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