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5 Easy Things You Can Do For Earth Day 2019

Monday, February 29, 2016

5 Easy Things You Can Do for Earth Day 2019 - Protect The Bees

Earth Day 2019 – Protect Our Species

There are 5 easy things you can do for Earth Day 2019. While it may seem that climate change and saving the planet are overwhelming, you can contribute in a small but meaningful way.

The theme this year is “Protecting our Species.” This means protecting humans, too, but it starts with examining our own behavior.  Nature as Neighbors has long been a supporter of protecting the environment and creatures that are affected by us.

A crucial component of natural plant and tree cultivation is pollination – fertilization spread by bees, butterflies, even hummingbirds.  Today, we are finding this is more important than ever, so we are sending out seed packets to help in this cause.  Let us know if you’d like a free sample.

A few years back, we set up a “Bee and Bee” and immediately started seeing the mason bee pollinators emerge. Even after harsh winters, they return every spring. And they are here again! Bees are true survivors when they have our support.

There are many variations of honey and bumblebees out there to see. Our biggest concern is they may be threatened due to overuse of pesticides and destruction of their natural habitat.

Here are 5 Easy Things You Can Do for Earth Day 2019 to help preserve bees in your environment:

  1. Reduce or eliminate pesticides used on foraging plants
  2. Plant a bee-friendly pollinator garden in your yard
  3. Register your area with S.H.A.R.E.
    (Simply Have Areas Reserved for the Environment)
  4. Check out the many bee-friendly devices you can hang in your yard
  5. Support your local beekeeper – buy local organic honey

Also, check out this Illustrated Guide To a Pollinator-Friendly Garden by another bee-friendly author Chris McLaughlin.

If you’d like to learn more about our Save The Bees campaign, give us a call.  We’d love to hear what you’re doing to help preserve our little earth-friendly friends.