Bee week is technically over but there was one last post I wanted to squeeze in while we were thinking and appreciating our busy little friends.
What can you do for the bees, and what can the bees do for you?
There’s some really simple steps we can take in our everyday lives to aid the work of the bees.
- You love your spring blooms brightening the garden and so do the bees. A garden or planter full of flowers helps the bees with their foraging ~ good varieties include lavender [pictured above ~ always see the bees buzzing around the purple flowers], lilacs, sunflowers, vegetable and herbs, sunflowers and poppies.
- At the same time, keep that garden chemical-free. Pesticides and chemicals can leach into pollen.
- It’s hard but let the lawn live a little with the weeds ~ bees love clover and dandelions.
- Yep, bees get thirsty, too. A simple shallow container of water or a few stones in the bird bath for them to crawl on will be much appreciated.
- It’s like anything ~ the closer to the farm gate, the better the product. And the same goes for honey. Try and buy local, raw honey which is not treated by chemicals. You support a local producer and it’s better for you.
And there’s a few lessons to learn from the striped army that would certainly help the world go around.
- Work as a team
- Mind your own beeswax
- Stop and smell the flowers.
- Stay close to your honey
- And just bee yourself.
You can read all the bee week posts right here. I hope you’ve enjoyed this little flight of fancy into their buzzy world!