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5 Ways to Save the Bees

1. Plant a Bee Garden


One of the largest threats to bees is a lack of safe habitat where they can find a variety of nutritious food sources. By planting a bee garden, or plants you can create a safe haven for bees with pollen- and nectar-rich flowers by planting a range of shapes, sizes, colors, and bloom times. You don’t need a ton of space to grow bee-friendly plants — gardens can be established across yards and in window boxes, flower pots, and mixed into vegetable gardens. Save the Bee Project is here to help you get started.

3. Provide Trees for the Bees

Farmer Holding Fruit

When a tree blooms, it provides hundreds — if not thousands — of blossoms to feed from. Trees are not only a great food source for bees, but also an essential habitat. Tree leaves and resin provide nesting material for bees, while natural wood cavities make excellent shelters. Native trees such as maples, redbuds, and black cherry all attract and support bees. You can help bolster bee food sources and habitat by caring for and planting trees.

5. Support Local Beekeepers

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Local beekeepers work hard to nurture their bees and the local community. The easiest way to show your appreciation is to buy locally-made honey and beeswax products. Many beekeepers use products from their hives to create soaps, lotions, and beeswax candles. Plus, local honey is not only delicious — it is made from local flora and may help with seasonal allergies! Know your beekeeper!

2. Go Chemical-Free for the Bees

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Regardless of which vegetable & flowers you plant, avoid using pesticides. Synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, and neonicotinoids are harmful to bees, wreaking havoc on their sensitive systems. A garden can thrive without these harmful chemicals 

4. Provide water for the Bees

Water Filter Maintenance

Bees work up quite a thirst foraging and collecting nectar. Fill a shallow bowl with clean water, and arrange pebbles and stones inside so that they break the water’s surface. Bees will land on the stones and pebbles to take a long, refreshing drink.

Pack of Wildflower seeds

Wildflower Honey

Bee Seed Mix Packet

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