Plant bee-friendly flowers and flowering herbs in your garden.
Learn what flowering plants and herbs attract bees. Also weeds can be a good thing because clover and dandelions provide a great source of pollen for bees
Don’t use chemicals and pesticides to treat your lawn and garden.
Especially do not apply pesticides and chemicals to your lawn while your plants are in bloom as the chemicals will get on to the pollen and nectar and then taken back to the hives.
Therefore endanger not only the bees but us when we consume their honey they have made for us
Don’t use chemicals and pesticides to remove bees.
It takes 500 trips to a flower to create 1 teaspoon of honey, therefore if bees can steal it from another honeycomb they will. If a colony is treated with an insecticide all the bees will die and the honeycomb becomes contaminated. This then becomes a seriously damaging situation when other bees steal the honey and fly it back to their colony, the bees will die when they eat it.If the bees robbing the honey are from beekeepers hives, the insecticide can be transferred into honey intended for human consumption.
Buy local, raw honey.
Do not buy honey from China as much of the honey is chemically contaminated. Try buy honey that is labelled ‘raw’ or ‘local’ but even then it is not certain if it contains chemicals. The best honey to buy is ‘untreated’. The healthiest honey is usually from a farmers market where you can actually meet the beekeeper and ask them about their honey producing methods.
Bees are thirsty
Place a shallow basin of water in your garden to attract bees. Place stones in the middle of the basin to help the bees to reach the water.
Become a beekeeper
What better way to help save the bees by creating your own hive that not only benefits the bees as a species creating a cosy environment for them but also benefits you with some sweet treats made in return.
Learn more about bees
Bees only sting to defend themselves when they feel threatened. Bees are very important to us.
The U.N. has reported that of the 100 crop species that provide 90 per cent of the world’s food, more than 70 per cent are pollinated by bees.