Bee extinction rates have been in a steep decline for years, due to our excessive use of pesticides in agriculture.
What are the direct and indirect effects of pesticides on our pollinating species? Find out ways we can contribute to saving the bee population in the link in our bio 🐝
Draw Happy Little Bees to Your Happy Little Garden
It’s true, your happy little garden will be even happier if you can draw more bees in its direction. And you’ll be happier, when you can sit back and watch the bees working, knowing you did your part to help them thrive. The truth is, we all sort of helped mess up a really good thing. Between GMO plants and over-stressing bees by trafficking them to and from large crops in need of pollination, bees are now at risk of collapsing not just a single hive, but many hives across the planet. Think of the good you could be doing by giving local bees a safe place to find nectar, pollen, water and space - all of which are critical for bees in keeping their hives healthy. Together, we can all make small changes for a big result.
Here is a list of ideas to help them out:
Build a hive. Nowadays, you don't need to be a crazy-obsessive bee expert to care for bees. There are all kinds of books and online sources to provide you with a step-by-step guide to beekeeping. Pinterest has tons of different hive plans, tips and tricks! Otherwise, look into the local chapter of beekeepers and see if any of them would be willing to care for a hive if you foot the bill, and provide the space. You can work out keeping a jar or two of liquid gold for the effort and the reward of knowing you did your part... Sweet!
Plant bee-friendly flowers. Planting flowers that bees love around your yard and garden (or even in that empty lot down the road), can provide more locations for bees to do their thing! Some especially bee-friendly flowers include: Clover, Chamomile, Thyme, Pennyroyal, Cosmos, Lavender, Chives, Crocus, and Primrose. Try to find and plant local, wild, and organic seeds since hybrid seeds are sterile and provide no real nutrition for the bees.
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Bees and bumblebees 🐝
(This is an easy diy home for bees and friends.)
➡️Bees (Bienen) 🐝
Bees live together in a big swarm with one queen who controlls the group. 👸
They are closely related to wasps and known for their role in pollination for the environment. .
All kinds of Bees are needed for our environment to grow and live. But sadly many bees die and go extinct.
To save bees can stop using pesticides in your garden and plant bee friendly flowers and plants.
. ➡️Bumblebees (Hummeln)🐝
Bumblebees are independent animals that live on their own. They need plants, or a spot in wood, or dead plants to place their eggs one at a time.
Bumblebees are (just like bees) important polinators that are going extinct.
To help you can stop using pesticides in your garden and plant bee friendly flowers and plants.
We've written often here on The Hills about our love for the British Bees, and what you can be doing this spring and summer to support them. I’ve always been a big fan of bees. These industrious little insects are my spirit creatures - always busy, always productive and always making things beautiful (they just happen to use pollen, whereas I favour textiles and ceramics!). rp | @wrekinhoney
Getting a super ready to go on a colony.
Spring is here! which means it's a great time to work on your garden and help the bee's! 🐝
We're supporting the @bumblebeeconservationtrust to help our little buzzing friends. 🐝 They have recently relaunched their Bee Kind educational system which helps you identify how to help the bee's in your garden. Link in the bio to find out more 😃
Day 3 of the AMERICAN HEMP book release and I’ve been talking for hours on end! From Coast to Coast AM to NPR to reporters for hemp advocacy websites like the Ministry of Hemp, I’m pumped to get the word out to as many people as possible! The only drawback to so much talking is that my throat is in need of a little TLC 😅 so I’m adding some of this yummy honey to my tea today to soothe my throat. The full-spectrum CBD includes all of the cannabinoids of the hemp plant, which is why I prefer it over isolated CBD products. (I go over the differences in the book.) I got this particular CBD product from STC CBD. I mention this because 1.) I’ve been asked in several interviews where to purchase CBD products & what to purchase. I feel a bit uncomfortable answering this because what works for me might not work as well for someone else, but my husband @spacedcowboy420 is involved with this company & will be opening a local CBD shop next month in Florissant called NorCo CBD (NorCo = North County) with these products and 2.) They have a special discount going on right now online -
✌️🇺🇸💚 . #american#hemp#cbd#honey#savethebees#cbdhealth#cbdhoney#cbdmovement#amreading#cannabiscommunity#cannabisculture#cannabis#sorethroat#bibliophile#currentlyreading#bookstagram#bookblogger#booklover#bookworm#reader#reading#nonfiction#bookrelease
A little of yesterday’s potting party 😉 Often you cannot plant right up to you home so you end up with a gravel pit right at your house .... and that’s where we come in! In the far corner we have a large “Low Bowl” with a shallow root system rhododendron, and astilbe. They will slowly grow and add a new element of floral and greenery to an ugly corner. Under the window we have placed three, odd numbers look best, “Double Rim” Pots with some beautiful new white hydrangeas specifically made for container life. They will eventually grow over the pot and the entire front will be a sea of hydrangea! In the meantime everything has annuals to fill them out for the summer. It’s was amazing to watch an already stunning home have it’s curb appeal go up with the addition of these pots and plants.
These pots are from @ceramicavancouver made in Italy, lightweight, and will be beautiful for years to come! If you need help planting up your pots drop me a line! ..
Beekeepers need your help! Last month’s Canterbury Beekeepers meeting was about the invasion of the Asian Hornet (Vespa Velutina) to the UK and the threat they pose to our bees (and other pollinators). If you see an Asian Hornet it is really important to take a photo and inform Asian Hornet Watch (you can download the app). Be on the lookout in your sheds and garages for their primary nests this time of year. If found DO NOT DISTURB NEST. Their sting can pierce straight through beekeeping suits, and they can also flick venom. Super lovely.
Identification: * dark/black body
* Yellow/orange on 4th segment of abdomen * yellow lower segments on legs
* black head with orange face
* dark wings
Please note these are just my illustrations, so for photos for identification please go to Asian Hornet Watch.
Save our bees! 🐝 This could end up affecting the entire ecosystem. Hand pollination in parts of China is now a thing.
This is a special time of year for us over here at Blue Zone Ohana Organics. 🌱 Not only is it 4/20 soon, but we also celebrate our beautiful Earth on 4/22, AND it is BZOO’s 1 year anniversary!
So, in honor of the above, we’d like to extend to you all 15% OFF any of our whole plant CBD oils and topicals. 🌱 Use code HEMPEARTH until 4/22 for your discount.
This last year has been filled with amazing growth, hard work, and gratitude. We continue to be honored to be part of our customers and clients healing process and journey. 🌱
Also, everyone, this 4/20 and Earth Day we ask you to DO something. Plant a tree or garden. Plant flowers that attract bees. Eliminate weed killer. Cut down on your plastics. Do some deep research on hemp and cannabis science and cannabinoid’s benefits for health and body, in both humans and pets, spread the word about BZOO and our bioindividualized care in helping you heal through cannabinoid therapy using our oils and topicals. Just DO something. Because every small effort means so much and makes a huge difference. 🌎