Want to help bees? (without exploiting them)
- Plant things that bees like
*Viper’s bugloss, Sunflowers, Delphinium, Clover, Lavender, Buttercup, Mint, Lilacs, California poppies, Dahlias, Goldenrods, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Rosemary and more.
- Buy local organic foods whenever possible and ask organic farmers to stop using pesticides.
- Let the weeds in your lawns stay (clover, dandelions and some wildflowers)
- Don’t use chemicals and pesticides on your lawn or garden.
- Help make “Bee roads”
- Put a small basin of water outside your house for thirsty bees.
- Here’s a petition you can sign*
- Be good to bees
- Spread the word, inform people.
During a bee’s lifetime, she will only make approximately one teaspoon of honey, which is essential to the hive for times when nectar is scarce, such as during winter. At times there may be an excess in the hive, but this amount is difficult to determine and large-scale beekeepers often remove all or most of it and replace it with a sugar or corn syrup substitute. Can you imagine someone removing all the fruit juice from your house and replacing it with fruit-flavored soda? It may still give you energy, but eventually it will probably make you sick. (x)