The world is becoming more and more aware of how essential bees are to our survival. One-third of all the food on the planet is pollinated by bees, so without them, food would be in short supply.
The earth can sustain many people without those foods that require pollination, but having the bees intact is imperative or many people will suffer.
The Bee Conservatory is very familiar with how important those insects are, so they are now giving away homes through their sponsor-a-hive program.
Beehives are being provided across the United States and Canada to schools, community groups, and gardens. Even if you weren’t able to make the deadline to receive a hive, they still help you to make your own home for native bees to do your part.
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A native bee home is made up of tubes, but each home only houses a single female bee that is the queen and will lay eggs. Those bees don’t produce wax or honey, so it is not necessary to be a beekeeper in order to provide them with a home.
They also can be established without any legal restrictions, and all you need is a little bit of time, the supplies, and a desire to do something good to get started.
According to The Center for Biological Diversity, one out of every six bee species is regionally extinct and over 4000 native bees could become extinct very soon.
23% of all bees in the United States have declined, especially near farming areas. Since most bees don’t travel very far from their homes to pollinate and gather resources, hanging just a single bee house can have a significant impact on the community.
The Bee Conservancy is going to continue to be proactive in this regard, and will soon be running a Facebook group so that anyone who receives a bee home can be more active and can even join with others who have similar interests.
It’s nice when people step up to the plate and do the right thing.Whizzco