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