When you think of bees, you may think of them as little honey making machines, but they are much more. The little guys are vital for pollination, and without them there wouldn’t nearly be as many plants and flowers. This of course applies to our gardens and veggie patches. Honeylove.org states that:
- Bees pollinate 80% of the world’s plants including 90 different food crops.
- 1 out of every 3 or 4 bites of food you eat is thanks to bees.
Amazing, right? It is totally worth helping the little guys out, and helping your own garden in the process.
Here are tips to attract more bees to your garden:
- Allow a wild area in your garden. By that, I mean, if you have space, allow an area to grow wild with flowers and plants.
- Some of the best plants to attract bees are lavender, rosemary, hawthorn, ox-eye daisies etc.
- Make or buy a bee hotel and hang it in an area of wild flowers or near to your bee attracting flowers.
- If you have a veggie patch, plant some flowering crops such as tomatoes, potatoes, and strawberries.
- Bees do get dehydrated, so provide some drinks stations by dotting around some really shallow dishes of water- Bottle tops or teaspoons are great for this as you don’t want the bees to drown.
- Keep away from the pesticides. Research some natural means to protecting your plants and crops.
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