Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Save The Bees!


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. 

C xxx

7 comments:

  1. Working on our garden is something we've been putting off for a long time. When we do finally get around to it we're going to make sure we include lots of bee friendly flowers. This is so so lovely, <3

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    1. That's so thoughtful of you Jennie! I loved the little bee house that you showed on your blog too, I thought it was adorable! <3 xxx

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  2. Bees do scare me a little but they are so magical and vital so we need to protect them! I love these tips. :)

    Tara x

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    1. I'm scared of wasps! They really freak me out! I'm really glad you like the tips! :) <3 xxx

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  3. Lovely post Carly, this is such an important topic! I'll admit I'm scared if they get too close haha but we have loads of lavender plants in our garden so I'm glad to learn we're helping them out a little x

    Josie’s Journal

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    1. Thank you Josie! Aaw, yes I totally get that, it can be a little frightening and I'm scared of mean wasps! That's so great, I bet they love to visit your garden! :) xxx

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  4. Such a cute post even though bees make me run a mile screaming I know they are just little bees going about their business!

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