Support local beekeepers by getting your honey from local farmers’ markets and other local businesses. Create a pollinator habitat with bee-friendly plants in your yard or on your school or business property. Plant a bee water garden to attract pollinators.
Why should we protect bees?
We need to save the bees because of the critical role they play in our ecosystem. … Their nectar and pollen may not be as available as a food source for bees and plants may be deprived of bee pollination. Pesticide use has had an adverse effect on bee populations.
What are the top 5 reasons why bees are so important?
Here are the top five reasons why they are so important to us.
- They Pollinate Food Crops. Honeybees always travel incredible distances to look for pollen. …
- They Pollinate Wild Plants. Bees not only help with food crops, but they also pollinate wild plants. …
- They Produce Honey. …
- Honey Products. …
What if bees went extinct?
Without bees, they would set fewer seeds and would have lower reproductive success. This too would alter ecosystems. Beyond plants, many animals, such as the beautiful bee-eater birds, would lose their prey in the event of a die-off, and this would also impact natural systems and food webs.
Will deer bother beehives?
Re: Bees and Deer
They don’t bother the hives, and since they mostly travel during the evening and night hours.. they don’t interact.
Do mice get into beehives?
Mice frequently move into a hive because it is warm and because there is a lot of food inside. But the food the mice are looking for is the honey and pollen, not the bees. Mice are certainly capable of ruining the comb, eating the honey, and causing the colony to starve, but they are not pernicious meat-eaters.