In case anyone isn’t aware, these guys are dying off in the millions as a result of toxic chemical usage. This is more of reason to avoid pesticides and eat organic where possible, and garden with these critters in mind. Oftentimes, this can mean the path of least resistance, like allowing beneficial red clover and dandelion to remain in the yard, or shifting your yard from growing grass to growing food and medicine that can help sustain you and your family.
This becomes increasingly for both the bees and the food chain as Monsanto uses genetic modification to make crops more resistant to pesticides and herbicides which have been shown to harm bees. Canola, soybean, and corn are all doused with the heaviest quantities of bee- killing chemical neonicatinoide. Having more diversity in the diet, and using your garden to grow organic food sources can collectively help offset this burden.
More, simple steps to take to help this fundamental part of our ecosystem include using soap and vinegar as a pest deterrent as opposed to chemical sprays, using companion planting instead of Monsanto’s fertilizers like miraclegro (which every time you purchase, you give them more ammo to kill bees with 😕). There are also easier methods like composting food you would throw out anyway or buying organic fertilizer produced by a company that really needs that money you’re spending on it. Rather than using chemicals to remove weeds learn their benefits as they’re actually some of the most beneficial substances on the planet that can likely help heal at least one of your ailments. And if you do want to get rid of weeds, you can enjoy free exercise and vitamin D while potentially decreasing the occurrence of depression by interacting with the soil and pulling them.
Other plants to help feed the bees include hyacinth, borage with its own beneficial compounds to humans— being is great for the skin and nervous system; echinacea which can help boost the immune system during cold and flu season. It is encouraging to realize you can have such an impact on the course of the world by doing simple things that can benefit you as well as your family simultaneously, and potentially save you money. You can step into your power really have an effect. The plant and animal kingdom, as well as your own health, will thank you.