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02 Feb

6 things you can do to help bees

Posted by Wendy Ives

Bees' knees is the place where the collected pollen is stored while the workers are still collecting or eating. The phrase "the bees knees" means an excellent choice. In my mind, it's the best place, the top of the heap, since pollen is the key to life as we know it.

Yes! The price of beeswax doubled last year, within a 6 month period. We were shocked. Bees are in trouble and their wax price has skyrocketed. If you shop around for high quality beeswax products, you will notice that our creams are still in the low end of pricing for high quality organic body care. The bees' well being depends on individual rejection of bee killing pesticides and herbicides, which will impact your food, household cleaning, and gardening supply choices.

Here is a list of minor things you can do to help the bees: 

1. Buying organic food is a great way to give less money to toxic chemical producing and using businesses. Since bees are a causality of this, I hope no one in their right mind can call a pollinating bee a pest. They are doing the tiny delicate work required for us to have a food system. 

2. Plant wild flowers in your yard, and everywhere. 

3. STOP using herbicides and START weeding your garden the old fashioned way. Use mulch, like wood chips, hay and leaves to keep unwanted plants out of your garden. 

4. LOVE dandelions. These are not weeds, but just a common flower that blooms in the spring. Change how you look at them and appreciate the lovely burst of yellow. 

5. STOP using pesticides to chase away unwanted bugs. In the early spring, look around your house for yellow jackets that are building nests. These nests can be moved with other methods.

6. Spread the word.

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