This is my first post on this blog so what better thing to discuss than the earths very own bees?
Most of us know how important bees are to our environment and most of us know that they are now endangered. For this article I have two tips to personally help our bees survive.
Tip #1: Nourishment
Bees frequently grow tired from carrying pollen back and forth and working all day and many may stop and sit on the floor to rest. This may be dangerous because of other humans walking around that may want to hurt them or might just not see them and accidentally step on them, or perhaps a hungry bird or another predator. The best way to help in this situation if you can is to move them out of the way of immediate traffic (off the sidewalk and to the grass perhaps) and give them a mixture of a little water and sugar to refuel their energy. Don’t worry, the bee doesn’t want to hurt you, they just want to get back to harvesting pollen for their honey!
Tip #2: Gardening
In order for bees to make honey, they need a LOT of pollen. And for that, they need a lot of flowers! You can do a great service to the bees, the environment, your house, and yourself by planting flowers that attract bees! But make sure that the plant hasn’t been treated with pesticides that may kill the bee or make it forget the scent of flowers (read more about it here & here)