1. Plant a bee-friendly garden
The following plants are just a few of the bee-friendly plants that you can add to your garden:
2. Eliminate the use of pesticides
When bees feed on pollen and nectar that has been contaminated by pesticides, there is a chance of death, in addition to less foraging activity and a lower possibility of producing offspring. Eliminating the use of toxic pesticides will help the bees to flourish.
Here are a few natural pesticides that are not toxic to bees:
- Kaolin Clay
- Corn Gluten
- Diluted Neem Oil
If you are unable to completely eliminate the use of pesticides, remember to always spray pesticides in the evening when bees are less active. Avoid spraying during wet conditions as the dew can contain lingering toxins.
3. Buy Local
By purchasing from local organic farms, you are helping to support the bees and beekeepers in your area.