5 Things You Can Do On Earth Day 2019 - For the Love of Bees

Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors

The theme of Earth Day 2019 is protecting our species by examining our behavior.  Nature as Neighbors has long been a supporter of protecting the environment and creatures that are affected by us.

A crucial component of natural plant and tree cultivation is pollination - fertilization spread by bees, butterflies, even hummingbirds.  Today, we are finding this is more important than ever, so we are sending out seed packets to help in this cause.  Let us know if you'd like a free sample.

A few years back, we set up a "Bee and Bee" and immediately started seeing the pollinators emerge.  Even after harsh winters, they return every spring, and are here again! They are true survivors when they have our support. 

There are many variations of honey and bumblebees out there to see. Our biggest concern is they may be threatened due to overuse of pesticides and destruction of their natural habitat.

Here are 5 things you can do to help preserve bees in your environment:

  1. Reduce or eliminate pesticides used on foraging plants
  2. Plant a bee-friendly pollinator garden in your yard
  3. Register your area with S.H.A.R.E.
    (Simply Have Areas Reserved for the Environment)
  4. Check out the many bee-friendly devices you can hang in your yard
  5. Support your local beekeeper - buy local organic honey


Also, check out this Illustrated Guide To a Pollinator-Friendly Garden by another bee-friendly author Chris McLaughlin.

If you'd like to learn more about our Save The Bees campaign, give us a call.  We'd love to hear what you're doing to help preserve our little earth-friendly friends.


Here's a quick little video in honor of  Earth Day 2019 - For the Love of Honey Bees.



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ViewHomes™ grew out of our passion for nature, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful environments. Starting together in an urban environment, over the years we've gravitated towards areas with smaller populations and less density. We now enjoy our lifestyle in a rural environment, but with close proximity to metropolitan areas where we appreciate all the amenities of fine restaurants, shopping, and an easy drive to an international airport.
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, love the video. I don't have a bee friendly garden but I certainly support a local beekeeper that has delicious organic honey. 

Apr 22, 2019 09:42 AM #1
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


There is plenty of bee support in our neck of the woods, and we definitely encourage them in our patch...All the avocado tree ranches are in bloom around our area, and the majority have bee hives...Loved the video, of course.  A

Apr 22, 2019 09:52 AM #2
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning,  Debb and Bernie - an excellent "bee" savvy - "bee"aware" post. Definitely an "A" performance on any report card.

Apr 22, 2019 09:56 AM #3
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

We plant a lot of flowers for all sorts of butterflies and birds

Apr 22, 2019 10:17 AM #4
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Debb and Bernie - I love the Bees and I do my part by supporting the local bee keepers.  I have some local honey now.

Apr 22, 2019 10:25 AM #5
marti garaughty
garaughty.com - Montreal, QC
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Apr 22, 2019 10:37 AM #6
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Debb... can't say I've ever given this any thought, but it's a great idea. Then again, I have a 3500 square foot house with two car garage sitting on less than .15 acres. All I ever cared about was enough room for the dogs to go out. Say gardening to me and I break out in hives! 

Apr 22, 2019 11:25 AM #7
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - great post of Earth Day!

I have a Salvia bush close to my patio that bumblebees just love.  They come back every year as long as I can remember. They don't bother me and I don't bother them. I don't use any harmful pesticides because I have a little one running around in the yard!

Apr 22, 2019 11:29 AM #8
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - Bees are vital to people, plants, and the earth. I hope everyone understands how important it is to not use pesticides for any type of food source. 

Apr 22, 2019 11:57 AM #9
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD I love it - a "Bee and Bee'! Great ideas. We're fortunate to have a lot of flowering plants and shrubs so we have a very own 'bee and bee' - especially now through the fall.

Apr 22, 2019 01:07 PM #10
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

I had lots of bee friendly plants in my garden. Loved your video and the one Ron and Alexandra did. Happy Earth day

Apr 22, 2019 02:08 PM #11
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

The only thing that I don't like about bees is getting stung, but then again, I have never been stung by a bee, haha.  I have been stung by a yellow jacket, that was not pleasant, haha.

Apr 23, 2019 06:53 AM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Debb and Bernie- We are considering some plants so this falls at a good time for us!!! I suppose if we can have a peacock friendly habitat in Delray, the least I can do is help the bees. 

Apr 23, 2019 12:08 PM #13
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