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|One of the easiest ways to help Honey Bees is Just a simple click away. Legislation involving Honey Bess goes beyond voting against harmful pesticides. Many cities in the United states are pushing to legalize urban bee keeping, and helping these bee keepers is as simple as signing a petition.
You can find a full list of these petitions here and start helping right now!
|With urban sprawl, and a growing monoculture based agriculture system, Honey Bees are losing their native habitat. Many of the most common plants Honey Bees forage for, such as clover and dendelions are regarded as weeds, are kept at bay by home owners. Allowing wildflowers to grow, can create a haven for Honey Bees and other pollinators. As a home owner you can also opt to plant Bee friendly flowers instead.
A few good examples of flowers to plant include: lavender, poppies, black-eyed susans, and lilacs.
For an even more comprehensive list, please visit here.
Buy local honey and produce. Buying local often helps to support better farming practices, along with supporting the farmers and bee keepers them selves. Ontop of this, most produce travels over 1,500 miles over the course of several days to reach your grocery shelves.
While buying local may seem hard at first, many local markets exist in large and small cities alike. This holds true for bee keepers! Click here to find out more about where you can buy locally.