Why honeybees need protection
Honeybees flitting from flower to flower is one of the first signs that warm weather has arrived. Honeybees are a welcome presence in the garden, pollenating plants and contributing to local honey supplies.
Despite their importance in the ecosystem, honeybees are in grave danger. Beekeepers indicate hive deaths have been on the rise, gravely affecting the honeybee population. Honeybees pollinate many fruit trees, nut plants and vegetables, playing a crucial role for many nations’ food industries.
There are many things that regular citizens and homeowners can do to protect honeybees this summer. Here are a few tips to help the honeybee survive. pesticides to home gardens. Be especially cautious when applying pesticides when bees are likely to be flying. If you must apply pesticides, do so only after dusk.
the growing season. Rather than planting everything at once, stagger planting for flowers and other plants that have blooms. This gives bees plenty of pollen sources throughout early summer and into fall.
A small garden feature or a rainwater collection is enough to provide bees with a drink when needed.
some sort of shelter. Dead trees and plants provide adequate shelter, so don’t be so tempted to pull out all of the undergrowth in the name of aesthetics. bees. Resources for planting a bee-friendly garden can be found by visiting http://www.panna. org/ sites/ default/ files/ BeeFriendlyGardening_PAN.pdf. it alone. It’s best not to disturb a hive and honeybee colony. If bees are located where they can become a nuisance, contact a local bee expert to see if the hive can be moved.
yourself. There are many different resources available to help you get started.
Bees are being threatened at an alarming rate. Educating yourself about what to do to protect honeybees can help to restore the valuable honeybee population.