Do you like apples, strawberries and peaches? Perhaps you like carrots, cucumbers and broccoli? Or maybe coffee? Do you wear cotton? All these crops and many more could become rare if bees disappear.
What is your idea of a bee? Is it a cute little furry friend or a nasty little stinger? The time has come to love bees. This yellow flying savior is our best friend. If your kids are not allergic to them it could be a wonderful idea to attract them to your garden. If you do have a yard and you want to grow fruits and veggies, there is no better way than to attract this great pollinators. Learning about bees and how the food cycle works is a beautiful and enlightening experience for kids. There are more than 19,000 bee species in the world and most of the ones you could be attracting to your garden do not sting, although they need to be treated with respect.
Get to work with your kids and create a bee friendly zone in your garden. What will you need?
- A small sunny patch were you will let wild growth go wild!
- Avoid pesticides.
- Plant wild flowers like asters, goldenrod, sunflowers, or dandelions. Find which native plants will attract bees in your area. Plant flowering vegetables and fruits. Also, do not forget to plant flowers that will bloom at different times of the year.
- Create a shallow fresh water area, your bees will need a drink after a day of hard work!
Bees will provide you with great tasting and wonderful looking fruits and vegetables, and your kids will have a greater understanding of the beautiful cycle of life!
We love bees 😍😍😍