We don't all have a backyard that looks like this so here are a few things you can do to give the bees a helping hand.

 

 

Bees are often getting the short end of the stick with climate change as their food (pollen from flowers) is often arriving too early or too late.

Here are a few ways to help them out:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support Local and Organic Farmers

 

Eating foods that are locally grown will help farmers maintain a range of crops giving the bees more pollen options that can help boost their health. 

 


Practice Organic Gardening

 

 

 

 

Give bees a helping hand by providing a safe environment

 

This Bee Feeder is designed to give bees a helping hand. Filling the feeder with sugar water provides a bee-lated snack when blooms are unavailable.

 

 

Mason bees are the Usain Bolt of pollinators - always winning gold at the pollinator olympics. The Bee House was created to mimic their preferred wood and offer them a protected space while the females gather pollen to add to the tubes, lay their eggs, seal them up with mud and repeat until full.

 

 

Bees drink a lot of water but need a safe place to land because drinking and flying is against bee law. Fill the Bee Waterer with glass beads (included) and add water to provide a safe haven.

 

 

 

All bee puns aside, protecting our pollinators is something everyone should get involved with.

 

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