A photo of Earth from spaceToday is Earth Day. Why not take part in Earth Day this year by helping the bees in your area? Here are three quick ways that you can support your local bee population:

  1. Plant a big flower garden with wild flowers. If you aren’t quite ready to start your own urban backyard beehive, then do your part by providing the bees with a nice big area where they can forage all season long. Big green lawns don’t offer much for bees, so don’t be afraid to dig up some of your lawn and plant more flowers.
  2. Buy organic. There are many foods that you can buy from organic farms which help bees by providing a safe, pesticide-free area to gather pollen and nectar. A lot of people are afraid to buy organic foods because of the price, so if budget is a concern for you, then start small by choosing foods that bees pollinate such as apples, pears and berries.
  3. Support your local beekeepers. Many local beekeepers sell their honey, wax and other products at local farmers’ markets. You can support these local beekeepers by purchasing their products. Ask questions and don’t be afraid to try new things. Liquid honey isn’t the only thing bees provide. 🙂

Happy Earth Day!