You’ve probably seen the signs, ‘Save the Bees’. Over the last decade, bees and other important pollinators have become increasingly endangered. Not only are people using more pesticides on their plants, flowers, and in their gardens – but many households are actively spraying against pests – such as mosquitos or wasps. All of these chemicals cause stress in bees, causing many to die.
We Need Pollinators
Bees and other pollinators are incredibly important to our ecosystem. We should all be planting flowers and other plants that are favored by them to help increase their populations, as pollination is essential to the survival of all humankind. Bees carry the necessary pollen from plant to plant to help them produce seeds, fruit, and food. Without pollinators – life as we know it would be in danger.
Plants Favored by Pollinators
We all should do what we can to avoid the use of pesticides on our lawns and gardens, plant and provide water sources not only for our enjoyment but also for their survival. After all, their survival means our survival.
Plants favored by pollinators (and are downright enjoyable for us) include:
Shrubs and trees are also important ad include fruit trees and the below:
Providing a water source for our pollinator friends is also important. The other day I saw several dozen bees from my hives at our rear pond lapping up moisture from wet moss next to the waterfall. They also hover around the fountain on our patio.
Let’s do what we can, not only for our enjoyment but also for our pollinator friends’ survival.