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July 09, 2018 0 Comments

Tuesday the 10th July unites the nation for the 2018 National Don’t Step on a Bee Day! As ever, we're calling for your help to protect our precious bees.

 Don't step on a bee day...

The recent press surrounding the ‘Bee Crisis’ has been hard to ignore. Not only do our bees help provide the honey, propolis and beeswax contained within your favourite Bee Good products, they also help to keep us all fed and watered! Without the tireless work of our little buzzing friends, over a third of everything we eat would disappear from our tables.

 

What can you do?

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 audience on Facebook or Twitter and tag @BeeGood_UK or use #DontStepOnABeeDayor #BeeGoodtobees on Instagram to help raise awareness!

Please see below for our Top 5 Bee care tips to give you inspiration for Don’t Step on a Bee Day:

  1. Don’t step on a bee!(of course!)
  2. Support your local beekeeper!The majority of our honey here in the UK is imported (85%!), but with the wealth of beekeepers on our doorstep, there is really no need. Support your local beekeeper by visiting a nearby farm shop or deli and enjoy their precious produce for breakfast on some warm buttered toast - yum!
  3. Plant our Seedballs! We send a Seedball containing 100 bee-friendly seeds with every Bee Good order placed on beegood.co.uk – it couldn’t be easier! Simply scatter your Seedball containing wildflower seeds, clay, compost & chilli powder in your garden, allotment, flower pot or window box to create dozens of attractive, bee-friendly blooms.
  4. Download the Great British Bee Count appThis wonderful app created by Friends of the Earth allows you to log the bees you spot out and about. This builds a picture of bee health and activity in the UK to secure a thriving future for our buzzing bees! You can find out more about the app here.
  5. Adopt a Beehive! If you want to help the honeybees but don’t have space or time, you can support the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) in their efforts to promote bees and beekeeping. When you Adopt a Beehive with the BBKA you are sent a ‘welcome’ box of goodies which includes:
    • A jar of English honey
    • A “Pocket Guide to the Honeybee"
    • A packet of pollinator-friendly wildflower seeds
    • A lip balm

    In addition to your three seasonal updates from your beehive, you'll receive a copy of the BBKA's Hive Talk newsletter. Each edition contains a wealth of information about the world of beekeeping and ways you can help, including gardening tips and ideas to help feed the honey bees too. All for just £36 including p&p per annum. A great gift for anyone with an interest in honey bees and honey!