World Bee Day

Happy World Bee Day!

Studies and records have shown evidence that the Earth's bee populations are declining rapidly due to factors such as climate change, loss of habitat and pesticides. This is why World Bee Day was founded, to educate the population about the importance of bees and how we can help preserve them for future generations.

You can get involved at home by planting flowers that attract bees and other pollinators such as bee palm, California poppies and pansies. Also, you could create safe habitats for bees, such as using empty plastic bottles and filling them with bamboo sticks, and then hang these from trees.

We all know that pests can be very frustrating when they munch on our plants, however try to avoid using harmful pesticides and switch to deterrent methods such as companion plants. If you do need to use pesticides, try to do so in the morning or late evening, this limits the chance of bees being exposed too much.

On the farm our young people have recently made their own seed bombs and launched them at the top of the farm. When it rains the bomb will release the seeds, which will work their way into the softened soil, and in a few months should bloom into some beautiful wild flowers which the bees will love!