Bees are having a hard time staying alive. Humans and environmental changes have hurt the bees in many ways. It is time that humans step in and help our bees make a comeback. Without bees our plants suffer since they need bees for pollination. Bees work very hard to collect pollen from plant flowers and they spread the pollen from plant to plant as they work at collecting. This way for spreading pollen’s is very efficient. Humans can help the bees many ways.
Planting flowers that attract bees will help the bees have more places to go for pollen’s. Native flowering plants, bushes and trees that stay in bloom all spring, summer and fall are the best to attract insects that pollinate including bees. You can also place bee boxes in your gardens to help attract bees and therefore help them to survive and prosper. You can check your locale nursery and ask what kind of plants flower all season long.
Do not use or at least limit the use of chemicals and pesticides. Bees do not thrive with chemicals on plants in fact many bees die from exposure to chemicals that humans spray on gardens and plants. What is wrong with having a few weeds? Weed your gardens by hand instead of using harmful chemicals and it will make a big difference to help save the planet. This is something big you can do to save bees. It will also help save the rest of the environment and wildlife. Keep the dandelions in your yard and start a trend of actually liking the yellow flowers that pop up in the grass. They add color and are actually very pretty. The damage caused by the chemicals that are spread to kill dandelions far outweighs the benefits of the chemicals. Lakes, streams and other waterways will also benefit if we stop the use of chemicals. Sometimes the use of chemicals is important but only use them if it is important.
Bees are very important to our environment and they help keep our agriculture going strong and the crops healthy. Bees are an important pollinator that basically does not disturb humans unless provoked. Since 80 percent of the plants in the US are pollinated with pollinators we need to protect and help them to thrive. Bees are a large percent of the pollinators and if we do not do something now to help them survive we could lose them. If you would like to read more you can go to http://www.care2.com/causes/6-ways-to-celebrate-the-birds-and-the-bees-for-national-pollinator-week.html for more information.