Honey, I'm saving the bees!
You probably know by now that bees are little superheroes. They pollinate our Earth, fertilising crops so we can keep eating yummy fruits and seeds! But they're in danger. Loss of habitat, disease and pesticides are damaging the bee population globally, but we can all do our bit to help make the world a better place for bees, so that they can keep making the world a better place for us humans.
Here are 5 tips for making your home more bee-friendly.
Plant some bright flowers in your garden or window ledges
Bees have incredible ultraviolet colour vision, so guiding them to some beautiful bright coloured flowers can really help those little guys work out where to park their bums for some optimum pollen collection. White, yellow and blue flowers are the easiest for bees to see, so make your home into a bees favourite pollen spot and see them thrive.
Give your lawnmower a break
Keeping your grass a little longer can provide bees with a place to rest and get some shelter. Who doesn't want an excuse not to mow their lawn? If you're a fan of a manicured lawn, even just raising your blade a couple of centimetres can really help those little workers on their adventure to pollination.
Invest in a little water feature
Anything with running water is great for bees, who struggle to get enough water to fuel them. Other insects can contaminate stagnant water, so it's really important to keep the water running. How cute would it be seeing a little bee refuelling in your garden? You'll be the new place to bee!
Avoid using pesticides
We know the biggest pesticide culprits are big corporations, but we can all do our bit! Not using chemicals on our gardens can stop bees getting diseases, and can also be beneficial to our health too.
Support your local beekeeper
Most vegans avoid honey altogether, as it's an animal product. However, for those of you who are partial to honey, it's really great to support a local beekeeper to promote sustainable farming. It's also great to have local honey in your diet if you suffer with hay fever, as it can acclimatise your body to local pollen!
So, how will you make your life more pollinator-friendly? After all, bees are the bees knees!