Help Bees – As we all know by now, bees and other pollinators are important. Every other species on earth greatly rely on them to be able to survive. In recent years, massive decline of the bee population has been reported and now threatened with extinction. Because of this known fact, it has raised awareness and is attracting new beekeepers as well as the veteran beekeepers to manage and hopefully help in increasing the bee population.
Beekeeping requires a lot of work and research and is not at all times a hobby that is appealing to everyone. But, fret not, non-beekeepers can also help save wild bees and their population.
Wild Bees – Wild bees help supplement pollination to a number of different fruits and vegetables and other crops. These are strawberries and blueberries, apples, pears, summer vegetables, tomatoes. Peppers, squash and melons. Wild bees usually don’t have the need to attack and sting anyone if needed since they don’t have a colony to defend.
Help conserve nesting sites of bees such as forests, meadows, wetlands, or anywhere they can have access to flowers for nectar and pollen. You can do this yourself and you can also ask for help and work together with community groups.
Giving easy access of flowers to bees really help. Flowers with overlapping bloom cycles is preferable, making it a steady food source for the bees.
This is another important factor, most especially during the summer time. It can help provide water through having a well-maintained drainage ditches, ponds, maybe even provide a birdbath or a small clean puddle in your flower garden.
Pesticides can’t always be avoided because it is necessary for some plants. To help reduce pesticide exposure to bees, there are products that are bee-friendly or least harmful to pollinators. Another tip is to use pesticides during the evening when bees are not active or during the time when the plants are not in bloom yet.
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