How To Create A Bee Friendly Garden

We are slowly reaching the summer season (at least here in Europe) and summer equals bees, flowers blooming and other incredible creatures appearing. My family is starting to prepare our garden for the summer season, planting vegetables, flowers and figuring out what we can do to help our little flying friends that are so important for our eco system.

Why should we create bee friendly gardens?
Because bees are incredibly important for our survival. Bees pollinate 80% of our plants including some of what we eat. We need to take responsibility for the way we are treating nature and the planet that is our home. And the fact is, the bee population is declining. 1/3 of bees have already died out. How exactly does this effect us? Well, we would not last more than 4 years on this planet if bees were to completely die out. We need bees in order to survive. 

Here are what you can do to help out: 

Plant (pollen and nectar rich) flowers to help the bees in their process to pollinate. Bees like bright and vibrant colors such as purple, violet, yellow and pink. Some of the most bee friendly flowers are lavender and sunflowers. It is also a great idea to plant vegetables in your garden as they are great pollinators as well. 

Do not use pesticides when creating a bee friendly garden. Pesticides does nothing other than pollute the soil, hurt the plants and the insects and kill what we need to keep a healthy garden. It is also a very, very good idea to stay away from other toxic sprays and synthetic chemicals. Not only do these poison the soil but they also poison the bees which is not our goal here.

Remember water. Bees need water to cool their nest so to help them, place a bowl or two of water in your garden. Place some rocks for the bees to land and have easy access to the water. During the summer last year we got no rain for a long period of time while the sun was having a blast which is not the best thing for the earth. A good thing is to place bowls of water throughout your garden to help the living beings in the drying heat.

Plant berries. If you are not the biggest fan of flowers, maybe you are allergic to pollen then there are definitely other ways to help the bees. Plant berries such as raspberries and blackberries to help the bees with high concentrations of nectar and sugar which is what the bees use for energy.

Don't be afraid to let your garden grow wild. Allowing corners of your garden to grow wild is very helpful to bees as it will provide valuable habitats for them. Cut your lawn less frequently and allow daisies and dandelions to bloom for a longer period of time.

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I hope this was helpful and could inspire you to create a garden for the bees. Thank you so much for reading and I hope to see you again soon!