How To Help Save the Bees
You don't even need to get stung to make a difference.
Honeybees are important to the health of crops and global food security. They contribute to the productivity of many crops and can provide additional income for farmers. Bees are also known to pollinate various crops. These little insects are important to the food crops we rely on and are in danger of disappearing unless we can support them.
In 2019 I dropped everything and founded an environmental non-profit to help rejuvenate dwindling bee colonies after natural disasters. So, I tend to write a lot of bee content on other platforms.
One thing I know to be true is that by telling people about bees and how to help them, you can intrigue them enough to want to make a difference too. So, here are ten ways to help the bees:
1. Plant a Pollinator Garden
One of the biggest threats to bees is a lack of food sources. Creating a bee garden can help them build a home and find other nutritious sources.
2. Stop Using Pesticides
Synthetic pesticides and fertilizers can harm bees, which are sensitive to them. By switching to an eco-friendly lawn service or forgoing pesticides completely you will be making an excellent change!
3. Become a Supporter of the Bees
Share photos and information about bees with your friends. Did you see an interesting post on Instagram about weird bee facts? Share informative content via your stories to inspire others to help the bees.
4. Protect Pollinator Environments
Trees are great sources of nectar for bees. They provide thousands of blossoms to feed on. Trees are also great habitats for bees. When a tree blooms, it provides nectar to thousands of bees.
Have you ever seen a swarm of bees hanging from the branch of a tree? If so it is not them foraging for food, but finding a new home as they probably outgrew their previous hive. It’s definitely a sight to see!
5. Put Out Water for Bees
These bees love to collect nectar and drink from shallow bird baths. They use pebbles and stones to break the water’s surface so they don’t drown. Bees get thirsty just like we do, and the more time they spend searching for water, the less time they get to do fun bee things like making honey.
6. Provide Native Bee Houses
Most solitary bees are underground. They live in holes that are usually filled with hollow stems or trees. Creating a nest in your garden is a great way to protect them from predators while they’re building their nests.
7. Sponsor a Beehive
Keep honeybees, nurture native bees, or help gardens and schools around the U.S. grow food and strengthen local environments. Our Sponsor-a-Hive program creates safe havens for precious pollinators in underserved communities by supplying the tools, gear, and education needed to successfully home bees.
8. Teach Children About Bees
We help keep bees and other pollinators in good homes by providing tools, equipment, and education needed to properly care for them. Get kids excited about bees with fun and engaging activities that balance education and play time in one.
9. Create a Save the Bees Fundraiser
Host a fundraiser online on Facebook or Instagram and turn your followers into change-makers.
10. Support Beekeepers
You can show your support for local beekeepers at farmers’ markets by buying their products, which are made from scratch and contain only the finest ingredients. They also make great gifts and home products.
There are many ways to become a friend of bees, and it's a good reminder that this is one of those things where every little bit helps. If we each made small changes to help bees it would add up, making an amazing change.
About the Creator
Miami based entrepreneur turned environmental non-profit founder. Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree. Inc. Magazine columnist. Always learning.
Very well written. Keep up the good work!
Love bees, especially when it comes to honey and gardening. Keep up the great posts. Here is one for you if you have time. https://vocal.media/poets/run-of-the-river-army