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  • What can you do to help the bees?

    22 / Mar / 2022

    What can you do to help the bees?

    The first rays of sunshine of the year have paid off. Happy faces, budding flower buds and buzzing bees. In short: the perfect taste of spring.

    What can you do to help the bees?

    The first rays of sunshine of the year have paid off. Happy faces, budding flower buds and buzzing bees. In short: the perfect taste of spring.

    However, it is not all roses and moonshine for the bees at the moment. The early sun, combined with few blooming flowers, makes it very hard to find food. Fortunately, you, as a non-beekeeper, can give them a hand in finding food!

    Early bloomers

    Temperatures have been rising over the past few years. We could be satisfied with those climate changes (or not), but not everyone is attuned to it yet. Most flowers are not yet in bloom when the first sun of the year comes out, while the bees already start looking for food at 15°C. To make sure they find their nutritious food, you can plant early bloomers. Some early bloomers are: violets, primula, crocuses, willows, muscari, poppy,...

    Why is that so important? The first times bees start swarming around are mainly intended to collect nectar and pollen for the brood nest, and thus to expand the bee colony. And if there's one thing we adore, it's (more) bees!

    All critters

    Both honey bees as solitary bees and other insects could use your help. Urbanization makes it more difficult to find suitable nests and shelters. Did you know that 300 of the 350 bee species in our country are solitary bees? So, unlike the well-known honey bee, they live alone and do everything themselves. So why shouldn’t we give them the help they need?

    Why don’t you install a insect hotel in your garden? In this way, you offer them shelter and at the same time you help to maintain the ecosystem in a natural way. The best of all? You don't have to do anything for it, other than installing it! Discover our range of insect hotels here.

    Every bit helps:

    Do you have a large garden? Not mowing your lawn or mowing less can really help bees out.
    Don't want to let your garden go wild? Then sacrifice a piece of lawn to create a colorful flower meadow.
    Don't have a garden available? Then use your balcony to sow flower boxes packed with bee-friendly plants.
    Do you come across a silent bumblebee or bee in the cold weather? A drop of honey or sugar syrup will help them recover!
    Eat organic products as much as possible. They are not sprayed with insecticides that are harmful to the bees.

    What are you doing to help the bees? Drop it in a comment below!

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