Bees are Crucial to Our World: Here’s How We Can Help Them
Bees produce delicious honey, and we love it! But these amazing little creatures do a lot more than just produce liquid gold. Most of our food supply relies on bees. It is estimated that at least one-third of our food is pollinated by bees. It goes without saying that bees are crucial to our survival as well as our environment. This is the reason Carl Hampson from Hampson Honey initially took an interest in beekeeping.
Unfortunately, bees are in serious trouble. Due to modern agricultural practices, urbanisation, and overuse of pesticides and herbicides, their habitat and food sources are being destroyed. The result? Bees are more vulnerable to disease. The bee population is in fast decline—a serious threat to our entire ecosystem.
It is vital that we focus our efforts to help save the bees and do whatever we can to ensure their numbers start rising again.
We need the bees, and the bees need us!
Here’s How You Can Help Bees
How can we help? Here are several easy tips that we can all do to help bees.
- Plant bee-friendly plants in your garden. Bees love lavender, sage, thyme, basil, rosemary and other flowers.
- Don’t cut down trees, especially eucalyptus trees and other flowering natives.
- If you find a wild hive or a swarm in your yard, don’t poison them. Contact a beekeeper to safely remove these from your property.
- Avoid using chemicals like herbicides in your garden.
- Allow wildflowers like clover to grow.
- Buy Australian honey and support Australian beekeepers.
- Place stones in bird baths to avoid bees drowning.
- Educate and spread the word to others.
By helping bees, you can play your part in helping humanity and the environment. Remember you are never too small to make a difference. Bees are a perfect example of this.
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