The bees gotta drink too yah know!
With so much talk around saving our bees I thought I would touch a little bit onto why it’s so important we ALL pay attention to this news flash. It’s nothing like Kylie Jenners lipstick having a faulty brush kinda’ news, it’s like Donald Trump is the new President of the United States kinda’ news, shocking, scary and sad.
Listen up you guys, these little bees do a lot for us, more than just give us honey and make Honey Nut Cheerios extra delicious; here is why it’s so important that we help them out in anyway we can!
DID YOU KNOW
- One in three bites of food we take, we have the bees (and other pollinators) to thank for
- Without bees we wouldn’t be able to enjoy some of our favorite foods like apples, almonds, coffee & honey
- Bees are the only insect that produces food eaten by man
- Bees tend to at least 2,000 flowers a day, carrying pollen and dramatically assisting our food supply
- Honey Nut Cheerios has graciously given away 115 million wildflower seed packs (well over their goal of 35 million) to all those who requested some in hopes to help #BringBackTheBees; thanks goodness for companies like Honey Nut Cheerios
It’s so very important that we help these little guys get what they need, to continue to do what they do best, and of course stay hydrated while doing so. These poor little guys buzz around all day with their wings flapping 10,000 times a minute; give that a try and tell me you’re not begging for a glass of “anything liquid”. This is why Sofia and I thought a DIY Bee Feeder was a must for not only our garden this Spring and Summer, but to share with all of you.
Probably one of our more simple DIY’s to date, a Bee Feeder really only needs a few things, all I’m sure you probably already have on hand. A shallow dish, some marbles (or clean rocks) and a little bit of fresh water. Seriously, I told you this was easy. Fill your dish with marbles and top with water just enough for it to fill but not enough where you see a pool of water above the marbles. Not enough water for them to drown in, but just enough water for them to land on a marbles and drink around it. Make sense?
Place it in your garden where you see bees frequent, or if you don’t know, try placing them near some lavender or a brightly colored flower of any kind, they’re drawn to this. Once a bee finds a safe spot to drink clean water, they will remember and return as long as you keep it stocked. So make sure to visit your little Bee Feeder a few times a week to ensure the water is fresh and accessible by the little guys. Not only are you doing good for the bees and our future crops but your flower beds will have never looked so beautiful being visited that many times a day.
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE to thank the Bees today? #BringBackTheBees