10th July, once again, unites the nation for the annual Don’t Step on a Bee Day! As ever, as a skincare business that loves pollinators, we’re calling for your help to protect our precious bees.
Without the tireless work of our native bees in the UK, over a third of everything we eat would disappear from our tables. Bees are so vitally important for the planet’s ecosystem, and yet they are still under threat like never before.
Bee the Change!
This Don’t Step on a Bee Day; we urge you to help spread the message! We would love it if you could share the message with your friends on Facebook or Twitter and tag @BeeGoodUK or use #DontStepOnABeeDay or #BeeGoodtobees on Instagram to help raise awareness!
But there is even more you can do.
Here are our top five 5 Bee care tips:
- Don’t step on a bee (of course!)
- Support your local beekeeper. The majority of honey in the UK is imported (85%). But with an abundance of beekeepers on our doorstep, there is no need to buy imported honey. Support your local beekeeper by visiting a nearby farm shop or deli and enjoy the honey produced by local bees from local flowers – delicious!
- Plant our Wild Flower Seedballs! We send seedballs containing 100 bee-friendly seeds with every Bee Good Gift Set order placed on beegood.co.uk – it couldn’t be easier! Simply scatter your Seedballs in your garden, allotment, flower pot or window box to create dozens of attractive, bee-friendly blooms.
- Identify your local bees. Here in the UK, we have one species of Honeybee, 24 species of Bumblebees and around 240 species of Solitary bees who come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and lifestyles. The British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) has an area on their website called “What bee is this?” which helps identify most of the more common bees in the UK.
- Give the lawnmower a rest. Leave the dandelions and daisies to grow for a few weeks to provide food for bees and butterflies. If not the whole lawn, perhaps allow for a little wildflower area for insects and pollinators.