Top 5 Ways To Help Save the Bees:
The gradual decline of bee populations is a growing concern around the globe. This concern has grown more apparent as the decline in bee populations has been steadily increasing over time.
Last summer’s reports showed that the bee population has declined by 40%. This is a worrying trend.
These winged creatures, even though they are tiny, play a vital role in the environment.
Without bees, most plants wouldn’t pollinate each other, leading to the death of entire species. These plants would be gone, leaving both animals and humans without vital food sources. These problems will only worsen as time goes by, eventually leading to a global food shortage.
Many people have started to search for ways they can help the species in crisis. There are many ways that people can do their bit to help the species in need.
Make a Bee Bath
A bee bath is not to be confused by deeper birdbaths. These are shallow dishes that have clean water. A bee bath is a shallow dish that provides water to the bees, so they don’t starve.
These are easy to make and don’t take up much space, so they work well in even the smallest yards. You will need a shallow dish, some rocks, and a pot for flowers (or any other base). Place the pot upside-down on a plate, and then fill the pot with the rocks. The rocks will serve as a perch to the bees so they don’t accidentally drown in the water.
All you have to do is add a little water to the dish. Your bees will then have plenty to drink when they thirst. Important to note that the water must be changed daily to prevent bacteria from growing on the surface and possibly making the bees sick.
Choose the Right Plants
Another thing you can do is ensure that your garden contains beneficial plants for bees. People often plant flowers for their beauty, but they don’t realize that bees prefer flowers with more pollen.
Marigolds, for example, are beautiful flowers that also provide a healthy supply of pollen. This is because their open tops make it easier for bees to get to the pollen. French Lilacs, however, offer bees very limited pollen. This is due to their double-topped nature that makes it difficult for bees to collect the pollen they need.
Many people don’t realize that pesticides purchased at the store can harm their garden and pollinators.
Many gardeners advocate using pesticides organically, even if they are only used for large infestations. However, even though many pesticides are organic, they can still be dangerous to bees. To ensure their safety, you must carefully review the ingredients list.
If you only have a handful of pests, you can skip pesticides and just pluck them or spray them with water.
Create a Bee Habitat
Many people don’t like the idea that there are so many bees in their backyard. They can sting you. However, some have found that it helps to keep the species safe and brightens up the garden.
You can make a bee habitat by using planks made of wood. Once they are hammered together, you will form a box that looks like a box without a top or bottom. After this, you can take small logs and drill holes in them. Then you can insert them one-on-one into the box you have created.
The bees will use these logs to nest, where they can reproduce and lay eggs in safety.
Support local beekeepers
Honey should only be purchased directly from the beekeeper if you can.
These large-name companies often use inhumane practices that result in the deaths of many bees. This is mainly because they care more about their bottom line than the health of the creatures.
This happens when companies try to stop the queen bee from leaving the nest to lay more eggs. In doing so, they will cut off her wings and prevent her from flying away.
Although buying directly from beekeepers may not be possible for people living in bigger cities, you can still help the environment by researching the company you are considering purchasing from.
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Building a bee bath? Awesome. I think I like this idea better. I’ve got a large garden so I can have like three or four set up in strategic places so that they don’t have to fly too far to reach any of them. The bees are very important to us as a whole, so the faster we strive to protect them, the better we all will be. We all need each other no doubt.