Ways We Can Save the Bees
Hi friends! I wanted to chat today about why it’s important to be mindful of the bee population and what we can do to help reverse and further avoid their endangerment. From the 1990's, the bee population has decreased drastically. This is affecting us and will continue to affect us unless we make a change!
Without bees, we wouldn't have the luxury of such variety at the grocery store. Prices of food would go up and the options would go waaay down. When I learned that we wouldn't have coffee if we didn't have bees, I KNEW I needed to take action.
Insecticides, pesticides, herbicides, GMOs, etc- all the chemicals that are going into our food- are the biggest contributors to the decline in bees. Habitat destruction and a climate change are other things that are believed to be causes. Although those may seem like things out of our reach, the good news is, there's actually a lot we can do to help save the bee population and I am going to share with you a few ways!
Eat organic and local
Don't support the industry that is filling their crops with GMOs and pesticides. I could write a mile long blog post as to why this is important, and I probably will, but in the meantime check out this video. If possible, choose to support local organic farmers instead of big name corporations at the grocery store. We'll talk more about this in another post :)
Plant bee friendly flowers and herbs!
Lavender, sage, cilantro, thyme, geraniums, buttercups, sunflowers, heliotropes, and yarrow, just to name a few, are great for bees. If at all possible chose organic plants and seeds.
Keep your yard and garden organic
Stay away from lawn chemicals, toxic fertilizer, pesticides, etc. There are many DIY natural weed killers and fertilizer for your garden that are bee safe if you feel you are unable to go without. Like I said above, use organic seeds and organically grown plants in your garden.
Create a watering station
Something so simple and easy could make a huge difference. All you need are some marbles, a pan and water to set up a watering station in your backyard so bees can stay hydrated and full of energy. If you're interested, Pinterest has some great DIY watering station ideas.
Educate yourself and those around you
Learn what you can do to help and let others know so they can do the same! Nothing is too small to make a difference.
Well, I'm off to save the bees. Until next time, darlings!