Tiny but mighty – 80% of pollination worldwide comes from honeybees. The health of our food system and our own health relies on their survival. Climate change, habitat loss and the use of pesticides like neonicotinoids all impact the health of honey bees. It’s crucial we recognize our impact on the vitality of honeybees and their colonies. And that impact can be positive – with a little bit of help we can create bee-utiful spaces for pollinators to thrive.
So what can you do to help the bees?
- Vote for change with your shopping dollars and purchase products that are certified organic and non-GMO, which limits the amount of pesticides that pollinators are exposed to.
- Get to know your local bee farmers! We are so fortunate to have an abundance of local honey producers that you can get to know where your honey comes from right here at home. Our local favourite is Honey Bee Zen + Swan Valley honey in Creston where master Beekeepers Amanda + Jeff apply years of experience + a lot of love to caring for their bees.
- Plant a garden! A garden with a variety of flowers, fruits, vegetables + herbs provides a haven for honey bees and pollinators alike.
- Support local organizations like Bee Awareness Society in their conservation + education efforts.
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