If you look outside right now you’ll see, probably some houses and a couple of trees. Right now, we’re going to zoom in on the trees; the trees and the scattered flowers. These trees and flowers are in danger of not being able to reproduce. Because of pesticides, loss of habitat, and climate change bees are in danger. Pesticides affect bees because Pesticides are made of harmful chemicals that will kill bees. Loss of habitat can harm bees because when rural land is cleared for buildings, the bees won’t have a place to live. Climate change affects bees because bees are not used to warm temperatures and won’t migrate.
Here are some things you can do to help our sweet little friends to not go extinct.
Plant the right things, Crocus, hyacinth, borage, calendula, and wild lilac provide enticing spring blooms in a bee garden. Bees feast on bee balm, cosmos, echinacea, snapdragons foxglove, and hosta in the summer. – For fall, zinnias, sedum, asters. Bees are steadily losing ground in our modern world.
Let some weeds grow like, ground ivy, clover and daisies in the lawn. These are the preferred food plants of many precious pollinators. Bees feed on the nectar and pollen.
Don’t use pesticides and chemicals to treat your lawn.
Buy local raw honey and beeswax.
Leave out water for thirsty bees. A shallow bird bath with some corks and stones are great for bees to take a drink in. Just leaving the water outside will slowly and steadily help our sweet little friends.