This is a sponsored discussion composed by me on behalf of Beesponsible ® and Bee Consistency. The viewpoints and text are my own.
Conserving the bees is a HUGE subject nowadays, and it’s an incredibly essential one. I wish to do my part to get the word out about why honey bees require our aid, and what we can do as garden enthusiasts to conserve the bees.
Honey bees are essential pollinators, and bee population decrease is a really worrying problem. I can’t think of life without bees! Like I stated, I desire to do my part to spread out the word (and ideally you will too!).
When Beesponsible (an effort begun by Barkman Honey) reached out to me and asked me to compose about why honey bees require our assistance, and how we can conserve the bees, I stated heck yes!
1. HOW BEES AID THE ENVIRONMENT
I’m thinking that you currently comprehend why we require bees, however let’s discuss a couple of stats …
Honey bees are essential since they pollinate flowers and food crops. They play a crucial function in producing a lot of the veggies and fruits we consume every day.
Just how much of our food is pollinated by bees?
According to the Beesponsible site, 1/3 of our food production counts on pollination!
That’s a quite shocking number … however, bees are likewise a vital part of the environment as a whole. Honey bees pollinate numerous kinds of trees and plants that offer food and shelter for wildlife too.
Plus, they develop all that delicious honey– and who wishes to live without that? Not me!
WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE BEES?
2 of the greatest contributing aspects to honey bee population decrease are pesticide usage and loss of environment.
Honey bees rely totally on flowers for food, and native plants are among their primary sources of food.
As cities grow bigger, and suburbia continues to sprawl, a growing number of the honey bee’s natural environment is being removed away every day.
Plus, as our populations grow, it puts more pressure on farmers to stay up to date with food production. More farms likewise suggests less natural environment for the honey bees … and dangerous pesticide usage prevails practice in contemporary farming.
2. HONEY BEES REQUIRED OUR AID
There are lots of resources readily available to us if you’re questioning how to assist conserve the honey bees! This is where Beesponsible is available in!
Living Beesponsibly indicates assisting bees in lots of methods– apparent, subtle, little or huge.
And, as garden enthusiasts, we play a crucial function in assisting to conserve the bees. Together we can make a substantial effect!
3. HOW CAN WE ASSIST IN SAVING THE BEES?
There are a couple of extremely crucial things that every one people can begin doing today to assist the bees.
Avoid the pesticides: Pesticides are among the greatest factors for bee decrease, so it’s incredibly crucial not to utilize any in your garden. Even natural pesticides can eliminate bees, so never ever do any broad application of any kind of pesticides.
Be sure you understand the pest you are battling initially if you need to utilize something to fight a bug issue that’s out of control. Select a natural pesticide that does not have any recurring result, and utilize it to target the bug bugs just. Oftentimes, hand-picking is the very best service to eliminate bug bugs. No pesticides needed!
Grow your own food: The more food you grow in your own garden, the less you depend on farming and business food production. Plus, growing your own natural food is much healthier for you and your household!
Include bee-friendly plants into your garden: Yes, this is me providing you approval to shop for brand-new plants! When you’re out shopping, look for flowers that draw in honey bees. Just include them into your existing flower gardens, or utilize them to develop a border around your veggie garden that bees will flock to.
4. HOW TO DEVELOP A BEE-FRIENDLY GARDEN
When producing a bee-friendly garden is what you will plant, the very first thing to believe about. Flowers are a no-brainer here naturally, however bees aren’t brought in to all kinds of flowers.
It’s crucial to plant the ideal kinds of flowers. The ones that will draw bees to them like magnets.
Selecting the best plants for your bee garden seems like it would be frustrating, however it’s in fact truly simple.
A sure method to draw in bees to your garden is to plant flowers that are belonging to your location.
Lots of garden centers make this truly simple for us, and they group native plants together for simple selecting.
If you choose growing veggies, and you’re not thinking about producing a flower garden, you ought to still plant bee-friendly flowers.
Flowers draw in pollinators like honey bees, and other helpful bugs to your garden. The more excellent garden bugs you draw in to your veggie garden, the healthier it will be, and the more food it will produce.
5. BEE-FRIENDLY FLOWERS LIST
To assist get you began, I have actually assembled a list of 15 bee-friendly flowers that I grow in my garden here in Minnesota. Beesponsible has an excellent list of flowers that bring in bees by area to assist you select the best plants that will operate in your garden too.
- Bee balm plant
- Anise hyssop
- Purple grassy field clover
- Russian sage plant
- Purple coneflower
- Black-eyed Susan
- Wild lupine
- Wild geranium
- Feline mint
Honey bees require our assistance and, as garden enthusiasts, we can make a substantial effect in conserving them! By including plants that bees like, and producing a bee-friendly garden in your backyard, you will be providing the bees an environment with lots of food.
Understanding is the primary step in assisting the bees. Spread out the word about living Beesponsibly.
Inform your pals and next-door neighbors about why honey bees require our assistance, and how each people can make little modifications that will eventually make a BIG distinction.
Honey bees are crucial pollinators, and bee population decrease is an extremely worrying problem. I can’t picture life without bees! Include bee-friendly plants into your garden: Yes, this is me providing you approval to go shopping for brand-new plants! Look for flowers that draw in honey bees when you’re out shopping. Merely include them into your existing flower gardens, or utilize them to develop a border around your veggie garden that bees will flock to.