Saving Bees

What’s all the buzz about bees?

Bottom line is we need them.  When I did a google search for ‘save the bees’ I got 2,950,000 results in 0.65 seconds.  There is a lot of initiatives out there about what is happening world-wide to help save them. You can go big – or you can local in your own yard.  Here’s just a few tips on what you can do –

plant  pollen and nectar producing trees, shrubs and flowers that are local and native to your area

be mindful not to use pest control sprays etc that are harmful to bees

buy locally produced honey to support a healthy bee population and ensure you get good, quality honey

buy other bee products

if you spot a bee swarm, do not panic – instead,  call a beekeeper to come and safely remove them and add them to their apiary.  While these swarms can be intimidating, swarming bees are actually at their most docile because they do not have a hive to defend and have filled their bellies with honey for the long journey to establish a new home site.

Back in August last year I wrote about various uses for honey, ranging from healing to eating.  And another about bee facts and figures.  They really are the most amazing little creatures.


© Raili Tanska

Steps for Peace
“As much as any creature on the planet, bees provide a win-win situation with their actions… I suppose we could all take a lesson from them.” 
― Jay Ebben, Painted Hives

19 thoughts on “Saving Bees

  1. Oh goodness Yes! bees are important. I have fruit trees that don’t fruit but I keep them for the early flowers. Bees need all the help they can get.

  2. When I was a little girl, we had a big lavender bush in the garden that used to attract loads of bumble bees…they were so intoxicated with the nectar they would let me stroke them! 😺💕🐝🐝🐝🐝

  3. We sure underestimate their significance, don’t we? Where Stef lived in Maryland they had a lot of those big furry bees. The kids were not at all afraid of them.

    1. They’re bumble bees aren’t they. We don’t get them here. We get tiny native bees in our garden. They have blue stripes and a much slimmer body.

      1. Yeah. Bumble bees. We get them here now and then. But mostly we just get honey bees (and lots of wasps and hornets which are mean as hell!)

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