You're doing a great job saving the bees in Woozworld! Did you know, however, that bees could use your help IRL as well?
While populations of bees are relatively stable at the moment in North America, they have had their ups and downs. This can be attributed to many things, but the main causes are climate change and the use of pesticides.
So, what can YOU do?
Let flowers grow!
Bees looooove dandelions and clover, but some people think they're weeds, especially when they grow on lawns. Instead of pulling them out, cutting them off or using a pesticide to get rid of them, let these pretty, little things bloom! Sure, a nice, lush, green lawn is beautiful… But a nice, lush, green lawn speckled with bursts of yellow, purple and white petals? Simply stunning! Not to mention, you'll have plenty of buzzing little visitors!
And plant some flowers, too!
Who doesn't like to look at beautiful flowers? Planting flowers that are native your area is a great way to welcome bees to your yard. Depending where you live, you might even be able to plant some useful flowering herbs, like lavender, mint (which mosquitoes hate) or chamomile.
Hit the farmers' market!
Buying local produce not only supports your local farmers, but your local environment, too! Bees help things to grow through pollination, so if you buy locally, you'll be supporting your local hives' hard work as well. Of course, we know it's not always possible to buy locally from farmers' markets (we live in Canada, hellooooo), so when it's not possible, talk to your parents about choosing organic produce!
Keep the bees hydrated!
This is one of the simplest things you can do for the bees. You can do it even if you don't have a yard or garden and it'll take minimal parental convincing. Simply leave a small dish of water in your outside space. Bees need to drink water, too! Bee sure (sorry, couldn't help it) to add a few twigs or rocks to the dish so that bees have a place to land and take off.
As you can see, simple changes in the way we go about our day-to-day lives can benefit our little bee friends. So, if you wanna take your bee-saving ways to the real world, now's your chance!
Get out there and get buzzy!