I am joining up with public school in my area to teach children about the Honey Bee, Native Bees and what we need to be planting for them so that they stay healthy. I will also be teaching about how very important all of our pollinators are to our food supply.
Everyone has heard that bees are having a hard time. My goal is to teach our children, from First Grade all the way through Junior High, about the importance of bees and what each of us can do to save them.
The three (3) things that have threatened the health of our bee population is lack of habitat, pests that the bees have to endure and pesticides that are killing them. Each person on this planet can do something about at least 2 of these things.
We can plant flowers and trees for the bees. Even if it is a pot of flowers on your deck or door step. The other thing is to be very careful about what we spray. There is a balance to nature and just because there is a bug eating a leaf on our plant, does not mean that we should kill it. Butterflies are bugs, bees are bugs and when we spray "insecticides" those sprays also kill our butterflies and bees.
I will also be sharing with the kids that they can have bees in their own school yard gardens. Native bees are bees that do not live in a colony and anyone can have them in their yard and garden.
If you are interested in how you can have bees in your yard without having a hive of bees visit this website and learn more about our native bees.