Do you like living? Do you enjoy the sun? Do you wanna see your child’s first steps?? Then…. SAVE THE BEES. We the Beekeepers of Clark University offer these cheap and easy ways to save the bees.
1) Buy Organic- non-organic farmers use harmful products and pesticides the worst of which are Neonicotinoids.
2) Call your local policy makers to ask them to ban the use of Neonicotinoids because they poison bees and honey they produce.
3) Make sure you have flowers blooming in all three pollen collecting season.Blooming gardens in every season are ideal for the preservation of bees. Good plants to use include snapdragons, crocuses, goldenrod, asters and clover. (avoid red plants because the bees can not see it)
4) Buy a solitary bee home. Solitary bees are responsible for pollinating a vast majority of the plants in America, much more so than honey bees. Solitary bees are experiencing higher levels of endangerment compared to honey bees. Mason Bees, Leaf Cutter Bees and Bumblebees are all non-stinging solitary bees that could potentially occupy these homes.
5) Put a small basin of water outside your home with landing spots, such as rocks, for the thirsty bees to drink from.
6) Support your local beekeepers by buying local and raw honey. Grocery store bottles are often illegally adulterated with foreign substances. To learn more watch episode 1 of Rotten on Netflix.
7) Avoid mowing your lawns because weeds are beneficial to the health of the bees.
8) Consensually hug a beekeeper today
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(Translation = HAPPY EARTH DAY FROM THE BEEKEEPERS OF CLARK UNIVERSITY!)