Spring has sprung, and it’s the perfect time to think about what we can plant to help save our bees. Bee colonies are dramatically disappearing, in fact some bumblebee species in the UK have become extinct already. Over the past 50 years, we’ve lost 50%! Bees are essential in pollinating the crops that form our food, and also the wild plants that grow across the country and provide food for much of our wildlife. Without our busy little pollinators, life as we know it would be drastically altered.
Let’s work together to stop what will be a catastrophic natural disaster by doing as much we can to help these beautiful creatures numbers increase. Putting up bee hives and houses, buying and growing organic and pesticide free food, and planting the right plants are all positive things we can do, and encourage others to do the same!
We love this illustration by Hannah Rosengren which shows 21 plants we can grow to help save bees, if you don’t have a garden, try planting on windowsills.
Spread the message with Hannah’s screen printed eco-friendly tote bag! Available to purchase here.
Tip: If you ever see a bee lying on the ground, chances are it’s not dead but just exhausted, by following this advice offered by the RSPB, a spoonful of sugar could go a long way to helping!