I'm sure you've all heard a little bit about the importance of protecting our native bee population and encouraging bees to thrive! Bees have lost much of their natural habitat in the past 60 years, but thankfully there are some easy things we can all do at home to help them.
1. You can try planting the right type of flowers in your garden, or if you don't have too much space you could pop some plant pots on your patio! Bees are particularly fond of lavender, tulips, honeysuckle and peony, as well as all sorts of native wildflowers.
2. Provide a fresh water source. Any shallow water source is suitable! You can try adding some small stones to a bird bath so that bees can easily land!
3. Do not use pesticides or other chemicals in your garden. I suppose this is an obvious one, but pesticides are toxic to bees and other pollinators. If you want to attract bees, make sure you're creating a safe environment for them!
I know this isn't a comprehensive list by any means, but it's a good starting point, and if you'd like to find out a little more you can visit the Friends of the Earth site which has a whole lot more information.