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JOIN IN TO SAVE OUR BEES AND BUMBLEBEES
Here are some important facts:
If the Bees and Bumblebees were to die out, we would lose a third of our diet!!!
Bees and Bumblebees are essential in pollinating our crops, flowers and wildflowers.
Without Bees, the cost of food will skyrocket and the choice of different types of foods will be considerably diminished.
Of the 25 remaining native species of Bee in the UK a number are already under serious threat. Bear in mind also that this figure is half the number to just fifty years ago.
This is what you, with the help of Enchanted Gardening Services, can do to help save our Bees and Bumblebees:
No 1. Plant the right plants. The ones that actually produce pollen. There are many new flowers and plants available which look very pretty, but do not offer any benefits for our Bees and Bumblebees as they do not produce any pollen. Also the shape of the flower is important. Narrow and long tunnelled flower heads are difficult for Bumblebees and Bees to access.
No 2. Reduce or stop the use of chemicals and pesticides. There are instances where we have to use pesticides, but we should look at alternatives first of all. Enchanted Gardening Services will assist and coach you in the correct use of pesticides in your garden.
No 3. Put up a Bee house or Bee shelter in your garden. This will help the wild Bees and Bumblebees to find a safe and secure place to breed and overwinter.
Some further websites to learn more about the Bees and Bumblebees:
This is a website created by Greenpeace but has many vital up to date facts. It also lets you sign up to a newsletter informing you on the status of Bees and other wildlife.
This is a website created by Friends of the Earth. Informing about the UK Bee situation. Donate: To the Bee Cause Update: I got my “Bee Cause” kit and the Bumblebee poster which is invaluable in discerning which Bumblebees are buzzing around in my garden.
Help ban the pesticides that are harming our bees
A website promoting plants and the environment
Try Twitter as there are many groups tweeting about Bees, Bumblebees, Moths, Butterflies and other insects and what one can do to support them. If you link up with me and look at the groups I am following you will find all these groups.
Were you aware of this?
That over 80% of the crops we eat are pollinated by bees and bumblebees.
That a bee colony will need to visit at least 2 million flowers to make 1 pound of honey.
The UK Beekeepers Association estimates that honey bees and Bumblebees could be gone from gardens by 2018 if nothing is done to halt their decline!!!!
That plants are more attractive to bees if planted in groups of 3 or more. As they are similar to butterflies are looking for the large blobs of colour in the landscape.
That flowers with visible pollen areas are those that all insects can visit and feed from. Therefore always read the label and look at the flower head. The flower may be pretty to look at, but is completely useless for the pollinators as they cannot get to the nectar.
That Albert Einstein estimated that the Humans would only survive for four years if bees and bumblebees disappeared.
That winter flowering plants like Mahonia, Fatsia, Helleborus, Sarcococca, Galanthus (Snowdrop) and Viburnum tinus provide a vital seasonal food source for several bee species, which are active in even cold weather.