It's no surprise that bees are experiencing a hard time. But you don't have to become a beekeeper to contribute to the saviour of all things bee. Small, everyday actions already have a big impact for the bees.
It's no surprise that bees are experiencing a hard time. But you don't have to become a beekeeper to contribute to the saviour of all things bee. Small, everyday actions already have a big impact for the bees. Becoming a "bee friend" certainly provides sufficient support to help these insects and other insects too...
Plant as many flowers, plants and trees as possible. Doesn't matter whetheryou have a small garden or a terrace: a few flowers can make a big difference for the smallest bees among us.
Let the bees 'bee'
We prefer not to have bees or other insects in our house. Do not immediately grab the fly swatter or spray can, but let the bees do their thing. Open a window and calmly lead them outside. The bees are very important to us.
Not all bees live in colonies with beekeepers. There are also many solitary bees. These pollinators are of course no less important than the other insects. By hanging insect hotels, you ensure that these bees and bumblebees can reproduce more easily.
You can also create a nesting place for bumblebees yourself. Putting a flower pot upside down in the ground with some dried grass or moss is all it takes! Make sure that it is covered by a roof tile against the rain.
Also buy your insect hotels at Nectarist.
Eat organic products
One of the biggest enemies of bees are pesticides. Make sure you don't use any of these products in your own vegetable garden. Choose organic products in the store instead. These products also support sustainable and natural agriculture so it is healthier for your own health and that of the bees.
The bees ensure that we can all enjoy delicious vegetables, fruit and various bee products. It is only a small effort to treat the bees in a proper way!