Many of us simply don't know how much of an impact honey bees have on our lives, specifically the food we eat. They pollinate as much as 1/3 of everything we eat. Think about that!
If we didn't have bees, we wouldn't have fruit and vegetables, or even dairy products since cows eat grass.
The honey bee population has been dwindling over the years. Here are a few ways you can help save the bees:
- Plant bee-friendly plants, flowers, and food
- Avoid using chemicals in the garden
- Support local farms
- Buy local honey (not grocery stores - I'm talking farms and locals with bees!)
- Make a bee hotel for your yard (this looks fun and easy to do)