7 WAYS TO HELP BEES FOR HUMANITY
1- Say NO to pesticides
Not only bees but all fauna and flora suffer from the use of pesticides and phytosanitary products. These products also endanger our health and our lives. Use natural alternatives, they are less harmful and can restore soil nutrients.
2- Create a garden with bee friendly plants and flowers
Plant different varieties of plants and flowers in your garden, or your balconies and terraces if you don’t have enough space, bees will be grateful. Meliferplants are the best because they are rich in pollen, protein and nectar. The presence of trees is also indispensable since they constitute a favorable habitat for bees and provide them with hundreds of blossoms to feed from.
Ideal plants to sow:
- Thyme, verbena, oregano, sage, hawthorn, mint, lavender, lilac, rosemary, dahlia, poppies, malus, blackthorn, honeysuckle and fuchsia.
Reserve a wild space in a corner of your garden; it will quickly become the favorite area for bees and other insects. Make sure you’ll have blooms for bees year round.
3- Create a Bee bath
Installing a water point allows bees to drink during the warm days of summer and also dilute the honey to feed the larvae. Put a shallow basin of water covered with little stones, so bees won’t drown.
4- Adopt a Hive
Why not install a honeybee hive in your garden? You can make it yourself or buy it from the store. If you are not interested in becoming a beekeeper, by installing this hive you will save bees while providing them a place to live especially during the winter. Don’t panic, these bees don’t sting if they aren’t attacked.
5- Buy local honey
The consumption of honey indirectly helps beekeepers and encourages them to raise more bees and install more hives to produce more honey. You have just to choose your honey carefully and to check its origin.
6- Eat locally grown and organic products
Supporting sustainable, organic and diversified agriculture is one of the most effective ways to help bees. By eating these products we contribute to the preservation of the species.
7- Talk about bees
Inform your entourage of the need to preserve bees and pollinating insects. Educate and sensitize your relatives and your children about the important role that bees play in the agricultural and economic sectors as well as in the preservation of biodiversity.
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